Tag Archives: Les houches

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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Trail: Les Houches – Mont Borrel (Haute Savoie)

We resumed our trail running training but there are still lot of snow above 1600m, so we found a new short Trail around Les Houches. Charousse, Mont Blanc Massif behind (© A. Gatta)
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Mont Blanc Traverse

It is always a pleasure to climb Mont Blanc, and having the chance to be alone on the top with a perfect weather is quite amazing. Mont Blanc seen from Dome du Gouter (© 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 РGoulotte Bodin Afanasieff. End of approach in dotted line (© P. Gatta)
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Trail: Bellevue – Nid d’Aigle – Bionnassay – Les Houches

The Nid d’Aigle is the start of the Gouter route of Mont Blanc but it is also a great place for Trail running… Close to Mont Lachat (¬© A. Gatta)
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Les Houches – Mont Blanc winter attempt

On March 13, Philippe left Les Houches (1,000m) at 4:30am, hoping to climb Mont Blanc non-stop and get back down to Les Houches in the evening. The weather was clear, the temperatures not too low but there was a lot a snow and 60km/h wind above 4,000m. Mont Blanc route from Les Houches (¬© P. […]
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