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Aiguilles Marbrees (3535m) Traverse

The Traverse of the Aiguilles Marbrees

Dent du Geant behind. Superb 'PD' standard mountaineering in Chamonix

Approaching the Aiguilles Marbrees from Hellbroner

The Italian Side of Mont Blanc in the background

Sheltering from the strong Northerly wind on the Italian (South) side of the Aiguilles Marbrees

Alpine mountaineering in the French / Italian Alps

The final summit block of the Aiguilles Marbrees

Aiguille Noire de Peutery behind, Val Veny

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

Fine exposed mountaineering on solid granite on the Aiguille Marbrees

Dent du Geant looming behind

Tough high alpine flowers at 3500m on the Aiguilles Marbrees in June


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

Top of the West Central Couloir on the Aiguilles Marbrees

Mont Blanc Italian Side in the background

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.

A Winter Traverse of the Aiguille Marbrees

Excellent training for mountaineering in Antarctica!

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!

Matt Enjoying Superb Early Autumn Conditions Near The Aiguilles Marbrees Summit

With the huge skiers bowl of the 'Marbrees Couloir' leading down nearly 2000m to the Val Feret below.