A legendary route to reach the summit of the majestic Aiguille Verte, one of the most significant mountains in the Mont Blanc massif. 700 meters of steep snow and ridge climbing with AD+ difficulty.
With 4122 m of altitude Aiguille Verte is one of the most significant and important mountains of the Mont Blanc range, for both its beauty and history. From the top the view is unforgettable and well deserved as there is no easy way to reach the summit - all the routes are long and quite technical.
We will climb the Whymper couloir which is the most obvious and elegant line on the SE face of the mountain. First climbed (partially) by Christian Almer, Franz Biner, Edward Whymper in 1865, this route is one of the Chamonix classic climbs and one which should be on the “list” of any mountaineer.
The climb is not overly technical but it is long and sustained at 45 – 55 degrees. Because it is SE facing, most of it is completed during the night. You will enjoy the summit with the magical views of the sunrise.
This ascent is over 2 days with 1st day approach to the Couvercle hut and 2nd day summit the Aiguille Verte and return to Chamonix.
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