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Aiguille d'Entreves, Italy - Courmayeur

Route:

Traverse – Aiguille d'Entreves - Chamonix

Category:

Mountaineering

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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 exposed and you can look down the south face at the village of Courmayeur almost 2000m below. The climbing is fairly straightforward despite the exposure, and the summit tower is soon reached, where one hard move (or a pull on gear) lands you on the summit.

The climbing isn't over though, as a series of down climbs or abseils must now be undertaken before more easy scrambling leads to the next snowy col, from where you can rejoin the ascent track and the skyway lift.

Required experience/skill level:

Intermediate - Good general mountaineering skills.

Length (in metres):

Summit: 3600m

300m ascent from Torino refuge

Time/duration:

1 day

4 – 5 hours from Torino refuge.

Starting point/base:

Helbronner lift/Torino refuge.

Maximum guide ratio:

1:2

Normal season:

June – October

Snow on the route makes it much harder. Look for dry conditions.

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Comments/notes:

Possible in a day using the SkyWay Lift, or as part of a number of climbs using the Torino Refuge as a base.

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Fred striking the classic Entreves pose.

Alpine climbing before the rain arrives this afternoon.

📷: @skiascent

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2 days ago

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Summit of the #Eiger this morning with Sarah.

Good conditions on the south ridge from the Monchjoch Hut, and we had the top to ourselves. Being patient with the weather paid off in the end. ☀️

Lots of teams on the other nearby classics: Monch, Jungfrau, Fisherhorn etc

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3 days ago

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Eiger plans on hold for 24 hours. Waiting for the snow to burn off a bit. Instead we traversed the Monch, via a verglas encrusted SW ridge.

Now resting before tomorrow’s early start for the Eiger south ridge.

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Our #MontBlanc team were successful on the Grand Paradiso yesterday. Currently on route back to Chamonix.

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Climbing the Index with Sarah this morning. A nice mellow day after an especially long day on Monte Viso’s east ridge a couple of days ago.

Pretty busy on the route today, we did about a million short pitches for practice and to give the other teams some room.

A rest day tomorrow, and then the Eiger 👍🏔

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