Frendo Spur, Aiguille du Midi North Face, Chamonix

DESCRIPTION

The Frendo Spur, (D+ / III 4 1200m) on the Aiguille du Midi North Face, in Chamonix on the Mont Blanc massif is an ultra classic route.  The Frendo Spur must be one of the most viewed routes in Chamonix because it is just to the left of the Aiguille du Midi Telepherique.  At D+ / III 4 1200m the Frendo Spur is often an avid Mountaineer’s first “BIG” alpine route.  It has everything a mountaineer longs for.  Super short approach and NO decent. Pleasant yet challenging rock climbing and the finish into the clouds of steep snow and ice to 80 degrees.

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WHO FOR

The Frendo Spur, (D+ / III 4 1200m) Aiguille du Midi North Face, Chamonix, Mont Blanc is for fit experienced climbers. Frendo Spur is 1600m from Refuge du Plan de l’Aiguille to the finishing elevation of 3,842 m at the Aiguille du Midi Telepherique. Guided

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Transport from Geneva to Chamonix, Valley accommodation (based on double occupancy), Mountain Accommodation, Breakfast, Pack Lunch, Dinner in Mountain huts, Transportation around Chamonix, Guides fee, Group equipment.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

Travel to Geneva, Dinner while in Valley, Personal equipment rental (contact if you require), Drinks while in mountain huts (no running water in mountain huts, 1.5l
= 5euro/7cnd) Personal climbing gear (shoes, harness, helmet), Lunch, Water, Camera *full gear list

Dates

June 30 – September 30

Price

Contact us for current Frendo Spur, Aiguille du Midi North Face pricing.

ITINERARY

Day 1:

Meet your guide the day before to organize gear and food. Then travel to the Refuge du Plan de l’Aiguille via the Aiguille du Midi Telepherique.

 Day 2/3:

Start from the Refuge du Plan de l’Aiguille typically at 2am depending on conditions and time of year. Or later if you are planning to do the route over two days with one Bivi on the route.

Kirsi Heiskanen Ice climbing on the Frendo Spur

Kirsi Heiskanen Ice climbing on the Frendo Spur

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Frendo Spur, (D+ / III 4 1200m) on the Aiguille du Midi North Face, in Chamonix

photos: Crosby Johnston

Frendo Spur EQUIPMENT LIST

If you want to be guided on this trip you know what gear to bring.

Please contact Altus Mountain Guides for any questions or expert advice on the best equipment to have.  We can lend you gear free of charge or can advise you on the best gear to purchase.