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Aiguille Croux (3256m)

An excellent mountaineering route in an awesome position beneath the mighty South Face of Monte Bianco

Aiguille d'Entreves (3604m) Traverse

Alpine Mountaineering on the French / Italian frontier

Aiguille du Chardonnet (3824m), Forbes Arete (AD)

An 0200 breakfast was taken before the glacier left bank approach was used to climb La Bosse and on to the Forbes Arete. Aiguilles Dorees Beyond

Aiguille du Midi (3842m) Variations

The lift station is just under the summit spire & the Cosmiques Hut can be seen on the lower rock buttress centre left. The left hand skyline leading to the Hut is the Arete Laurence & the up to the station is the Cosmiques Arete. The right hand snow ridge out of the station is the Midi - Plan traverse & the glacial plateau infront of it all is the Col du Midi.

Aiguilles Crochues 2840m Traverse

Classic Alpine Mountaineering in Chamonix

Aiguille du Peigne (3192m), Voie Normale

This point is gained via sustained scrambling either up the 'Couloir des Papillons', from the top of 'Les Lépidoptéres' or the Papillons Arete. The Chamonix Aiguilles, Grepon, Charmoz & Bec d'Oiseau beyond.

Aiguille du Tour 3540m

En Route to the Tour Glacier and on to the crossing in to Switzerland, the Trient Glacier and ascent of the Aiguille du Tour. The super N. Face of the Aiguile du Chardonnet in the background.

Aiguilles Marbrees 3535m Traverse

Dent du Geant behind. Superb 'PD' standard mountaineering in Chamonix

Aiguille Verte 4122m Moine Ridge AD III

The Red line is a rough approximation of the line we took in August 2012. The Grand Rocheuse and Aiguille du Jardin to the right with the Whymper Couloir visible just right of centre.

Arete Laurence Cosmiques Hut

This excellent short ridge leads to the Cosmiques Hut and gives a pleasant acclimatisation outing from the Aiguille du Midi

Arête Mettrier AD 1000m Miage North Face

Footpaths are followed up the Bionnassay Valley and on to the Refuge Plan Glacier via the Col du Tricot. Base Camp for the Miage North Face. If the Bionnassay traverse is completed after the Miage North Face the descent can be via the Gouter Route, visible here at the end of the valley.

Charlet Ghilini III 5 500m North Face Pre de Bar Argentiere Basin

Steep granite walls of the Pre de Bar North Face all around

Chevalier Couloir AD 300m Petite Aiguille Verte

A magnificent position high above the Argentiere Basin with great views to the Aiguilles Chardonnet, Argentiere, Mont Dolent and the big north faces of the Verte & Droites. The bergschrund can be tricky but was very easy today in late December 2015.

Claire Chazal 500m Argentiere Basin, Chamonix

Approximate lines of Frendo Ravanel (II,5) and Claire Chazal (II,4) marked

Domes De Miage 3673m Traverse

The classic traverse from the Conscrits Hut ascends the glacier Tre-la-Tete and arrives at the central snowy col - with the return, westward leg leading rightwards back along the crest & down to the hut. The journey from Conscrits to Durier traverses the skyline from right to left.

Eugster Direct IV5 1000m North Face Aiguille du Midi

Line marked to the left is the classic Frendo Spur further left on the Face

Escarra Route Aiguille du Chardonnet North Face

Escarra Route marked in red. Photo: Rich Bentley

Farraon 400m Argentiere Basin

Farraon takes the big central snow couloir leading in to mixed ground between the Claire Chazal and the Frendo Ravanel

Gabarrou-Albinoni East Face Mont Blanc du Tacul

The fine narrow gully to the upper left of the snow couloir is the line

German Assassin 350m Triangle du Tacul

This fine mixed buttress sits between the two classic ice routes of Cheré Couloir (R) and Contamine Mazaued (L). The line described gives five good mixed pitches followed by 3 rappels down the Chere Couloir (on 2 X 60m ropes)

La Pépite M4 300m Les Grands Montets

Lean conditions in mid March 2015, some good snow & ice but some loose rock also.

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