Pretty straightforward approach from the Plan d-Aiguille station (halfway station up the Aiguille du Midi Lift). Put that helmet on early because of the crud falling off.
Check the Weather at the OHM (Office du Haute Montagtne) and read the climber's log book there for the latest conditions. Watch it as the rock and icefall last year were above average.
1100 meters of mixed ice and rock climbing. If the lower rock buttress is pretty dry, the route can be completed in a day from the Plan d"Aiguille lift station. Just be quick about it.
Seriously consider bivying up on the Plan for an early start. Waiting for the first lift, combined with the approach time, are only recommended for the most efficient alpinists.
See attached route map for photo description.
Descent: Ride down on the Aiguille du Midi lift.
Friends, 2 x 50m ropes, ice screws, tools, fitness.
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