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Climb aiguille du Chardonnet

The Aiguille du Chardonnet (3824m) is a beautiful summit, clearly visible from Chamonix. The steep, rocky walls are not deceiving, there is no easy way to reach this summit. The views and wild alpine scenery are amazing!


We have designed this 3-day course for those who would like to climb some of the best Chamonix alpine classics. You will spend 2 nights in the Albert 1er mountain hut, giving you the full alpine experience and maximising our time in the mountains.

We will take you up the Aiguille du Chardonnet via one of the following routes: the magnificent E Ridge; the Arete Forbes (AD/IV) and the equally interesting and beautiful North Spur, the Eperon Migot (AD+/IV). The Arete Forbes is a great climb that has it all: the glacier approach, a steep snow and ice climb to reach the ridge and an exposed ridge climb on a solid granite. The Eperon Migot is one of the best Chamonix ultra classic mixed routes. Both have the same descent, which is not to be underestimated.​ We deliberately keep the course ratio small on this course, with just 1 client to each mountain guide, so that you can proceed at your own pace.

From: 3290 €


  • Fitness level 4/5
  • Dates on demand
  • Guiding ratio 1:1
  • 3 days of guiding
  • Available June – July
  • 2 nights in mountain huts
Mountaineering boots
Warm hat
Thermal underwear
Fleece or woollen layers
Light puffer jacket
Windproof and waterproof jacket
Windproof and waterproof trousers
Thin gloves
Sun hat
Warm gloves
Climbing pants
Technical gear
Climbing harness
Technical gear
Telescopic poles
Technical gear
Screwgate carabiner x3
Technical gear
Belay device
Technical gear
Climbing helmet
Technical gear
Pair of technical ice axes
Technical gear
Ice climbing crampons
Technical gear
25 – 30 litres rucksack
Technical gear
Technical gear
60 cm tape sling or cordelette for prusik
Other essentials
Other essentials
Water bottle – Ideally two 1L bottles
Other essentials
Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)
Other essentials
Headlamp with fresh batteries
Other essentials
Optional items
Sleeping bag liner (Opt)
Included in price

Guide Fees

3 days of guiding and instruction by a UIAGM qualified mountain guide.

Mountain huts

2 nights  in mountain huts with breakfast and dinner included.

Lift passes

The cost of any lift access that is required during the course for the itinerary described above.

Group Equipment

Ropes, safety equipment, etc will be provided when needed by your guide.

Office Support

Our team is based at the foot of the Aiguillle du Midi cable car and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have before, during or after your trip to Chamonix.

Not included in price

Accommodation in Chamonix

Accommodation in Chamonix is not included in the price but we would be happy to advise or organise it on request.


Travel insurance including a mountain search and rescue insurance is mandatory on all our trips (we can organise the mountai search and rescue insurance for you on request). We highly advice to have a policy covering the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.

Food & Drink

The price does not include lunch or snacks. You can bring your own food and we can stop for a picnic, or there may be the option to buy lunch at a mountain hut. Please make sure that you are carrying sufficient water and snacks as we will be in the mountains for a number of hours.

Personal Equipment

Please see the “Equipment” tab to find out what you will need on this trip / course.  For private customised guiding, please contact us directly to confirm your personalised kit list.

Travel to Chamonix

The price does not include flights, airport transfers or any other travel to/from Chamonix. However, we can organise airport transfers for you on request, please contact us for details.