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Mont Blanc traverse

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Object Title: Mont Blanc traverse

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Page By: schmid_th

Created/Edited: Aug 29, 2006 / Nov 15, 2006

Object ID: 220455

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Traverse from Refuge Cosmique to Mont Maudit, Mont Blanc, Mont Blanc de Courmayeur and Dome de Gouter

 
Auguille du Midi on the way to Refuge Cosmique
 
 
Huge cornice at Bosses ridge
 
 
Mont Blanc from Refuge Cosmique
 
 
Sunrise at Mont Maudit on the way to Mont Blanc
 
 
Top of Mont Blanc de Courmayeur
 
 
Mont Blanc de Courmayeur
 
 
View from the top of Mont Blanc
 
 
End of Brouillard Ridge
 
 
View to Mont Maudit and Mont Blanc du Tacul
 
 
Matterhorn + Grandes Jorasses: View from Mont Maudit
 

Date: 15.07.05 - 17.05.05:

After climbing in the Dolomites and Dauphiné Alps (Barre des Écrins)I drove with 2 friends to Chamonix. As the weather forecast said that it will be perfect weather, we decided to make the Mont Blanc traverse. We slept in the Refuge Cosmique (3.600 m) and started in the night at 1:30. The way to Mont Blanc du Tacul and Mont Maudit is really steep but as there was enough snow it wasn´t to delicate. At the Mont Maudit there is a scarp of 60°. There it was a accumulation - and climbers who could not wait and were reckless! Idiots! We experienced a great sunrise with the Matterhorn and Weisshorn in the background. And then we saw the Mont Blanc - and later we were on the top! What a great view: Grand Jorasses, Monte Rosa, Matterhorn, Dauphiné Alps - a perfect dream!!! Then we crossed to Mont Blanc de Courmayeur. This way was blank ice and quite delicate. Then we went back to the top of Mont Blanc - and we were alone! After enjoying the sight we descended the Bosses ridge to Dome de Goûter. After a night in the Goûter hut we descended the rest. In the Grand Couloir we had much luck as a stone flew half a meter next to us into the depth. It was a really long tour - but one of the greatest I ever made!



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Panorama - Mont Blanc seen from Dome du Goûter

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