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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: Tour du Beaufortain (Savoie)

Beaufortain is a nice region of Savoie department, South of Mont Blanc massif. With numerous good trails, amazing views over the mountains, large lakes, alpine meadow, it is a great destination for trail running. Lake of Roselend, Tour du Beaufortain, Alps, France (© P. 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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Les Courtes (3,856m) – Northeast Face

The Northeast face of Les Courtes (3,856m) in a great classic climb around Argenière, Mont Blanc Massif. Grandes Jorasses, Rochefort, Geant, Mont Blanc from 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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Evening trail to La Jonction

La Jonction is a very scenic place where Bossons and Taconnaz glaciers met. The view over Chamonix valley and Mont Blanc is amazing. Philippe close to Mont Corbeau with Bossons glacier behind (© A. 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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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)
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Aiguille du Midi: Frendo Spur

Yesterday Alex and I climbed the Frendo Spur (Eperon Frendo) in the North Face of Aiguille du Midi in the Mont Blanc Massif. Very nice route but still lot of snow. We broke trail all the way and kept the crampons on the 1200m of route. Frendo Spur, Aiguille du Midi 1200m, D III 5a […]
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Trail: Le Moulin – Les Gaillands

Yesterday, Anna, Ingela and I went for a nice trail running in the Mont Blanc Massif, my first 20+km run since I came back from the Makalu expedition. Great weather and very nice trail beside the snow in the Brévent. On the way to Flégère (© A. Gatta)
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