Summit fever on Mont Blanc du...
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Summit fever on Mont Blanc du Tacul. This is alpine climbing in the height of the summer season on an easy and popular route.
The picture is taken of the short rock step that leads to the summit. Having tagged the top we were escaping our way back down again, because this lot in the photo was just the advance party - the much bigger peleton was busy heaving it's way up the summit ridge and was about to swamp us!
Picture credit: M. Clarke jnr. July 2001.