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Aiguille de l'M

Aiguille de l'M

Aiguille de l\'M

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: France, Europe

Lat/Lon: 45.91139°N / 6.91229°E

Object Title: Aiguille de l'M

Activities: Mountaineering, Trad Climbing

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

Elevation: 9331 ft / 2844 m


Page By: Jeroen Vels

Created/Edited: Mar 28, 2006 / Apr 1, 2006

Object ID: 184216

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When standing in Chamonix and looking up at the amazing skyline, you will find the Aiguille de l'M at the far left. Shaped like an M. In fact it is at the end of the ridge formed by the Grand Charmoz and the Petit Charmoz.
It's an enjoyeble peak, not to high, but with some very nice routes. Because of it's low altitude this peak lends itself perfectly for a short day or when the weather is doubtfull.

Getting There

The foot of the face (blue circle) can be reached easily in 2h either from Plan l'Aiguille of Montenvers.
From the Plan de l'Aiguille (yellow line) station follow the path north (downhill) to the Chalet du Plan de l'Aiguille. From here follow the trail Grand Balcon Nord towards Le Montenvers. After apr. 2,5 km's take a narrow path to the right. From this point you can clearly see the Aiguille de l'M.
From Montenvers (green line) you reach the same point by taking the the Grand Balcon Nord wich starts at the Montenvers hotel. Go around Signal Forbes (or over it) and once you are around go left up the narrow path alongside the Frêtes des Charmoz.
From here follow the path uphill.

Route Aiguille de l M
Frêtes des Charmoz


Institut Géographique National (IGN), map number: 3630 OT Chamonix (1:25000)


There are many campsites, hotels, appartments and gites in and around Chamonix. I guess you could figure it out, but...
with a little help it's so much easier:

Bed & Breakfasts
Tourist residences

External Links

Mont Blanc Group

Office de Tourisme, Chamonix:
Phone +33 4 50 53 00 24

Office de Haute Montagnes (OHM), Chamonix:
Phone +33 4 50 53 22 08
Office Haute Montagne

Météo France:
Phone +33 8 36 68 02 74 for weather
Phone +33 8 36 68 10 20 for snow conditions
Meteo France

Avalange information:
Piste Hors


1. North-North-East Ridge, D- (V-), 160m, 1st ascent Mme M. Damesme, F. Batier, M. Damesme, J. Morin, 24 august 1945
2. Ménégaux, TD (6a/6b), 200m, 1st ascent J.C. Ménégaux, S. Ménégaux, J. Poullain, august 1948
3. Couzy, TD- (5+), 180m, 1st ascent J.Couzy, M. Prost, 25 july 1952

Aiguille de l M North-North-East Ridge
Aiguille de l M North-North-East Ridge
North Face
North Face Routes


Tree in front of Aiguille de l\'MLast rope to the summit of Aiguille de l\'MThe SummitAiguille de l\'M in afternoon sunAiguille de l\'M NNE RidgeAiguille de l\'M North Face: Climbers on the Ménégaux route (2/2)Aiguille de l\'M (left) and descent couloir
Aiguille de l\'M North-North-East RidgeAiguille de l\'M North FaceAiguille de l\'M from ChamonixAiguille de l\'M North-North-East RidgeAiguille de l\'M West RidgeAiguille de l\'M North Face: Climbers on the Ménégaux route (1/2)Aiguille de l\'M. Chamonix
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