Tag Archives: Mont Blanc Massif

Alpinism: Aiguille de Roc – Children of the Moon l’intégrale (Mont Blanc Massif)

For the first time of the year, I went with Julien to l’Envers des Aiguille to climb Children of the Moon l’intégrale at Aiguille de Roc (Mont Blanc Massif). Aiguille de Roc – Children of the Moon l’intégrale (© 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 Chardonnet – Forbes Ridge (Mont Blanc Massif)

Aiguille Chardonnet (3,824m) is a beautiful peak of Mont Blanc Massif and the Arête Forbes (Forbes Ridge, AD, III), probably its most popular route. Sunrise on Aiguille Chardonnet and the Arête Forbes on the left (© P. Gatta)
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Alpinism: Roi de Siam – Petit Capoussin (Mont Blanc Massif)

Roi de Siam (3,693m) is a relatively small peak surrounded by famous ones like Grand Capucin, Mont Blanc du Tacul… Nevertheless, it offers great routes on a perfect granit such as Petit Capoussin (ED-, 300m, 6b+) that we climbed yesterday with Pascal, Marie No and Matthias. Great conditions, dry route and sunny day. Roi de […]
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Alpinism: Aiguille du Peigne – Contamine Vaucher (Mont Blanc Massif)

Contamine, Labrunie and Vaucher opened their route on Aiguille du Peigne almost 60 years ago. It is a classic, nice, logical route and despite the reasonable grades (TD, 6a 400m), we ended up with pumped arms. Summit of Aiguille du Peigne (© P. Gatta)
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Ski-Alpinism: around Aiguille du Chardonnet (Mont Blanc Massif)

There are endless possibilities of ski touring between Argentière and Le Tour, including the famous 2 and 3 cols. This option is a 20 kilometers loop around the Aiguille du Chardonnet. Aiguille Verte seen from below Col du Passon (© P. Gatta)
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Ski: around Argentière (Mont Blanc Massif)

Today was a simple day of training around Argentière with a good snow and clear sky. Glacier d’Argentière (© P. Gatta)
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Ski-Alpinism: Col des Cristaux (Mont Blanc Massif)

Short and nice day out despite not so good snow condition in the Northeast face of Col des Cristaux in Mont Blanc Massif. View from Col des Cristaux (© P. Gatta)
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Ski-Alpinism: NE Face of Les Courtes (Mont Blanc Massif)

I took advantage of great snow conditions to ski down the Northeast face of Les Courtes in Mont Blanc Massif. View from Les Courtes (© P. Gatta)
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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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