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Pointe Isabelle (3761m)

Karen Enjoying the Steep Ladders En Route to the Refuge Couvercle, Chamonix

The relatively long hut approach can be made via the glacier and steep ladders or via the high level path beneath the Drus and Moine, also with lots of ladders.

Pre-Dawn Glacial Trekking in the Talefre Basin with Mont Blanc Beyond

The 'super moon' of june 2013 illuminating the whole glacial arena. Together with the thick coating of fresh velvet snow and very cold summer air temperature giving a highly atmospheric night ascent.

The Superb Snow Ridge That Puts the + in to the PD+ Grade

Two sections of narrow snow ridge are interspersed with a couple of pitches of steep snow, with the option of taking some belays on rock spikes

The Fine Upper Snow Ridge of Pointe Isabelle

Guide Book time from hut to summit is 4.5 - 5 hours. Note that the approach from the hut involves an initial descent

On the Snowy Foresummit of Pointe Isabelle

Dent du Geant & Mont Blanc beyond