Climbed the Luseney from the new bivouac at the Valpelline side of the mountain. The bivouac is very beautiful and worth visiting. The normal route from this side is a only recommended in good conditions (not too warm and some snow).
Route Climbed: SE ridge (up) and N flank + col Luseney (down) Date Climbed: aug 1978
A nice spot for lonely quiet climbs. This traverse of the mountain was fine and interesting, mixing rock climb and glacier work. We hurried back, attacked by wasps, flies, horseflies, enraged by a forthcoming thunderstorm.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe