Aiguille du Midi: Rebuffat – Baquet

Many years ago, I climbed the R√©buffat – Baquet route in the South face of Aiguille du Midi in Mont Blanc Massif. Beautiful route but we “got lost” above the 6th pitch and finished by another route…

Climbers on the Aiguille du Midi ridge (© P. Gatta)
Climbers on the Aiguille du Midi ridge (© P. Gatta)

Yesterday I went back with Anna. Once again we enjoyed the amazing first 6th pitches but got lost again and climbed something that is not the Rébuffat and not what I climbed the first time either.

Anna in the first pitch of Rebuffat - Baquet, Aiguille du Midi (© P. Gatta)
Anna in the first pitch of Rebuffat РBaquet, Aiguille du Midi (© P. Gatta)

That’s great though because I can climb the same route over and over but it is always different and I am always on sight.

Anna in Rebuffat - Baquet, Aiguille du Midi (© P. Gatta)
Anna in Rebuffat РBaquet, Aiguille du Midi (© P. Gatta)

Philippe in 3rd picth of Rebuffat - Baquet, Aiguille du Midi (© A. Gatta)
Philippe in 3rd picth of Rebuffat РBaquet, Aiguille du Midi (© A. Gatta)

The Rébuffat РBaquet is 200m high, graded TD 6a. We took the 6b exit which ends on the top of Aiguille du Midi South East Pilastre.

Anna in the S crack of Rebuffat - Baquet, Aiguille du Midi (© P. Gatta)
Anna in the S crack of Rebuffat РBaquet, Aiguille du Midi (© P. Gatta)

Philippe in 7th picth of Rebuffat - Baquet, Aiguille du Midi (© A. Gatta)
Philippe in 7th picth of Rebuffat РBaquet, Aiguille du Midi (© A. Gatta)

Anna on the top of South East Pilastre of Aiguille du Midi (© P. Gatta)
Anna on the top of South East Pilastre of Aiguille du Midi (© P. Gatta)

Thunderstorm coming on Mont Blanc du Tacul, Mont Maudit and Mont Blanc (© P. Gatta)
Thunderstorm coming on Mont Blanc du Tacul, Mont Maudit and Mont Blanc (© P. Gatta)

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