Tag Archives: Grands-Montets

Alpinism: Minaret – Voyage en Pierre Sainte (Mont Blanc Massif)

Voyage en Pierre Sainte is a new route, opened by E. Moro and D. Boroch in 2016. Located just right of Versant Satanique, it is very close in style with the two crux pitches on wide cracks, it is a bit harder and a top quality route. Voyage en Pierre Sainte (© A. Gatta)
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Alpinism: Aiguille Verte – Couloir Couturier (Mont Blanc Massif)

The Aiguille Verte is an iconic mountain of the Mont Blanc Massif and it is always a pleasure to climb it. The Couloir Couturier is a classic and this year it has been in good conditions for a while, so Morgan and I decided to climb it up and down as training. The last serac […]
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Ski-Alpinism: Aiguille d’Argentière – Glacier du Milieu (Mont Blanc Massif)

No matter how many times I have climbed Aiguille d’Argentière, I keep enjoying it. From Les Grands Montets it’s a short and nice ski touring day, from Argentière it’s a long and good training. Summit of Aiguille d’Argentière (© P. Gatta)
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Ski: Grands Montets toward Col des Courtes

The Argentiere glacier is really a great place for ski touring, especially with 25cm of fresh snow. Skiers close to Les Courtes (© P. Gatta)
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Ski: Grands Montets – Le Tour (3 Cols)

This is the high season for ski touring in the Mont Blanc Massif and the Grands Montets are busy with skiers going in every directions. I chose a classic; Grands Montets to Le Tour via the 3 Cols. North Face of Chardonnet (© P. Gatta)
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Allain-Leininger route on North face of Petit Dru

Last Wednesday, Alex Chabot and I left Les Grands-Montets at 9:30am to climb the Allain-Leininger route in the North face of Petit Dru (3,733m). Allain-Leininger route in the North face of Petit Dru (© P. Gatta)
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