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Category: Classic Alpinism

Normal Route – Nadelhorn 4327m – PD

Normal Route – Nadelhorn PD Route: Normal Route – Nadelhorn - Zermatt Category: Mountaineering - Ski Touring Route Gallery: Route description: The twelve highest mountain in the alps presents a variety of routes including the famous AD traverse of the Nadelgrat, which takes in four 4000m peaks along it's ridge. The normal route from either the Mischabel hut or Bordier hut offers a pleasing snow arete of more modest difficulty, PD standard. From the Bordier hut the route is longer, but has some excellent views, is quieter and weaves through some interesting glacial terrain. Once reaching the windjoch (the col separating the...

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Aiguille d’Orny – Chamonix

Aiguille d'Orny – Chamonix Route: Aiguille d'Orny – Chamonix - France Category: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering Route Gallery: Route description: Topping out at 3150m, the Aiguille d'Orny is a great introduction to alpine rock climbing. They are a few routes on it's faces, but we commonly climb the classic south arete. The climbing is pretty steady, mostly in the 3a – 4b range with the odd harder move. Most will climb in rock shoes, unless it's cold of course! Altogether there are around nine pitches leading to the small summit. The climbing is bolted, but it's worth having a small...

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Aiguille de l’Index – Chamonix

Aiguille de L'Index - AD, 4C Route: Aiguille de l'Index, South Arete – Chamonix Category: Alpine Rock Climbing Route Gallery: Route description: One of the most popular routes in the Aiguille Rouge, this striking little summit is well viewed from the lift of the same name. After a walk up the scree and an easy scramble to get across the large grassy ledge, we gear up just before reaching the south arete. The route itself leads up the buttress just to the right of the edge with the crux pitch right at the start. The rock is great to climb...

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Traverse – Aiguille d’Entreves AD-, III

Aiguille d'Entreves, Italy - Courmayeur Route: Traverse – Aiguille d'Entreves - Chamonix Category: Mountaineering Route Gallery: Route description: The traverse of the Aiguille du Entreves is Courmayeurs equivalent to the Cosmiques arete. Short, technical and good fun, although the Entreves doesn't finish quite as conveniently as the Cosmiques, you'll have to walk back to the lift station! The route starts at the col du Entreves, an hour and a halves glacial walk from the skyway lift which starts in Courmayeur. After an initial easy scramble, the ridge narrows and travels horizontally towards the summit tower. This section is very...

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Normal Route PD – Grand Paradiso

Grand Paradiso – Normal Route - PD Route: Normal Route – Grand Paradiso - Italy Category: Mountaineering – Ski Touring Route Gallery: Route description: The highest peak wholly within Italy set in a wild and unspoilt national park. The Grand Paradiso has a special place in the hearts of Italian mountaineers and ski tourers, and the routes from both the Emmanuele and Chabod refuges are popular. The route from the Chabod begins by a zig zagging track up moraine and scree. Once the glacier is reached the route weaves it's way past several crevasses before climbing more steeply to...

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Summit selfie on the Domes du Miage this morning.
A great trip from the Conscrits Refuge and a ski all the way down to the valley floor.

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