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Category: Day mountaineering
Duration: 1 day
Price from: 235 €


Located near the Emosson Lake, in Switzerland, the West ridge of the Dent de Fenestral (2 579m) offers a fun climb on its rock ridge in front of the Mont Blanc massif. After a beautiful hike among green meadows, your climb starts at the Fenestral pass (2 450m). During this itinerary, you will alternate scrambling across a rocky terrain and short rock climbing sections. The middle part of the ridge presents a few aerial sections that will challenge your balance! Once you reached the summit, two abseils and a short walk bring you back to the pass. The way back will follow the same itinerary as the walk there.

The West ridge of the Dent de Fenestral is for people wishing to discover rock ridge climbing. No previous rock climbing experience needed, but there are a few aerial sections.


The group formula associates people who do not necessarily know each other. It is ideal for people looking for group friendliness and attractive prices.

Dates (group booking) : See on-line booking

Meeting point (group booking) : 7.30am at the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix office, 190 place de l'Eglise - 74400 Chamonix

Guiding policy (group booking) : Group of 2 people maximum per guide
Children, minimum 15 years old accompanied by a parent

Price 2023 (group booking) : 235€ per person based on a minimum of 2 participants

This price includes : 
- mountain guiding services
- transfer

This price does not included :
- technical equipment : harness and helmet
- snacks & lunch

Group: A minimum of 2 people is required to guarantee the course
Maximum 2 people per guide


A private booking is the historical relationship that binds a mountain leader to their clients. It allows you to be alone or in your own group with your mountain leader who will meet your specific needs. It is undoubtedly the ideal formula realise your projects because it guarentees you a maximum amount of comfort.

Dates (private booking) : See on-line booking

Meeting point (private booking) : Your guide will call you the evening before your trip around 6.30pm to organize the meeting time and place

Guiding policy (private booking) : Between 1 - 2 people per guide
Children minimum 15 years old

Price 2023 (private booking) :
Group from 1 to 2 people : 400€

The price includes :
- mountain guiding services

The price does not include :
- technical equipment
- transport
- Picnic & snacks

Further information

In this section, find all the information about this activity. For further information, please contact our advisor.

Duration: 5 - 6 hours (schedules given as an indication)

Location:  Dent de Fenestral in Switzerland from the Emosson dam road

Ability level:  The choice of destination adapted to your level is essential for you to fully enjoy your trip. The West ridge of the Dent de Fenestral is for people wishing to discover rock ridge climbing. No previous rock climbing experience needed, but there are a few aerial sections. Approach: 1h30 (650m)

Formality: Make sure you have valid repatriation insurance for this activity. ID is mandatory to cross the border.


We recommend that you take special care in choosing your equipment because it contributes greatly to the success of your trip. As alpine conditions can be highly variable with sudden changes, it can get very cold in altitude, it is preferable to have numerous layers rather than one thick piece of clothing.


- Light back pack
- Mountain boots for walking and climbing
- Harness
- Helmet

- Classic clothing adapted for hiking
- Windproof jacket
- A sun hat
- Walking poals (optional)

- Sun glasses
- High protection sun cream
- A water bottle that contains a minimum 1,5 L
- Snacks

Our Rental Partners : You can rent your equipment with our rental shops partners and benefit from special price Sanglard Sports, Ravanel & CoConcept Pro Shop
Our Equipment Partners : Millet, Dynastar, Julbo, Grivel & Monnet

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CO2 emitted per person for the activity: 10 kg. In order to limit global warming to +2°C by 2100, the COP-21 agreement stipulates that each human should emit no more than 2t of CO2 per year. According to the French Ministry of Ecology, today European citizens emit an average of 11t per year, and American citizens emit an average of 21t annually.

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