by etunar » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:00 pm
by bidasking » Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:52 pm
by rgg » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:02 am
by yetibreath » Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:20 am
by bidasking » Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:18 am
Across the valley from Mont Blanc are the Aiguilles Rouges. No real glaciers there, just a few remnant ice fields, but you get great views of the Mont Blanc massif. There are several refuges; I once had a pleasant stay at Refuge du Lac Blanche. If the weather cooperates, you can take pictures of big glaciated mountains with reflections in the lake.
by etunar » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:26 pm
yetibreath wrote:I have spent the night at the Cosmique Refuge and I have climbed up the ridge to the Aiguille Du Midi. The ridge is a technical rock climb in the summer and has one difficult section requiring an abseil near the middle of the ascent. Climbing down the ridge would require climbing up very difficult rock in that section. I would not recommend this approach, especially solo in the winter. It is possible to reach the Cosmique Refuge by down climbing steep snow to the glacier below and then hiking over to the Refuge. I did this in the summer using crampons and an ice ax. The snow conditions in the winter will be very different than the snow that I climbed and there may be significant avalanche danger. I agree with the previous climbers: the Cosmique Refuge is not the best choice for your photo trip.
by english_alpinist » Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:30 am
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