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Madness Tres Mince (III,5 500m) North Face Pre de Bar

Ski descent from Madness Tres Mince in the Argentiere Basin, Chamonix

Left hand arrow shows Madness and the right one shows the Charlet Ghillinini. The first few pitches of both routes are shared with each other.

Opening 'Calf-Pumper' classic alpine face terrain pitches of Madness (and Charlet Ghillini)

North Face Pre de Bar, Argentiere Basin, Chamonix

Good ice heading left in to Madness Tres Mince

The Ice Pillar high on the right is the steep cascade style section of the Charlet Ghillini, Argentiere Basin, Chamonix

Doug enjoying superb quality ice on Madness Tres Mince (not very 'mince' here!)

Argentiere Basin, Chamonix

Getting a bit more Mince now! The Goulotte narrows and steepens...and the ice thins

Madness Tres Mince, Pre de Bar, Chamonix

Classic In-Situ Alpine Anchor on Madness & Chaotic!

Demonstrating the vallue of taking lots of abseil cord and a good knife on alpine routes!

Rob well wrapped up and enjoying the fine winter alpine atmosphere on 'Madness'

Pre de Bar, Argentiere Basin, Chamonix

Abalakov Abseil Anchor to cross the Bergschrund on Madness