One of the finest traverses in the Alps Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1989
I did this traverse going the opposite way - and tent based. I camped with Alun G first between Nid D'Aigle and Tete Rouse, up on top of the Aiguille du Gouter (long before they became strict about camping there) - and then after the fine experience of traversing Mont Blanc and Mont Maudit, camped again on Col Maudit - before summiting Mont Blanc du Tacul and finishing on Aiguille du Midi.
In 2013, climbing with rgg I did another similar traverse, starting in Italy with the Gonella Route and then finishing with descent of the 3 Monts - although we didn't take in summits of Maudit and Tacul on this occasion.
"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