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Lagarde Couloir (IV, 3 1000m) North Face Les Droites

Lagarde Couloir on left side of North Face Les Droites, Chamonix

Right hand arrow points to the classic Ginat Finish to the North Face

Pre-dawn start for the couloir entrance ice pitches

Lagarde Couloir, North Face Les Droites, Chamonix

Quality steep alpine ice low in the Lagarde Couloir

North Face Les Droites, Chamonix

Scottish Style! Taking a pummeling from the spindrift, Droites North Face

 

Himalayan style! Grinding up the long snow couloir as the day warms up....

Lagarde Couloir, North Face Les Droites, Chamonix

Les Sommet! Les Droites

After a sociable 3 man ascent of the Lagarde Couloir, North Face Les Droites

Summit Ridge....which came before the summit!

Lagarde Couloir, North Face Les Droites, Chamonix

Tim & Andy start descending the south side of Les Droites

Excellent bivvi site just below here if needed. Mont Blanc in the background