Aiguille du Midi Climber's Log

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seydlitz - Nov 1, 2022 2:23 am Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2022

Aiguille du Midi - Plan de l'Aiguille

Walked from Chamonix to Plan de l'Aiguille, then took the Cable Car to Aiguille du Midi. Boarded the Cable Car back to Plan de l'Aiguille and walked down to Chamonix.


Nashty6 - Aug 11, 2022 4:27 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2016

My first Alpine Route  Sucess!

Pleasant approach, spent the night in the Refuge and climbed just before day break. Repeated a few years later with Richard Perry.

T. White

T. White - Jul 1, 2019 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2019

Fascinating experience  Sucess!

Definitely felt the effects of altitude, but the weather was almost perfect and it was a treat to look out at the icy expanse. Took time to ponder the feat of engineering that brought me to this summit, which would probably not be allowed today. - Jul 3, 2018 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2000

Arête des Cosmiques Route  Sucess!

Arête des Cosmiques with John Lee

Jake Robinson

Jake Robinson - Jul 26, 2016 8:58 pm Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2016

Cheated  Sucess!

Took the tram, then elevator, after skiing at Les Grands Montets. I don't really even know why I'm checking in here. Views were incredible - so were the crowds.


Cissa - Aug 15, 2015 11:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2015

Again  Sucess!

Less than 2 months later the route was super dry and we did it all in boots.


Cissa - Jun 18, 2015 3:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2015

Cosmiques ridge  Sucess!

A lucky day of good weather and an unexpected climb as we were climbing some thing else the day before but did not catch the last cable car. Fun traverse.


Rapparee - Jan 15, 2015 7:58 pm

Classic  Sucess!

Been on it three times from Cosmiques, what a view. Alpine tradition everytime I'm there!

Konrad Sus

Konrad Sus - Sep 30, 2013 2:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 1996

Great Weather  Sucess!

Fantastic panorama

Nigel Braggins

Nigel Braggins - Sep 25, 2013 6:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 1997

South Face and Arete des Cosmiques  Sucess!

Great day with Steve on the classic route V/V+


chris.mueller - Sep 15, 2013 6:22 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2013

Long day on the cosmique ridge  Sucess!

Great day on the cosmique ridge.


pvnisher - Jul 3, 2013 9:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

via arete cosmiques  Sucess!

Did in conjunction with Pointes Lachenal. This was great, but a little harder than I had been led to believe. Some very exposed moves on skethcy snow with no handholds.


secander - Jun 23, 2013 9:25 am Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

Arête des Cosmiques  Sucess!

Did Arête des Cosmiques twice and Voie Rebuffat on the South face once.


ericvola - Jun 7, 2013 12:08 pm

South face  Sucess!

A classic training ground. Climbed it many times by different routes of which the Rebuffat five times, once with Jean Afanassieff, abseiling from the top and getting up in one hour! Another time, in 1964, I was caught in a huge storm, transforming the route in less than one hour in a snow climb on the 75/80° slabs. We nearly froze to death as we only had shirts but got out on own own.

ZeroFC - Oct 8, 2012 5:17 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2012

Nice view  Sucess!

Nice view from here and beautiful weather conditions at the time.

Alberto Rampini

Alberto Rampini - Oct 4, 2012 1:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1985

Rebuffat and Frendo Spur  Sucess!

Frendo Spur in 1985 and Rebuffat in 1982


Jake - Sep 14, 2012 6:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2011

After the Mont Blanc du Tacul  Sucess!

...we went up to the Aiguille du Midi and took the cable car down to the Pointe Hellbronner. I liked the snow arete very much. Would like to come back one day and climb via the Frendo Spur.

Bart Vaganée

Bart Vaganée - Sep 13, 2012 6:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2012

Arête des Cosmiques  Sucess!

We climbed in in foggy weather. Not too difficult, but nice climbing!


markhallam - Feb 28, 2012 3:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1989

I can count ONE ascent!  Sucess!

Since the first time in 1978 I have been up the magnificent cableway many times. However in 1989 I guided a work colleague round the 'trois monts' traverse of Mont Blanc, going in the opposite direction to most - so we finished on the Aig du Midi - so I count that as having climbed it!


markthejock - Feb 16, 2012 4:16 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2011

Frendo spur  Sucess!

A bivvy near the midway station and a 3am start ensured we were first on the route, with the best conditions possible. Very mild overnight so snow still quite soft with several large avalanches throughout the morning. Summited approx midday.

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