This was a great climb all around.
a llite sketchy way down to the montenvers.
thay should upgrade the route grade to ad+
Great route but it took us much longer than planned (13h roundtrip) due to a combination of poor routefinding, bad snow conditions, poor acclimatisation and, well, just being slow.
Traverse to Aguille du Plan was crowed causing people to bottle up at the Rognon du Plan abseils. Fun to meet Leendert there. Climbed back to Aguille du Midi since our bivi was on the glacier over there. Climbing the dihedrals (through which you abseil on the way to Aig. du Plan) was quite nice.
Traversed the midi-plan arete with a lot of people. Luckily the descent to the requin hut was still in good condition. The beautiful descent to the Requin hut was not crowded.
Did the traverse to the base of the second Gendarme after the col. Snow conditions and generally poor weather sent us back to the Cosmiques Hut.
start with the second telepherique - descend to Refuge du Requin via the Envers du Plan Glacier