North face - l'Arrete du milieu

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Valais, Switzerland, Europe
Route Type:
mixed scramble
Time Required:
A long day

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Created On: Nov 24, 2001
Last Edited On: Nov 24, 2001


From the Cabane de Brunet you follow a well marked trail that take you in the direction of the Col de Lâne. Once you have reached a small lake at 2712m, follow the moraines of the Glacier du Petit Combin to get to the foot of the ridge2800m~.

Route Description

From the foot of the ridge you will find that there are several choices in the loose rock trails. Follow the one that will take you as quickly as possible to the ridge itself. Once you are on the ridge you connot really get lost. keep going up till you reach the final snow slope that will lead you to the summit @ 3672m.

Essential Gear

Crampons, ice axe, short rope for Glacier crossings, pretty much the usual parafenelia.

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North face - l'Arrete du milieu

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