Fiche "Ascension de l'aiguille du midi"

Programme:

Day 1

RDV at 8h30 in front of the Montenvers Train Station
Train ride to Montenvers.
A walking path will take us to the equipped section (ladders and chains) and descend onto the glacier where we will proceed on the Mer de Glace and Tacul glacier to the Géant séracs (ice formations) and take another equipped passage leading to the Requin hut (refuge at 2516m and overnight stay).

Day 2

After progressing through the ice formations, we will attain the glacier once more, crossing a crevassed zone, which, depending on the condtions, may present a certain difficulty. 
Then, more ice formations and finally progressing to the Col du Rognon, where we will have the Aiguille du Midi in our sights
From there on, we will cross the Midi basin towards the Aiguille du Midi ridge and reach the summit where we will take the cable car back down to Chamonix.

Duration: 2 days

Dates: Mid June to mid September

Participants: 6 personnes maximum

Tarif:

1 -2 pers 3 - 4 pers 5 - 6 pers
380 € / day 400 € / day 420 € / day

. Price includes guiding fee, and the loan of certain equipment.

Equipement:

 Technical material        clothes      additionnal equipement
 Rucksack (45l)  mountaineering long legged trousers  sun glasses
 crampons  fleece jacket  sun cream
 harness  wind jacket  food and drink
 helmet Technical underwear first aid kit
 Ice axe  gloves  camera
 Mountain boots adapted for crampons  beanie and peaked cap  headlamp
 walking poles    an other layer in case...

 sleeping bag liner

supplied by guide

Additional information:

Experienced walker necessary and to be well prepared physically, as a 5hr walk each day is involved.  

The verticality of the ladders can be daunting to certain people along with crossing the crevassed zone.  Importance of the altitude of 3800m.

 

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