Cosmiques Arete – Chamonix France

Last week was the grand finally of the ski season for us.  Finished with a bit of bang!  Had the pleasure of guiding returning client Carsten Kulche in Chamonix France.

The week started with terrible weather so we opted for a quick lap up the Cosmiques arete for some acclimatization.   After leaving the coffee shop in the midst of torrential downpour we where surprised to see the clouds part as we reached the top of the Aiguille du Midi lift!  Had one of the most memorable days i have ever had in these mountains, climbing perhaps the most climbed route in the area completely alone.  Not a person to be seen!!! Amazing!!

Descending from the Aiguille du Midi

The Grandes Jorrasse and the Dent du Geant

Carsten mid route on the Cosmiques Arete

Cosmiques Arete - Chamonix

Carsten belaying on the last pitch

Climbing the last pitch of the Cosmiques Arete

About Ross Berg

Ross has guided, climbed and skied in the European Alps for the last several seasons. When he's at home he can be found working as a heli ski guide in winters and climbing alpine rock routes in summer.