A good guide with some interesting personal account and informative pictures.Thanks for the submission.
thank you. I hope it helps to all the people thinking about climbing MB via this route.
Very clear description of an awesome tour. A couple of questions: why didn't you stay at the Cosmiques hut? It would have been warmer and the gear that you left behind would have not been frozen when you returned.
Re:the second picture, was that your bivouac/tent site?
Again, congratulations to your achievement!
thank you for your comment. The only reson we didn't stay in the Cosmiques was, we wanted to truly enjoy the mountains and there is nothing better then laying in your tent and watching stars above while going to sleep and also when you wake up, not mentioning the awsome silence. When we came back, our gear wasn't actually frozen as we returned, the sun was still up.
The second picture here, is exit/enter to the lift from Chamonix. It is kind of tunnel, first made in ice and then continous as concrete tunnel to the lift area. Camp site is close to Cosmiques hut and can be seen on my web pages at www.jan-virt.com. Cheers, Jan.
Unfortunately I cannot read the text because of language barriers. Which is the link to the photos?
Looking again at the pictures they are great and you should be congratulated for a clear sequence of the route. Incidentally, at the time I did the three summits in 1998 (you can read my trip report at SP) we descended the standard route to Nid d'Aigle and thus compared the two routes. The 3 Monts traverse is definitely much more interesting. Did you try that route?
Jan, I have pages translated to english as well. Just click on english flag icon or go directly here:
I haven't tried the standard route yet as I am scared of all those people and crowds there :-) If going to Mont Blanc again, I would try the south face, especially Tournette Spur.
Great post with very informative pictures. Planning on doing this route and now I feel like I've been on it already! Damn you!