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Gouter Route PD

Route:

Gouter Route - Mont Blanc – Chamonix - France

Category:

Mountaineering

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Route description:

The most popular route up the highest mountain in the alps. A great expedition through some stunning scenery featuring rock scrambling, glaciers and narrow snow aretes.

Required experience/skill level:

Intermediate –
good crampons skills, fitness and acclimatisation required.

Length (in metres):

1700m

Time/duration:

2 – 3 days

Starting point/base:

Chamonix

Maximum guide ratio:

1:2

Normal season:

June - October

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Comments/notes:

Often dismissed as the “normal route” and a “walk” the Gouter route (also known as the Bosses arete) is anything but. Rock fall danger, crevasses, featureless terrain and high altitude all combine to produce a challenging climb. Preparation and experience cannot be under stated.

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First day out for our #Matterhorn week. Scrambling on the Grand Montet ridge before rock climbing in the valley.

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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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