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Chere Couloir (350m II 4), Triangle du Tacul

Approaching the Triangle du Tacul. The Chere Couloir is the Obvious Ice Gully

The Tacul ice seracs that present a threat to the approach are evident on the right

Fine Squeeky White Ice on the Chere Approach Apron in January

Good ice also evident on the Perroux Gully, left, and Serac Gully, right

Tougher Late Summer Ice on the Chere Approach Apron in September

Another large party bound for Mont Blanc pass below and leave tranquility on the Triangle du Tacul

The Long & Sustained 2nd Pitch of the Chere Couloir

N0ot very steep & a real calf pumper!

Sporting Icy Granite Mixed Climbing in Lean Conditions on the Chere Couloir in Autumn

There is a double bolt belay at the top of this pitch which leads in to the main 80 degree fine crux pitch

Rapping off the Chere Couloir

This anchor has been chosen in preference to the bolted belay in order to get down to the final thread which gives a 60m abseil which (just) clears the bergschrund.

High in the Chere Couloir Just After Dawn

Great autumnal conditions in late September 2013. This is the last pitch of the ice climbing before the upper snow couloir is reached.

Peter Enjoying Superb Squeeky Ice Climbing August 2014

The Chere Couloir slashes a striking ice line up the Triangle du Tacul, Mont Blanc Massif