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A Dutchman, a Kiwi and an Englishman roaming the western Alps

 
A Dutchman, a Kiwi and an Englishman roaming the western Alps

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Object Title: A Dutchman, a Kiwi and an Englishman roaming the western Alps

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Created/Edited: Oct 28, 2012 / Oct 28, 2012

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Meeting

Early 2012, I saw a comment by Mark Hallam about the Gonella refuge on the Italian Normal route on Mont Blanc. Later, we got in contact, one thing led to another and so we met in Chamonix, early September.

We had some ideas of what we would like to do, one being the Italian Normal Route. But while I had already been in the Alps for a couple of months, Mark had just driven two days from his home in England, so first order of business was acclimatization. Mark is working on writing something bigger, but for now, here are a few photos.

As for all those nationalities? Well, I'm, Dutch and Mark is partly from New Zealand and partly from England, so that's how you get three nationalities in two people ;-).

Images


Sunset on the Aiguilles Rouges

Sunset on the Aiguilles Rouges

Mark descending from the Col Superieur du Tour

Mark descending from the Col Superieur du Tour

Mark on the Glacier du Trient

Mark on the Glacier du Trient

Dawn in the Swiss Alps

Dawn in the Swiss Alps

Dawn on the Mont Blanc group

Dawn on the Mont Blanc group

View across the Saastal from high on the Lagginhorn west ridge

View across the Saastal from high on the Lagginhorn west ridge

Bááád rock!

Bááád rock!

Climbers on the Lagginhorn west ridge

Climbers on the Lagginhorn west ridge

Looking down on Mark from above the crux

Looking down on Mark from above the crux

Mark having a well deserved rest

Mark having a well deserved rest

Enjoying the views in the Swiss Alps

Enjoying the views in the Swiss Alps

Mark scrambling down Aiguille du Belvedere

Mark scrambling down Aiguille du Belvedere

Gran Paradiso

Gran Paradiso

Descending the west ridge

Descending the west ridge




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markhallamBerg Heil Comrade!

markhallam

Voted 10/10

A great reminder of a memorable trip... just rather a lot of pictures of me - which I will make up for in the forthcoming trip report "Alps 2012: International Expedition".
Thanks again for your good company, 4 fine summits (especially talking me into the last one!) - and for your wisdom on all things, not least HTML!
Here's hoping we will tie onto a rope together in the future and get that bivvy in on the top of Europe...
Best wishes
Mark
Posted Oct 28, 2012 7:26 am

rggRe: Berg Heil Comrade!

rgg

Hasn't voted

Think positive, and someday we'll manage to get up the Italian Normal route and spend the night in a bivvy on top!
Posted Oct 28, 2012 5:35 pm

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