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Tete Blanche (3421m) & Petite Fourche (3520m)

Fine snowy summer conditions on the Tete Blanche

A traverse of the Tete Blanche via the East & North West Ridges gives a good PD alpine mountaineering outing

Quality 'PD' Mixed Ground on the Tete Blanche NW Ridge

Col du Tour in background. Glacier du Trient on right and Tour on left.

Pleasant, short scrambling section on the Petite Fourche

Introduction to Alpine Mountaineering in Chamonix

Superb Alpine View Point From the Summit of the Petite Fourche (3520m)

The Forbes Arete, Aguille du Chardonnet visible in background (centre) and Les Droites North Face (left)

Phoebe Rock Climbing in Crampons on the Tete Blanche East Ridge

A good short introduction to PD Alpine Mountaineering

Short (and avoidable) abseil on the North West Ridge of the Tete Blanche

Alpine Mountaineering Training in Chamonix

Topping Out on the Tete Blanche North Face, Chamonix

Snowy conditions in July 2011

Great Training Climb On Aiguille Arpette Above The Orny Hut

This short alpine route is often done after the 2 hour walk up to the Orny Hut From the Breya chairlift

Superb Snowy Autumnal Conditions On Tete Blanche NW Ridge

Both fun scrambling and tricky mini mixed pitches when plastered with fresh snow like this

Great Position On The Tete Blanche - French - Swiss Alpine Border

With the Chamonix Valley & Aiguilles Rouges To the North beyond

Returning Across The Trient Plateau, Tete Blanche N. Face Beyond

Tough trail breaking and crevasses on the Trient plateau in mid September 2015. Enjoyable traverse of the Tete Blanche starting via the right hand skyline (NW Ridge) and descending the NE Ridge on the lookers left of the north face.