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)
Serac on top of Gervasutti couloir (© P. Gatta)

Triangle du Tacul, Contamine Negri (© P. Gatta)
Triangle du Tacul, Contamine Negri (© P. Gatta)

The Contamine-Negri is a nice and short route in the NE face of the Triangle du Tacul (3,970m), graded AD+, II 70°, 350m.

On the way to Triangle du Tacul from Aiguille du Midi (© P. Gatta)
On the way to Triangle du Tacul from Aiguille du Midi (© P. Gatta)

I left the Aiguille du Midi at 9am and reached the bottom of the Triangle du Tacul face in 30 minutes. The shrund was in filled up with snow.

Serac half way on the Contamine-Negri (© P. Gatta)
Serac half way on the Contamine-Negri (© P. Gatta)

The conditions were really good and in staying close to the rocks on the right, we are relatively safe from the serac.

Slope above the serac (© P. Gatta)
Slope above the serac (© P. Gatta)

I climbed the Contamine-Negri in 45 minutes and continued to the top of Mont Blanc du Tacul (4,248m).

Mont Maudit and Mont Blanc behind (© P. Gatta)
Mont Maudit and Mont Blanc behind (© P. Gatta)

There were good tracks on the normal route of Mont Blanc du Tacul, making the return quite easy.

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