Monthly Archives: May 2015

Mont Blanc du Tacul – Couloir Macho

After the ascent of the Goulotte Bodin Afanasieff yesterday and a night in the Cosmique hut, Alex, Frederic and I left for the Couloir Macho on Mont Blanc du Tacul. Mont Blanc du Tacul – Couloir Macho (© P. Gatta)
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Mont Blanc du Tacul – Goulotte Bodin Afanasieff

The Bodin Afanasieff gully is an obvious route well visible from Les Houches. The route follows a 600 meters gully in the Northwest rocky face of Mont Blanc du Tacul. Mont Blanc du Tacul – Goulotte Bodin Afanasieff. End of approach in dotted line (© P. Gatta)
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Triangle du Tacul – Contamine-Negri

Taking advantage of the good weather, I went out training on Triangle du Tacul (3,970m), climbing the Contamine-Negri route and continued to the Mont Blanc du Tacul (4,248m). Serac on top of Gervasutti couloir (© P. Gatta)
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Alpinism: Pointes Lachenal – Contamine

There are some really nice routes in the Pointes Lachenal (3,613m). After Harold et Maud, L’Orée du Bois, Pascal and I climbed the Contamine yesterday (the driest on the face), another great climb. Pointes Lachenal – Contamine route (© P. Gatta)
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Climbing in Kalymnos

Kalymnos is one of the best climbing places on the planet. With 1,700 routes spread out in 65 sectors, the sun, the sea, the scenery and its special atmosphere, no wonder why is a climber paradise. Grande Grotta, Kalymnos (© P. Gatta)
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