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Chamonix Mountaineering Gallery

Autumn Ice in the Chamonix Valley

Jim Thacker on superb Chamonix Autumn Ice. The Rebuffat Goulotte, Tour Ronde, French Alps


Andy Houseman enjoying brilliant icy conditions on Stevie Haston’s Mont Blanc du Tacul classic “Pinochio”, Chamonix.

Les Drus

Sunset over Les Drus and the Chamonix Valley

Charlet Ghilini

Heike Puchan high on the brilliant 'Charlet Ghilini' on the North Face of the Pre de Bar, Argentiere Basin, Chamonix


Rob, Sam & Stuart on the initial section of the 'Midi-Plan' Arete high above Chamonix. Photo thanks to Sam Westcott

Dent de Geant

Brian and Mark near the summit of the Dent de Geant, French / Italian Alps

The Ascent of the Petite Fourche (16/7/2010), Chamonix

Mat & Josie climbing. Aiguilles Dorees & Swiss Valais Alps beyond

Gavin enjoying the snowy Mixed conditions on the Cosmiques Arete, Chamonix


Les Drus North Face

Fine Granite rock climbing in the Chamonix Valley

Dent du Geant Abseil

The final spectacular rappel off the Dent du Geant, Italian / French Alps. Photo Grzegorz Kowalski

John enjoying the superb granite of the Rebuffat Route (6a)

Eperon des Cosmiques South Face, Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix

The Traverse of the Aiguilles Marbrees

Mont Blanc du Tacul East Face in the background

Dawn start in Autumn from the Torino Hut

Pre-Dawn Alpine Start on the Italian Side of the Mont Blanc Range.

Ceccinel Nomine / Boivin Vallencant, Grand Pilier d'Angle, Mont Blanc


The Mont Blanc Massif from the Arve Valley

From L-R, Mont Blanc du Tacul, Mont Maudit, Mont Blanc, Aiguille de Bionnasay, Domes des Miage

Bolted icy mixed climbing in the Chamonix Valley, Great Sport!

Rob Jarvis climbing

Rob Jarvis Enjoying Golden Chamonix Granite on the Gervasutti Pillar

Gervasutti Pillar, 800m,TD. East Face Mont Blanc du Tacul, Chamonix

Mike Brownlow at the Col de la Fourch Hut

Mont Maudit's Frontier Ridge behind the Col de la Fourch Bivouac Hut, Chamonix

Classic Chamonix Mountaineering on Mont Maudit's 'Frontier Ridge'

Photo: Jon Griffith

Excellent Ice Climbing on the Cascade Saint-Marie, Feb 2012

Les Houches, Chamonix Valley

Classic Chamonix Mountaineering on the Aiguille du Peigne (3192m) 'Voie Normale'

The Brevent and sunny side of the Chamonix Valley beyond

The South Ridge of the Vierge Provides a Good Rocky PD+ Ascent

This is easily accessed from Punta Hellbronner - (depending on the state of the glacier / crevasses) and the route is often, logically linked with the North Ridge of the Petit Flambeau to provide a good short day of varied alpine mountaineering with snow & rock ridges, a glacier approach and variety of rock quality!