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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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Fiona’s now well prepped and rested - off to Mont Blanc tomorrow with Guy doing the guiding.

🤞 the weather holds.
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2 days ago

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Photos from the summit scramble on the Grand Paradiso.
Good work, and congratulations to Wayne and Jack 👍🏔

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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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