Les Dames Anglaises

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Les Dames Anglaises
Created On: Aug 23, 2007
Last Edited On: Nov 18, 2007

pointing out these neglected spires ...

I think nobody of us has never climbed them and I think nobody of us will ever go to climb them ... but these shrewish summits (difficult to be climbed) are really very fine, their profile is always highlighted while looking at the Aiguille Noire or to the Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey.

Once, during one of the summer weeks I used to spend in val Ferret, I suggested to go there ... my climbing partners answered : there's a lot to do HERE, without wasting our time with posts made of stone ...

As for I think that (if the rule of climb before posting will be abided) they will hardly have a own page, I decided to make a simple album containing also some (maybe useful) info.

5 different summit in a very narrow space, 3 growing up from a common basement, 1 well detached on the N side, 1 growing up from the E edge of a maior one : these are

  • l' Isolèe - 3577m - the one detached from the main small group
  • the Punta Casati - 3592m - the northern one
  • the Punta Castelnuovo - 3601m - the central one and the highest
  • the Punta Jolanda - 3593m - the southern one
  • the Punta Cretier - 3574m (normally not distinguished because on the East edge of the Punta Casati)

    I heard of two different ways to approach them (before climbing the final part) the East side, from the Brenva, loong and somewhere dangerous, while the West side, from Freney, is not safer but much shorter (if you're able to cross the Freney glacier of course).



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    Andino - Aug 23, 2007 9:36 am - Voted 10/10


    collection !
    Thanks for posting ;o)

    Gabriele Roth

    Gabriele Roth - Aug 23, 2007 9:48 am - Hasn't voted

    Re: Beautiful...

    hoping someone will be enticed ...
    thanks, ciao


    ganesh70 - Aug 23, 2007 1:56 pm - Voted 10/10


    Quale appasssionato di torri, torrioni & C. non posso che farvi i complimenti, queste "signore inglesi" sono veramente spettacolari.
    La regola climb it before post it mi sembra giusta quindi postare un album era l'unica cosa possibile da farsi. Comunque mai dire mai, se qualcuno ha firmato il summitlog del K2 tutto è possibile.

    Gabriele Roth

    Gabriele Roth - Aug 23, 2007 1:57 pm - Hasn't voted

    Re: Interessante

    io sono per la correttezza ! :)
    grazie, ciao


    mike_b - Jul 21, 2011 10:03 am - Hasn't voted


    from http://www.philippegatta.fr/montblanc2.htm:

    The Peuterey ridge is a amazing route located in the Italian side of Mont Blanc. First ascent: M. Herzog, G Rebuffat and L. Terray, August 1944. There are several options with different starts. The longest which is called the "Integral of Peuterey" starts in the Val Veny and consists in climbing the Aiguille Noire, the Dames Anglaises, Aiguille Blanche, the Pilier d'Angle to the Mont Blanc of Courmayeur and then till Mont Blanc. It is also possible to start from the Fourche hut and climb either the Aiguille of Peuterey or the Col of Peuterey (which Philippe did in solo).

    Grade: D / 3 / IV. 60° max. Integrale: TD+ / 3 / 5c / VI

    Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMCXaUysLEU

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