Aiguille du Midi

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Overview

The extraordinary rough tooth of the Aiguille du Midi (3842m), ascending from the Mont Blanc massif, is one of Chamonix’ most particular highlights. The 360-degree perspectives on the French, Swiss and Italian Alps from the highest point are (truly) stunning. All year, you can skim through trolley from Chamonix to the Aiguille du Midi on the vertiginous Téléphérique de l’Aiguille du Midi. Dress comfortably: even in summer, temperatures at the top once in a while ascend above – 10°C (in winter plan for – 25°C).

Up top, you can take in the view truly every way (counting straight down, gratitude to the glass-amazed Step into the Void). Most of the way up, Plan de l’Aiguille (2317m) is a breathtaking spot to begin climbs or to paraglide.

From the Aiguille du Midi, between late May and September, you can proceed for a further 50 minutes of staggering view – think ice sheets and prods, seracs and sparkling ice fields – in the littler air pockets of the Télécabine Panoramique Mont Blanc to Pointe Helbronner (3466m) on the France–Italy fringe. The SkyWay Monte Bianco trolley would then be able to take you a further 4km to the Val d’Aosta ski resort of Courmayeur, on the Italian side of Monte Bianco.