Aiguille d'Entreves (3604m) Traverse
The Stunning Positions on the Traverse of the Aiguille d'Entreve (AD)
Alpine Mountaineering on the French / Italian frontier
Superb Alpine Atmosphere Starting the Aiguille d'Entreve Traverse at Dawn
Aiguilles Noire, Blanche and Mont Blanc in the background
Quality Granite Ridge Climbing on the Aiguille d'Entreves Traverse
This ridge is the border between France & Italy. Les Drus & Aiguille Verte far right
The Excellent Summit Ridge & Crux Wall of the Aiguilles Entreves Traverse
This ridge is a short and well protected introduction to AD style mountaineering, with a very short & steep crux wall
Superb Granite Flakes on the Crest of the Aiguille d'Entreves NE Ridge
Great mountaineering, despite the thick border cloud and decent Matterhorn Training for Matt & Martin
Family Ascent of the Fine Granite Scramble of the South Ridge of the Entreves
The Val Veny side of the Courmayeur ski resort visible in the background
The Highlight Classic Central Section of the Entreves Traverse
Good Rock, Good Protection, Good Scarmbling, Good Exposure!
Downclimbing the 'Chimney Direct' Route Before the Highlight Central Section
This short & steep chimney can be tricky with any icing or fresh snow but is easily avoided on the South / Italian side of the ridge via a ramp & prominent notch.
The Eastward Entreves Traverse After The Summit Descent
Great views East & North to the Drus, Verte, Droites, Courtes, Dent du Geant, Rochefort & Jorasses
The Sharp Rocky Summit Of The Entreves
With the descent leading northwards & eastwards on to more snowy terrain than the sunny, steep & rocky summit ridge.
Early Exposed Section On The Entreves Traverse
With the Freshfield Arete route on the Tour Ronde beyond and the mighty Aiguille Blanche & Peutery Ridge beyond that. The magnificent Monte Bianco South Face.
Exposed Moves Above The Entreves North Face
This section links the awkward down climb with the belay on the good ledge below the final steep summit wall. Good easy but exposed climbing on very fine solid cracked granite.
Large Late Summer Crevasses On The Eastern Descent Of The Entreves
Good conditions today in early August 2015, with a fine frozen track but some big holes nonetheless!