The Aiguilles du Diable traverse, in the heart of the Combe Maudite, is one of the often little-traveled route of the Mont Blanc massif. Far from the crowds, this route of compact granite ridges and needles takes place at an altitude of over 4,000 meters. The peculiarity of this race is that there are 6 summits of more than 4000 meters linked together which are part of the list of 82 summits of 4000 m.

Region

Chamonix - Mont Blanc

Duration

2 Days

Months

June, July, August

1,350 /personne for 1 person

Difficulties

Mountaineering level 3: Advanced
  • Be in good physical shape

  • Carry a 6 to 8 kg backpack

  • Autonomous knowledge and practice of mountaineering techniques and equipment

  • Technical level required: Quite Difficult (AD) in mountaineering and 5 in climbing

  • Walk between 6 and 12 hours

Itinerary

Day 1

Ascent to the Cosmiques refuge, 3613 m, or to the Torino refuge, 3375 m. During this day, it is possible to do a short route like the Rebuffat route on the South face of the Aiguille du Midi for example.

Day 2

Night departure from the refuge, you must join the Cirque Maudit to go up the South-West corridor of the Col du Diable, 3955 m, then the Chaubert breach, 4016 m. Ascent of the Corne du Diable, 4046 m, back and forth then the traverse begins. Pointe Chaubert, 4074 m, in 2 pitches, then a descent in 3 short abseils. We see Pointe Médiane, 4097 m, with its beautiful photogenic dihedral. A short abseil brings us to the foot of Pointe Carmen, 4109 m. abseiling again before sending the Isolée, 4114 m. then the mixed terrain which eventually leads to Mont Blanc du Tacul, 4248 m.

6 summits over 4000 meters in a single route ! It only remains to descend by the normal route of Tacul and return to the Aiguille du Midi.

Included

  • 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

Not included

  • Personal insurance covering the activity
  • Overnight accommodation described in the program
  • All that is not included in "the price includes".
  • Transportation to the meeting point and from the point of separation

All Ecrins Prestige guides have gained the highest guiding qualification from the IFMGA and are certified to guide anywhere in the world

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