Given the weather conditions and the high altitude, proper protective clothing is a must. You are highly advised to make sure you have warm clothes, even during the summer months, sunglasses, and a high factor sun block.
(even in the summer)
Groups at risk at high altitude
The site is not recommended for :
people with a history of heart issues
children under the age of three
Why not take toddlers?
The inner ear of children under the age of three years old is not developed enough to withstand the change in pressure that comes with the speed of the ascent. The 1077 metres between La Mongie and the Pic du Midi is actually covered in less than 15 minutes.
From the age of three onwards, the ear reacts naturally allowing the child to carry out the ascent with no problem.
The site may be closed down at any time for the safety of visitors, particularly when there are high winds or storms.