Mount Aiguille de Rochefort lies on the long ridge that connects Mount Dent du Géant and Mount Grand Jorasses. This wonderful exposed ridge is one of the most scenic places in the Mont Blanc area. A long, evocative and extremely motley traverse that gives unforgettable emotions, visions, and sensations.

  • Aiguille de Rochefort
  • 8 hours
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Information about the climb to Mount Aiguille de Rochefort

The summit of Mount Aiguille de Rochefrort touches 4001 meters. It is reached through a spectacular snowy Rochefort Ridge that is considered one of the most enchanted and renowned corners of the Alps. This traverse is one of the most requested and recommended tours in the mountainous range of Mont Blanc. A good physical training is required to face this climb.

Climbing experience to Rochefort Ridge & Aiguille de Rochefort

Early in the morning the mountaineers will meet the alpine guide at the Mont Blanc cable car station. After checking the equipment the climbers will ride the cable car to Punta Helbronner and to Rifugio Torino from where, shortly, they will reach the glacier. A relatively easy first stretch leads to the “gums” (the base of Mount Dente del Gigante - Dent du Géant - Giant’s Tooth). The climbers will keep going on a snowy Rochefort Ridge that, through incredibly scenic passages, leads to the top of a steep col. In order to reach the summit of Mount Aiguille de Rochefort three thrilling passages on solid granite rock will have to be overtaken. The descent to Rifugio Torino takes places through the climb route.

Climb 4/5 hours with a 700 meter elevation gain. Descent 3 hours with a 700 meter elevation loss.

Where to meet your mountain guide (to be confirmed)

  • 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.
  • Price not includes The price does not include: overnight in a refuge, lunches and dinners, tickets, drinks, travel and accommodation expenses, taxi, rental of equipment.
  • 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 mountain guide for climbing the Mount Aiguille de Rochefort, in the mountainous range of Mont Blanc, 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 excursion.
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 activity.
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.

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