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Jurgen - May 7, 2009 10:52 am - Voted 10/10

Looks.. you've had a nice introduction, good report. It's allways the same with acclimatization..You'll have few days, wich you don't want to spend on acclimatization. I allways try to climb a lower, but still interesting, route first.

Greetz, Jurgen


mvs - May 8, 2009 6:04 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Looks..

Thanks for the note Jurgen. Yep, it's a good idea. Chalk it up to first-time Cham fever :D.


darndt - May 7, 2009 5:44 pm - Voted 10/10


Michael, as always -- a great read!! Sounds like you guys had an awesome trip. Amazing photos too. I was in the Wallis on that weekend and saw Mont Blanc from afar...

Cheers from Zueri


mvs - May 8, 2009 6:03 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow!

Thanks Daniel, hey I was thinking about what you said about the Mont Blanc Range, how amazing it was. You were certainly right. You guys did the Rochefort Ridge, right? That is absolutely on the (way too long!) todo list!


mvs - May 8, 2009 6:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great Write-up...As EXPECTED!

Thanks Chief, thanks Michele! Well that nice granite did have me dreaming about the solid granite peaks outside your place. You guys put up some more routes this summer, give me an excuse :D.


Charles - May 8, 2009 9:31 am - Voted 10/10

Good trip

as always!


mvs - May 8, 2009 6:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Good trip

Thanks Charles! I've discovered it's worth the drive from our neck of the woods! On the trip you can obsessively count your nuts and chisel your toothbrush :).


Charles - May 9, 2009 11:55 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Good trip

Yes it´s worth it indeed. In fact some of my friendshave driven there today whilst I had to help someone move house - you can´t win em all!


Nikman - May 8, 2009 1:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Good to hear ...

... you've been there! Your pictures and text recall my sweet memories and past experiences in the range.
The Chamonix side is already really impressive, but you can top that, going to the other (Italian Courmayeur) side. Give the area some more time and you'll love it!

kwiatek - May 8, 2009 1:58 pm - Voted 10/10


amazing photos, amazing read!


radson - May 8, 2009 3:16 pm - Voted 10/10


I'm planning on visiting in July. Your report is very very handy. Thanks for taking the time to write it up. Also your photos are first class.


mvs - May 8, 2009 6:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Excellent

Hey, I'm excited for you. I'm planning to go back in mid-July too. Dent du Geant, Grand Charmoz, Frendo Spur, all of these crazy names are swirling in my head :P.


ExcitableBoy - May 8, 2009 7:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Great report!

Wish I could join you in Europe but alas my health is not good and not improving despite the $4,000 a month treatments.


mvs - May 9, 2009 4:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great report!

Hey Dan you know how *much* I'd love to have you out here for a visit! But I can wait. Keep enjoying your local mountains and best of luck with treatment.

Brad Marshall

Brad Marshall - May 9, 2009 9:33 am - Voted 10/10


Great report and very impressive photos. Looks like you had great weather and a fun time in an area so filled with climbing history. Can't wait for your next TR on this area.


mvs - May 10, 2009 4:40 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks

Thank you Brad! Now of course I'm full of ambitious plans. I have to assemble some chickens to appease the weather gods. :p

Rob Ricks

Rob Ricks - May 10, 2009 4:16 am - Voted 10/10

Absolutely beautiful

Thanks for the great read. Fantastic shots. RR

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - May 10, 2009 12:28 pm - Voted 10/10


Fantastic reading as ever! Thank you Michael. In Mont Blanc range is enough to discover for your level of experience.

Greets from Bonn


amtsleiter - May 11, 2009 1:32 pm - Hasn't voted

From the Martinswand to Chamonix ...

Hi Michael!
At the Martinswand I listened to your plannings and got a idea about the excitement about this tour ... well, I guess this tour had topped it all ...


mvs - May 12, 2009 1:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: From the Martinswand to Chamonix ...

Uli my good man! Awesome to see you on summitpost! Man, that Auckenthaler Riss was so awesome, I already want to climb it again. This time you lead the cracks :D.

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