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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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Lifts/huts etc:

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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Up early to catch the frozen snow, and a bonus sunrise on the 4327m Nadelhorn.

Perfect conditions, and super quiet. We’re back here on the 30th August if anyone’s keen....?

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All six of us to the top of #montblanc yesterday - great weather and conditions.

We even hung out at the summit for a while, a rare treat!

Thanks also to @claphamski for guiding.

Our next Mont Blanc trip starts today with the Grand Paradiso. Let’s hope this weather lasts 🤞

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On our way to the Tete Rousse refuge today - Mont Blanc tomorrow.

Weather looks pretty good 🤞

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Managed to sneak onto the summit of the Grand Paradiso between two days of unsettled and stormy weather.

A little trail breaking was required. All good prep for #montblanc - we’re heading that way tomorrow.

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Here we go - day 1 of this weeks #MontBlanc trip.
A damp start, but still smiling. Up to the Grand Paradiso for the next three days.

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