Climbed the E-ridge from La Visaille with my climbing partner Helmut.
Started from the Durier refuge after traversing the Dome des Miages the day before. Very poor freeze overnight but we managed to kick steps to the rock section. Fun climbing on the rock and then completed the traverse to the Dome du Gouter before descending to the tram. A great 3 days in the mountains.
With Carlo from Gonella
Winter conditions for a not easy climb
Unsuccessful, I started very late
We walked to the durier hut from la crusaz parking and climbed the south ridge to the summit the next morning. The traverse to the dome de gouter took quite some time because of fresh snow verywhere in the route. After a bite of gipfelwurst on the dome de gouter we descended to nid d'aigle and just got on the 18.40 train back down.
Superb route, nice bit of rock and fantastic ridge. Recommended.
two days approach (conscrits-durier)
high winds (attention on the arete!!!)
13 hours of work from durier to aiguille du midi
5 minutes on the actual summit of mont blanc...
but what a route!!!
Normal Italian route from Gonella hut.
Part of the Royal traverse: from les contamines (1200m) - conscrits hut, aiguille de berangere, domes de miage (all 5), durier hut, Aiguille de bionnassay, dome du gouter, mt blanc, aiguille du midi.
Very nice and classic tour!
Nice acclimatisation trip for Mont Blanc, mont Maudit and Mont Blanc du tacul traverse.