A wild ridge in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif. A huge traverse with the ascent of several major routes and peaks that overlook Chamonix. On the program more than 3000 meters of climbing, bivouacs with incredible sunset, unforgettable memories for sure.
France - Mont Blanc
June, July, August
3,750€ /personne for 1 person
Mountaineering Level 4 - Specialist
Be in good physical shape
Walk more than 15 hours
Carry a backpack weighing more than 8 kilos
Perfect knowledge and practice of mountaineering techniques and equipment
Technical level required: Very Difficult (TD) in mountaineering and 6 in rock climbing
Departure with the first train to reach the Montenvers station. We go up the Mer de Glace and on the right bank above the moraines we reach the base of the ridge of Flammes de Pierre by fixed ropes. This first day is very long and tiring because the bags are heavy, but the climbing does not exceed 5+. We are advancing as much as possible but we will have to stop bivouacking before crossing the Drus. 9 to 10 hours of walking and climbing.
Today we climb the Drus by the classic traverse, then we look for a good bivouac location at the top of the Grand Dru or on the descent. 6 to 8 hours of climbing
It is the turn of the Aiguille Sans Nom, 3982 m, and the Aiguille Verte, 4122 m, by the Sans Nom ridge. Mixed climbing where you will have to take out your crampons. At the top of the Verte, depending on the time, we will abseil down via the Whymper corridor or descend via the arête du Moine. Night at the Couvercle refuge, 2687 m. 10 to 12 hours of racing.
Descend by the path and the ladders to reach Montenvers station then Chamonix in 3-4 hours.
- 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
- Personal insurance covering the activity
- The ticket(s) for the lifts/cable cars
- 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