The Arête des Cosmiques -3842 meters- is one of the most famous and popular alpine climbs in the Mont Blanc group, an aerial, fun and never banal climbing ridge route.

Quickly reachable by the Aiguille du Midi cable car, it offers a mixed climb on excellent granite in a majestic setting. The breathtaking view of the surrounding peaks including Mont Blanc and Mont Blanc du Tacul is spectacular.

  • Arête des Cosmiques, Aiguille du Midi
  • 1 day
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Arête des Cosmiques Alpine Climbing

The Arête des Cosmiques can be reached from Chamonix, taking the Aiguille du Midi cable car which takes you to 3800 m above sea level. Having bypassed the rocky spur of the Aiguille du Midi, the mountaineers in a short time arrive at the West Ridge where the climb begins with an interesting mixed climb.

The meeting with the mountain guide for the equipment check takes place at the Mont Blanc cable car, La Palud, Entréves - Courmayeur.
Transfer to Chamonix via the Mont Blanc tunnel.
Ascent to Aiguille du Midi by cable car.
Arête des Cosmiques climbing experience.
Return to Courmayeur in the afternoon.

Mountain guide price for climb Arête des Cosmiques

€ 430 - Price for 1 person
€ 450 - Price for 2 persons

The cost does not include:

Transfer by car Courmayeur-Chamonix
Chamonix/Aiguille du Midi cable car tiket
Technical equipment
Guide expenses

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide:
    Monte Bianco cable car
    La Palud, Entréves
    11013 Courmayeur - AO
  • Meeting time 7.00 am
  • Geographic coordinates 45°49'06.3"N 6°57'46.6"E

What to bring

  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Descender
  • Carabiners
  • Mountain boots
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Technical apparel
  • Change of clothing
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Rigid terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are rigid. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a IFMGA-UIAGM Certified Mountain Guides for climbing the Arête des Cosmiques, Aiguille du Midi, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the Arête des Cosmiques mountaineering ascent.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the alpine climbing.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.