People who are in good overall physical shape and have good experience of mountain walking on all types of terrain. Previous experience of walking with crampons on a roped glacier is desirable. You must know how to tie a rope knot and put on your crampons alone.
Climbing shoe, hat, sunglasses, ski goggles, sun cream, baselayer such as a technical tee shirt, fleece, down jacket, gore tex windproof jacket, two pairs of gloves (one thick for the descent and one thin for the ascent), ski socks, 30 to 45 liter mountain backpack, water bottle or 1l thermos. Boots that take semi automatic crampons.
Helmet, harness, walking ice axe, crampons, sling, rope, ice pin, screw carabiners, single rope
Learn rope management and belay techniques for multi pitch climbing
Mastering the evolution on a glacier. What equipment to take. Techniques for roping up on a glacier. Use of crampons and ice axe. Reading and analysing the terrain. Crevasse rescue: pulley system and getting out of a crevasse.
Leave at 6am, finish around 11.30am at the Aiguille du Midi.