Aiguilles Marbrees (3535m) Traverse
The Traverse of the Aiguilles Marbrees
Dent du Geant behind. Superb 'PD' standard mountaineering in Chamonix
Sheltering from the strong Northerly wind on the Italian (South) side of the Aiguilles Marbrees
Alpine mountaineering in the French / Italian Alps
Descent of the fine west facing summit couloir on the Aiguilles Marbrees
Italian Val Veny and Aiguille Noire de Peutery behind
Approaching the Aiguilles Marbrees across the Col du Geant
Dent du Geant looms above on the Italian / French border
Good early summer conditions for the excellent 'PD' traverse of the Aiguilles Marbrees, Italian / French Alps
Fine views over the Valle d'Aoste beyond
The Fine Crux Cracked Wall of the Aiguilles Marbrees Traverse
An excellent alpine 'PD' traverse on the French / Italian border
Crux Wall of the Aiguilles Marbrees Traverse, Mountaineering in Chamonix
This fine PD traverse is an excellent alpine training climb and, being short & close to the lift can be a good choice for an inclement day
Enjoyable Snowy Scrambling on the Marbrees NE Ridge
Snowy conditions after the large storms at the end of August 2012
An Avoidable But Enjoyable Section of the Aiguilles Marbrees Main Ridge Traverse
Entertaining snowed up rock scrambling
Tim Blakemore Tackles The Crux Wall of the Aiguilles Marbrees Traverse
This pleasant short pitch tackles the obvious cracked wall low down on the NE Ridge of the Marbrees and can be well protected with a few medium sized cams.
New Bolts on the Aiguilles Marbrees, Mont Blanc Massif, June 2013
There are now 2 sets of 2 bolts which can be used as anchors for the descent of the Aiguilles Marbrees after the classic North - South traverse. The old block people used to abseil off came out at the start of last summer and all the cord around the huge lower block has been cut away in favour of these 2 bolts.
PD Alpine Ridge Mountaineering Training on our Intro Course, June 2013
Superb snow conditions thanks to the amazing cover & very chilly weather.
The Second of 2 Abseils on the Aiguilles Marbrees Descent
This shows the abseil to reach the glacier from the normal end of the Marbrees traverse. The first bolted anchor is in the col north of the south summit at the end of the enjoyable and fairly easy traversing section. Two bolted anchors give access to the glacier on a single 50m rope.
The Enjoyable South Ridge Section of the Aiguilles Marbrees Traverse
Good winter alpine mountaineering conditions, 1 week before Christmas 2013. The peaks of the Val d'Aosta beyond with the fine 'Grivola' (3969m) far right.
Steep South Facing Wall Just Below The Marbrees Summit
With the Dent du Geant & Grandes Jorasses Beyond. Fine conditions in later April 2015
Superb Views South To Val d'Aosta & Paradiso From Marbrees Summit
After an ascent of the NE ridge & before the traverse of the S Ridge. Good snowy spring conditions in late April 2015.
The Traverse of The Gods!
This exposed traverse on the sunny (easterly) side of the ridge varies wildly according to snow conditions. From bare loose rock in full summer to banked out steep snow in winter. Here in early June 2015 it is a from pointing traverse on wet snow over ice..with some reasonable rock gear along the way!
Pristine Autumn Snow Conditions Near The Marbrees Summit
Great snowy conditions in early October 2015. Excellent traverse of the Aiguilles Marbrees breaking trail. Just our tracks and the foxes!