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Aiguilles Marbrées – PD

Route:

Aiguilles Marbrées – Punta Helbronner - Italy

Category:

Mountaineering

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Route description:

A fine rocky scramble on the Italian side of the Vallee blanche, accessed from the Helbronner lift.

This route varies in difficulty depending on the snow cover, but normally involves both snowy aretes and rock scrambles. By sticking to the crest, some short pitches are encountered, but these can often be bypassed on the south side.

The ridge can be traversed in either direction, but we prefer N – S. This means doing some of the more trickier pitches in the ascent, and an abseil to regain the glacier at the end of the ridge.

Required experience/skill level:

Beginner – Intermediate. Experience of crampons and scrambling required.

Length (in metres):

200m

Time/duration:

1 day

Starting point/base:

Chamonix - Courmayeur

Maximum guide ratio:

1:2

Normal season:

March – November. A very reliable route conditions wise.

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Comments/notes:

A very accessible route, around thirty minutes walk from the Helbronner lift. It makes a very good half day route, ideal for acclimatisation and training.

A coffee at the Torino refuge after the climb is mandatory.

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Fred striking the classic Entreves pose.

Alpine climbing before the rain arrives this afternoon.

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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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