The first ascent of my wife.
Beautiful day. Perfect snow
Crossed all the summits, starting from the Conscrits refuge, and continued on to the Durier refuge. Classic ridge traverse with great views in a less crowded part of the range.
Airy ridge, fun climbing. We had very good conditions!
Descent over the Aiguille de la Bérangère. Long day in perfect conditions. Almost no ice on the descent.
Beautiful climb in good conditions. So strange the Refuge des Conscrits was almost empty on a nice summer day...but very relaxing on the other hand as well. Descent over the Aiguille de la Bérangère. Long way back to Le Cugnon.
Nice hut walk the previous day to Refuge Des Conscrits..Overnight and 4-00 am start ascending gradually up the glacier to Col des Domes. Moving together easilly over the domes stopping for many photographs, Snow and weather conditions perfect No Wind! After final dome we descended direct down the northerly glacier d'Armancette this saved us going over the aquille de Berangere and thus duplicating our walk in. Instead we had after leaving the glacier a glorious long valley walkout, a valley festooned with wild alpine flowers of every colour a truly great day 12 hour round trip. Grade PD.
Climbed from Conscrits, fun climb but ridge was quite icy since it was late in the season so required caution considering the significant exposure to the left of the ridge! Tiring on the ankles but a beautiful climb!
Very nice traverse with good weather! Slept outside and started around 6 from the top refuge. The roundtrip took about 9hours.
Wonderful but a bit tricky at times.
A lovely long but easy ridge climb
Climbed the mountain under a full blue sky.
Would advise it to everyone.
beautifull, i can suggest it to everyone
Excellent weather and great conditions. Probably one of the finest traverses of the alps. Impressive views all around and downwards ;-). Great company too, thanks to "Bergpallieters".
It was a splendid acclimatization climb before attempting Mont Blanc. It rained on the previous day and there was fresh snow at the refuge; however, on the next morning the weather had cleared at the time that we started our long hike. The view from the summit ridge to the green pastures in the valleys (that were far below us) was unforgettable.
Didn't really get start due to a bad infection in my finger that i had been fighting with for a few days but really enjoyed the hike up (with clarity) and the climbing we did do in the area.
As acclimatisation for Mt Blanc. Travelled from Aguille di Midi accross the glacier in a long but great day with fantastic views.
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!
It was a magnificent traverse in fine weather in preparation for the Mont Blanc. We started from our bivouac on the glacier . NICE ridge !
After an unusual summer heat in the Alps, the whole crest of the Dômes de Miage was icy, specially the descent from the Occidental Dôme. Nevertheless, it was a fantastic walk on an aerial ridge.
We made this tour in 2 days. Start in Notre Dame de la Gorge saturday at 10 h 30. Lunch at Tré la Tête refuge. Arrival to the Refuge des Conscrits at 15h.
Start sunday morning at 5h. The Tré la Tête glacier was rather crevassed and we had to be careful on the snowbridges. The Central Dôme, a perfect snow pyramid was reached at 7h, the Occidental Dôme at 7h30. In the descent to the col de la Bérangère the ice was hard and the slope 40% : good technical use of the cramps obligatory ! After an easy ascent of the Aiguille de la Bérangère we where back at the Refuge des Conscrits at 11 h and in Les Contamines at 16 h.