I climbed this with Louis Reichardt. Steep Ice couloir with rock climbing finish up summit block. Lots of ice falling from climbers above. Without a helmet I was hit hard on the head. Worst experience with interference from other climbers.
First time from Torino and the second from aiguille du Midi
From Rifugio Torino
Snow and ice quality weren't the best and quite wet due to the heat
Super conditions in the North Face at the end of July after about 2 weeks of bad / unstable weather! Rimaye was passing well and not a single spot of ice in the face.
There are 2 bomb proof belays on spits in the route. First half way in the goulotte on the right, second on the upper right of the goulotte.
Descent via normal route.
Nice moderate standard route with Steph and Steve. Backup plan due to poor conditions on 3MT. Slog regain from Cosmiques.
With the guide, the icy N wall. fantastic
From the Torino hut
North Face in 1976 and Couloir Gervasutti in 1983
Had to go back shortly after reaching Col d'Entreves. Bad visibility, stormy clouds and fresh snow. Will come back one day...
Climbed with andrea.it the normal route from Ref. Torino via col Freshfield. Easy route, never difficult. Fantastic view from the summit.
Normal route along the east couloir. Not very difficult but quite dangerous. Great view from the summit anyway.
Pleasant route with fantastic views.
Climbed the North Face with bad conditions
Climbed the north face in less than ideal conditions...
Awesome ice climb. In the company of my son Christoph and our local guide Eric, we started at 4:15 AM from the Cosmiques refuge. By the time we got to the rimaye (6:30) the snow was already dripping due to the prevalent hot weather. The crossing of the tiny snow bridges covering huge gaps was really nerve racking! Nevertheless, once on solid snow/ice in the couloir it was much safer (fortunately mostly in the shade) and an awesome climb until reaching the North face. We descended by the standard SE ridge, classified as PD but in my opinion more deserving of AD rating.
One of my first climbs with my Dad when I was only 17.
Climbed the Tour Ronde via the SE Ridge in a nice day and with a lot of snow. Beatiful view of the Mont Blanc.
Jonás Cruces on the 3rd pitch.More Pictures of the Bernezat Spur of the Tour Ronde