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Mont Buet – Speed Ski Touring

Route:

 Mont Buet – France

Category:

Skiing – Speed Ski Touring

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Route description:

Mont Buet stands towards the end of the Chamonix Aiguille Rouge chain, and looks out across the peaks of the range towards Mont Blanc.

Is a favourite peak for summer trekkers, many of whom will stay in the summer mountain refuge half way up the peak.

In winter there are a few options for ski-touring, you can access the peak from the lift systems at Flegere, normally via the Crouches-Berard tour. Or you can start right from the valley and avoid the lifts altogether, giving a great training route and challenge.

This is a perfect introduction to longer “speed tours” as it's at low altitude and non glacial and therefore not as committing as other tours. You'd still need to keep an eye on avalanche conditions of course, and start early both to avoid soft snow in the afternoon and the other skiers descending the valley from other tours in the area.

From the valley, it's around 20km round trip with  over 1800m of height gain. For this type of tour, you should be aiming for 500m'hr.

Required experience/skill level:

Intermediate - Advanced; As with any longer day tour, you need be able to safely ski potentially difficult snow on tired legs! You will need to have completed several tours of over 1000m before.

Length (in metres):

See route description

Time/duration:

1 day

Starting point/base:

Meet in Chamonix

Maximum guide ratio:

1:4

Normal season:

March - May

Links/ featured courses:

Lifts/huts etc:

Blog Post of a slightly different route up Mont Buet - the mega traverse!

Comments/notes:

This is also good training for longer speed tours, such as our Express Haute route trip.

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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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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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