The Aiguilles d’Arves (3,514 metres (11,529 ft)) is a mountain in the Arves massif in the French Alps. The mountain, comprising three separate peaks (in French Aiguille), is the highest point of the massif, and is located in the department of Savoie.
The Aiguilles d’Arves was first climbed by an American, W. A. B. Coolidge, from New York. During the 1880s he claimed a number of first ascents and worked extensively in the Dauphiné Alps. He first climbed L’Auguille Centrale in 1874 and in 1878 climbed L’Aiguille Meridionale.
L’Aiguille Meridionale has claimed the lives of three climbers. Both Joseph Roche in 1898 and Robert de Wyss in 1907 were killed whilst climbing without a guide. The third death was that of Raymond Bicknell on 31 July 1927 who slid in an area above a frozen waterfall and broke his skull on rocks. Following identification of the body the rope attached was cut and the body allowed to fall into the glacier.