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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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Last lift accessed ski tour of (my) season from Contamines yesterday.

Plenty of folk out enjoying the good conditions on the classics.

A weeks holiday away from the mountains now. Rest time before the @trofeomezzalama race at the end of the month.

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A big couple of days on the wild Miage glacier taking advantage of the great spring ski touring conditions.

Up Mont Tondu and then today over the Miage after a night in the Conscrits refuge. Which served a vegetarian meal to the whole hut last night, meaning it’s now my favourite refuge. 🌱

Over 3500m of ascent and some very good snow on the way down.

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Off the beaten track in the Aiguille Rouge today.

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Well the express Haute Route didn’t exactly go to Plan. A meter of fresh snow at altitude put paid to that.

We headed south and spent a great couple of days around the Mont Thabor area. Nice hut, quiet and loads of good skiing. Despite the cloud.

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