For many the Frendo Spur on the Aiguille du Midi is the first big alpine big route they dream of. It is hard not to be mesmerised by this elegant line so visible from down-town Chamonix and over which the hordes of tourist navigate in the glass box of the cable-car each day on their way to the Aiguille du Midi top terrace.
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We will meet for dinner at Plan d'Aiguille refuge where we will also spend the night. The refuge can be reached either by cable-car or on foot on a well worn trail, from Chamonix (Grepon parking lot)
Climb and return to Chamonix
With a pre dawn start we will leave the refuge and approach the route. Cross the Glacier des Pelerins and start on the spur on grade III terrain. Travel along the ridge, moving from left to its right and back to its left again until the crux: a 5b corner crack. Continue on easier but sustained terrain until a snow ridge that leads to the final ice crux of the route. The route finishes at the Aiguille du Midi cable car station where we take the easy way down back to Chamonix.
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- Guest's bed and dinner at Plan de l'Aiguille refuge
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- Guide's bed and dinner at Plan de l'Aiguille refuge