The Cosmique ridge, can be seen from Chamonix. A logical itinerary from the refuge of the same name, to the panoramic terrace of the aiguille du midi, where all the tourists eager for photos are waiting for us at your side.
Never frank difficulties, but an exceptional setting, and passages on the north face have taken your breath away.
An iconic ridge, a breathtaking alpine atmosphere, easily doable by the day from the Aiguille du Midi.
France - Chamonix
January, April, May, June, July, November, December
420€ /personne for 2 people
Mountaineering Level 2 - Intermediate
Be in good physical shape
Carry a 6 to 8 kg backpack
Walk between 3 and 7 hours
Have a knowledge of mountaineering techniques and equipment
Technical level required: Not very difficult (PD) in mountaineering and 3 in rock climbing
The D day
Gathering in Chamonix, in front of the Aiguille du Midi cable car. Departure with your guide.
Direction the summit of the Aiguille du Midi. Once out of the Aiguille du Midi snow ridge, we descend to join the start of the track near the Cosmiques refuge. Ascent of the Cosmiques ridge, which is a concentrate of all mountaineering techniques : climbing, snow, cramponnage, abseiling, crossing, everything goes there. The atmosphere is spectacular, the emptiness widens, the physical effort, everything is there to make of this day a memorable one.
We arrive directly on one of the tourist platforms of the Aiguille du Midi. From there, all you have to do is descend by cable car.
- A fully qualified and experienced IFMGA guide for the duration of your trip
- Mountain rescue radio
- Mandatory individual mountaineering safety equipment: harness, helmet, crampons, ice axe
- Collective equipment necessary for progression and safety
- The meal at lunchtime for both you and your guide
- Personal insurance covering the activity
- The ticket(s) for the lifts/cable cars
- All that is not included in "the price includes".
All Ecrins Prestige guides have gained the highest guiding qualification from the IFMGA and are certified to guide anywhere in the world