Climbed the 3M's route with David Valdes. Sunny day but very windy and cold. We camped at Valle Blanche just below Aiguille du Midi. Took us approx 15 hrs camp-to-camp as we had less than twelve hrs to acclimatize. Awesome views all the way!
After a few days acclimatizing, Dan and I went to do Mt Tacul as a warm up. Descended back to the Hut to rest, have dinner with the masses and depart for the traverse early the next mrning. Incredible weather, lots of neat people, but a real bottle neck at the wall, where clients who ha never been on ice got nervous. Long day, but summited and pushed onto the Gouter and finally to the Tete Rose for the evening. Classic
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