Arête à Marion-Massif des Aravis

The Marion ridge allows you to reach the summit of the Pointe de la Blonnière at 2369m, above the Aravis pass. It is one of the most beautiful ridges in the Aravis, of a very accessible level, offering a privileged view of the Mont Blanc chain.
Massif des Aravis
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L'arête à Marion

We meet at the Col des Aravis at 1486m, leaving behind the souvenir shops and bar terraces (for the moment...) to start walking on an easy path through the mountain pastures. The path quickly becomes straight for 1h30 of sustained effort, on a less marked path and uncomfortable rocks. The walking sticks will be a great help!

Finally we discover this hidden ridge, starting its climb at around 2050m. Let's go for 300m of fun!

3 beautiful pitches on a level 4 slab on a compact and solid limestone lead us to the ridge that we will climb for a long time by an easy climb (level 2 to 4a), steep but sometimes vertiginous, leaving us time to admire the high snowy summits of the Mont-Blanc massif. Climbing shoes will be necessary, at least for the first part.

After 3-4 hours of climbing we will arrive at the summit for a break and a well-deserved picnic.
We'll walk back down and do some easy de-escalation to the top and its steep scree, where you'll need to be a good walker.  A 1h30 descent will be necessary to find the Aravis pass where we can quench our thirst on the terrace!


Difficulty : AD- a few pitches of level 4, approach and descent on path and steep scree, for good walkers

Gain in altitude : 900m including 300m of climbing

Time : 1h30 approach walk, 3h to 4h climbing, 1h30 descent. In total, allow about 7 hours (without breaks)


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Arête à Marion-Massif des Aravis

The price includes
Supervision by a UIAGM high-mountain guide
Loan of harness and helmet
Group of 2 people maximum for 1 mountain guide
The price doesn't include
Transport and parking until the start of the race,
Food and drinks,
Personal insurance
Level
Be able to climb from 4 to second.
Good physical condition required: good walker as the path is difficult
Meeting
Meeting point at 8am at the Col des Aravis
Return at the end of the afternoon
Equipment to be provided
Walking or mountaineering shoes
Climbing shoes
Rucksack 20 to 30 liters
Water bottle
Technical clothing
Walking poles

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Meeting place
Col des Aravis
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