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Tour Ronde (3792m)

Good snowy early summer conditions on the Freshfield Arete, Tour Ronde

Quality 'PD' Alpine Mountaineering in Chamonix

The fine exposed crux section of the Freshfield Arete, Tour Ronde

Views into the Valle d'Aoste and Italian Alps beyond

Quality mixed mountaineering ridge on the Traverse of the Tour Ronde

Accessed from Hellbronner or Aguille du Midi, Italian / French Alps

The remarkable view point from the summit of the Tour Ronde (3792m)

The perfect spot to enjoy the truly impressive & wild Italian side of Mont Blanc (4810m)

Short downclimbing section on the traverse of the Tour Ronde

With the magnificent Aguille Noire de Peutery beyond

The North Face of the Tour Ronde

Decent conditions in early July 2011

Gary on the Initial Bergschrund Pitch of the Tour Ronde North Face

Very good conditions & "lush" ice in late August 2013

3 Teams on the Tour Ronde North Face

The uppermost team are just dissappearing in to the narrows on the right hand side of the central part of the face. Good snow conditions, summer 2013.

Fine Snow & Ice Conditions at the Top of the Tour Ronde North Face

Late September 2013. We crossed the bergschrund climbers right of centre and then enjoyed 3 long pitches of moving together with ice screws & rock gear between us. The Face was a little icy in places but always seemed to have a strip of snow to more easily accomodate axe picks & crampons.

Grand Mountaineering Position High In The Gervasutti Couloir, Tour Ronde

With the wild Italian South Face of Monte Bianco behind.

On The Sunny Side Of The Tour Ronde

Scrambling across the North Face and round to the summit block from the exit to the Gervasutti Couloir.

Near Perfect Conditions For Tour Ronde North Face Early July 2016

High snow volume with some recent warm sunny weather and a series of decent overnight freezes made for good conditions on the North Face of the Tour Ronde this morning. A good track in place and enjoyable swift ascent and descent via the Freshfield Arete. Photo Thanks to Tim Blakemore.