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Your First Mountaineering Steps around the Aiguille du Midi

Your First Mountaineering Steps around the Aiguille du Midi

The Bureau des Guides de Megève is delighted to announce new opportunities for those wishing to take their first steps in mountaineering around the Aiguille du Midi. Set against the majestic backdrop of the Alps, these courses offer a unique and exhilarating experience for high-mountain enthusiasts. Whether you’re a seasoned climber or a curious beginner, our team of experienced guides is ready to accompany you on this unforgettable adventure.

Three exceptional trails around the Aiguille du Midi

The area around the Aiguille du Midi offers many routes suitable for beginner mountaineers. Thanks to the current snow conditions, all three courses are in excellent condition. Here are three routes classified by order of difficulty, allowing everyone to progress at their own pace and discover the wonders of the high mountains:

  1. Laurence ridge
  2. Pointes Lachenal traverse
  3. Cosmiques ridge

Laurence ridge

The Arête à Laurence is the ideal route for beginner mountaineers. Located close to the Aiguille du Midi, this ridge offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The route is relatively short and not very technical, perfect for learning basic mountaineering techniques while enjoying spectacular scenery.

Pointes Lachenal traverse

The Traversée des Pointes Lachenal is a natural progression after the Arête à Laurence. This intermediate route takes you over ridges, offering moderate technical challenges. The traverse is renowned for its breathtaking panoramas and varied passages, combining walking and easy climbing.

Cosmiques ridge

arête des cosmiques under the snow

For more experienced climbers or those who have completed the previous routes, the Arête des Cosmiques is the ultimate challenge. This demanding route combines technical climbing sections with rocky passages. The route offers spectacular views of Mont Blanc and an unrivalled mountaineering experience.

Possibility of combining routes

For those looking for a more intense adventure, it’s possible to combine two of the above routes on the same day. This option allows you to maximize your mountaineering experience while taking full advantage of today’s optimal conditions.

Why choose the Bureau des Guides de Megève?

  • Expertise and safety: Our guides are experienced professionals, trained in the latest mountaineering and wilderness rescue techniques. Choosing the Bureau des Guides de Megève means opting for a safe and rewarding experience.
  • Quality equipment: We provide all the necessary equipment, regularly inspected and maintained, to guarantee your safety and comfort during your mountaineering adventure around the Aiguille du Midi. However, participants should bring their own mountaineering boots.
  • Respect for the environment: Committed to preserving our natural heritage, we adopt environmentally-friendly practices and raise our customers’ awareness of the need to protect the sites visited during their mountaineering outings.

Book Your Adventure

Reservations for your first mountaineering experience around the Aiguille du Midi are now open. Don’t miss the chance to experience an unforgettable mountaineering adventure with the Bureau des Guides de Megève. Activities take place over a full day, depending on your preferences and weather conditions. Each guide can accompany 1 to 2 people, guaranteeing personalized attention and a quality experience. For more information and to book your mountaineering trip, please visit our website or contact us directly by phone at 0450215511.

Join us for an unprecedented exploration of the routes around the Aiguille du Midi and discover the hidden wonders of the Alps with the Bureau des Guides de Megève. See you soon for new mountaineering adventures around the Aiguille du Midi!

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