Tag Archives: Aiguille du Midi

Alpinism: Mont Blanc Traverse (Mont Blanc Massif)

Climbing Mont Blanc is always a pleasure. This time, Anna and I made a long traverse from Aiguille du Midi, to the 3 Monts, Dome du Gouter, Aiguille du Gouter followed by a 3,800 meters descent to Les Houches. Sunrise from Col de la Brenva (© P. Gatta)
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Alpinism: Aiguille du Midi – La Dame du Lac (Mont Blanc Massif)

Yesterday Morgan and I climbed La Dame du Lac at Aiguille du Midi (Mont Blanc Massif), a nice route overall with a very nice first half, especially the second pitch. As often in the Aiguille du Midi, the second half is a bit confusing and we mistakenly climbed some pitches of Quand Yannick s’en mêle. […]
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Alpinism: Aiguille du Midi – Mallory Porter (Mont Blanc Massif)

Let’s start the year in a nice way; by climbing the North Face of Aiguille du Midi! Aiguille du Midi, Mallory Porter route (© 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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Alpinism: Pointes Lachenal – A l’oree du bois

After the recent snow falls on Mont Blanc Massif, most routes were in winter conditions except the Pointes Lachenal. Pascal and I went back to climb another route there ; A l’oree du bois. There are some nice pitches but the route is a bit confusing as it crosses 3 other routes. Anyway it was […]
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Alpinism: Aiguille du Midi – La Contamine

Anna and I climbed another great route in Aiguille du Midi: La Contamine, 8 pitches, all nice! We finished right on time for a quick lunch on the sunny top of the Aiguille. View over Grandes Jorasses, Rochefort and Dent du Geant from Aiguille du Midi (© A. Gatta)
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Alpinism: Pointes Lachenal – Harold et Maud

Pascal and I climbed Harold et Maud in Pointes Lachenal this morning. What a beautiful route on a perfect Granite!! Note that the other routes on Pointes Lachenal and Aiguille du Midi were dry too. View over Grand Capucin and Gervasuti Couloir from Pointes Lachenal (© P. Gatta)
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Traversée des Aiguilles de Chamonix

After almost a week of bad weather, high pressures are back and Alex and I could finally go back in Mont Blanc Massif for a fantastic climb of the Aiguilles de Chamonix. Around 3.5 km of ridge, 7 peaks crossed and 20 hours of climb from Aiguille du Midi to Plan de l’Aiguille. After col […]
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