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The great Petit Dru to the Grand Dru traverse is a serious and committed route, a true monument of mountaineering.

Challenging route, Petit Dru – Grand Dru traverse

The Drus is an immense granite face towering over the Chamonix Valley. 

The smaller neighbour to the Aiguille Verte , it is impressive and imposing. The 900m west face is steep, technical, and a stunning complement to one of the six great north faces of the Alps – recognised for it’s significance in the birth of modern mountaineering. 

The Drus has two separate summits: The Grande Aiguille du Dru (3754m) and Petite Aiguille du Dru (3733m), connected by the Breche du Dru (3697m). 

The traverse, first completed in 1901, remains a serious and committing route – a true test for experienced alpinists. 

While the climbing is quite technical and physical in places, the true challenge lies in combining the climbing, length, terrain complexity, altitude, and level of commitment. 

Our Chamex mountain guides will be delighted to climb this truly iconic route with you!

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2 days of climbing
1 night in a mountain hut
Guiding ration 1:1
Available June - July


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