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Vol Du Dragon

Arve Valley

Excellent 3 day grand course on Les Droites

Alpine Climbing Extreme

723 m
900 m
0 m
Low Point
3 km
High Point
3.9 km
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This is a popular alpine climbing route which is generally considered to be extreme. It's remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done between January and April. From a low point of 3 km to the maximum altitude of 3.9 km, the route covers 723 m, 900 vertical metres of ascent and 0 vertical metres of descent. You'll need bivy kit, crampons, quickdraws, glacier kit, 2 ice axes, climbing shoes and wires and friends to complete it safely.


M7 Mixed Route



Long, committing and complex routes with difficult and sustained climbing on rock/ice and challenging route finding throughout. TD upwards.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The route features some exposed and/or difficult to protect sections.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between January and April

Equipment required

  • Bivy Kit
  • Crampons
  • Quickdraws
  • Glacier kit
  • 2 Ice Axes
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Wires and Friends

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