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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!

Brilliant Mountaineering Position On The Fine Central Section Of The Entreves

Note the bolt runner below Paul's feet. This protects an awkward down step before the fine continuation mini pitches on to the summit. The Courmayeur / Val Veny ski area is visible beyond.