The Aiguilles de Chamonix XXL version traverse is starting with the normal route of the Peigne, then continue with the Aiguille des Pélerins, the Deux Aigles then finally the Aiguille du Plan. Arrived there it is the classic traverse of the Aiguilles de Chamonix (Crocodile, Caiman, Fou, Ciseaux, Blaitière). Browse all the Aiguilles de Chamonix, symbol of the valley, in a single 3-day intense journey.

Region

France - Chamonix

Duration

3 Days

Months

June, July, August

2,750 /personne for 1 person

Difficulties

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

Itinerary

Day 1

The first step of this first day is to climb the Aiguille du Peigne, 3192 m. There are many options and depending on the speed and the will of the team it is possible to start with the normal route or the Papillons Ridge at first. Then after having left the bags at the 3043 m breach, climb to the summit in itself by the South-West ridge and its famous Lépiney crack or even more conventionally by the East-South-East ridge. Abseiling down to the breach 3043 m to pick up the bags and continue climbing to the Aiguille des Pélerins, 3318 m, by the Carmichael route. From the summit, a descending crossing to the Pélerins pass and a bad rock to go up to the upper Pélerins pass. A little further under the Aiguille des Deux Aigles, bivouac before a descent in rotten rock and a short abseiling. 10 to 12 hours of climbing.

D+ 1000 m

Day 2

Second day, Descent and traverse of the snow amphitheater under the northwest face of the Aiguille des Deux Aigles to reach a small pass on the southwest ridge of the Aiguille des Deux Aigles. From this pass, a short abseiling takes you to the last 4-5 pitches of the Davaille / Julien route which lead to the summit of the Deux Aigles, 3487 m. Now you have to go up the steep Plan glacier to reach the Aiguille du Plan, 3673 m. Another route begins, the Aiguilles de Chamonix traverse. Short descent to get Dent du Crocodile, 3640 m. From the top of it we descend on the ridge in down climbing and abseiling. We arrive at the breach of the Cayman. Nice climb in the northwest face of the Cayman to reach its summit, 3554 m. We do a lot of abseiling and down climbing to find ourselves at Col de Blaitière, 3352 m. A little more climbing and down climbing to reach the Col du Fou, 3365 m. Still 3 pitches to reach a superb bivouac under the Aiguille du Fou and spend the night. A wonderful sunset awaits you for a good night's sleep. 12 to 15 hours of climbing.

Day 3

Sunrise, it's time to leave the bivouac for the top of the Aiguille du Fou, 3501 m. Abseil and traverse climbing on the mer de glace side, brings us under the Aiguille du Ciseaux, which you can climb back and forth. Still crossing on the Chamonix side now to pass under the Pointe Centrale de Blaitière and reach the breach 3449 m. Now it will only be descending, abseiling and walking. Back on the Plan de l'Aiguille, the loop is complete. 5 to 8 hours of climbing. 

D+ 200 m / D- 1300 m.

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
  • The ticket for the ski lifts
  • 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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