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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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5 days ago

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Awoke to a wild and blustery day at the Britannia refuge this morning. Plans were scrapped, extra coffees were drunk and we headed down.

Finished the day with some scrambling and summits on the Perron traverse above the Emosson Dam. A day salvaged.

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1 week ago

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Back up in the #alpine again and enjoying the autumn weather and conditions.

Lots of rime ice on the Marbrees traverse this morning. Scottish.

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Perfect autumn climbing weather. Photo: @allyswinton of Sara scrambling across the Perrons yesterday. The classic rocky ridge line above the Emosson reservoir.

It’s been a mixed few days weather wise, and the original plan of climbing the Grand Paradiso was out on hold. Flexibility is the key to a happy trip :)

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