Frendo Spur, Aiguille du Midi North Face, Chamonix


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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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


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.


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


June 30 – September 30


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


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


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. 

About Crosby

Crosby’s knowledge and love of the mountains means that guests always have an enjoyable experience. Regardless of what mountain adventure you choose with Altus Mountain Guides, Crosby’s diverse skill set enables him to cover all of the details, ensuring that you have a safe, well-organized, and fun trip that exceeds your expectations, whether it is in the Alpine on skis or the rock.

IFMGA / ACMG Mountain Guide
Canadian Ski Guide Association Level 3
Avalanche Canada Professional Member
Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance Level 3
Outdoor Emergency Care Technician