From the Pont des Brebis, we hike on a path crossing the Romanche river and through scree and snowfields. Going up those snowfields with slopes getting gradually steeper, we reach the Col du Bec (3065m) then the ridge between the Pic de l'Homme and the Bec de l'Homme. The Amieux ledge (3200m), discovered by local guide Lucien Amieux, is equipped with a cable and allows us to leave the ridge and set foot on the Tabuchet glacier in a less steep and crevassed place. We follow its right rim up until reaching the Aigle mountain hut.
1800m vertical from Villar d'Arêne (1650m) to the Aigle mountain hut (3450m) - between 5 and 7 hours.
Night in the mountain hut.