Greatest Alpine Climbs

Climb some of the greatest mixed routes and majestic ridges in the Alps. We’ve hand-picked a selection of Chamonix’s most iconic climbs for you to discover with our Chamex UIAGM mountain guides.

With year-round mechanical lift access to peaks from 2000m to almost 4000m, it is no surprise that Chamonix has become a world centre for modern alpinism. Climbs that used to require days of trekking and glacial navigation to reach are now accessible within a matter of minutes. All trips are available on a private tailored basis to maximise your time in the Alps. Below are a number of ideas to whet your appetite for adventure; for more possible options please send us an email, call us on or pop into our Chamonix office for a friendly chat. There really is no excuse not to get up into the mountains, even if you are only here for a flying visit…!


Lyskamm (4527m) traverse

Climb Lyskamm (4527m) traverse, the most interesting ridge in the Monte Rosa range.

Climb Aiguille du Chardonnet

3 day itinerary with ascent of the iconic Chamonix peak - Aiguille du Chardonnet. This programme includes 2 Alpine routes and 2 nights on mountain huts.

Aiguille Verte – Couloir Whymper

Climb one of the most beautiful and significant summits of the Mont Blanc massif - the Aiguille Verte (4122m) by the Whimper Couloir (700m, AD+ / III).

La Meije Traverse

Guided ascent of this emblematic summit of the Southern Alps


Rochefort – Grandes Jorasses Traverse

Majestic ridge traverse over complex rock and mixed terrain at 4000m altitude. Several 4000m summits, a bivouac and breath taking views comprise this extraordinary and unique itinerary.

Aiguilles du Diable, Mont Blanc du Tacul

Fantastic and varied route at D+ / 5c on the SE ridge of the Mont Blanc du Tacul. Climb six 4000m summits of granite and mixed climbing in a day. This should be on the wish list of any experienced alpinist.

Traverse of the Drus (3754m)

Serious and committed traverse Petit Dru – Grand Dru over 3 days. Technical and long route for experienced alpinists (D, 5c)