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Mont Blanc - Three Monts Route AD-

Route:

Three Monts (NE ridge) -  Mont Blanc - Chamonix - France

Category:

Mountaineering

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Route description:

A spectacular route that weaves it's way through glacial terrain past two 4000m peaks, Mont Blanc du Tacul and Mont Maudit. An easily accessible climb that nevertheless is threatened by serac fall and avalanche, good weather and conditions are vital.

Required experience/skill level:

Intermediate – good crampons skills, fitness and acclimatisation required.

Length (in metres):

1200m from Cosmiques refuge

Time/duration:

1 – 2 days, plus acclimatisation.

The route will generally take around 5 - 7 hours from the Cosmiques refuge.

Starting point/base:

From Chamonix, up the Aiguille du midi cable car and a short descent to the Cosmiques refuge for the night.

Maximum guide ratio:

1:1 only.

Normal season:

June - October. Conditions vary month to month.

Links/ featured courses:

Lifts/huts etc:

Gouter refuge (if making a traverse of the mountain)

Aiguille du Midi cable car.

Comments/notes:

Although easily accessible using the Aiguille du Midi cable car, this is a serious route and should only be climbed in good conditions after acclimatisation and training. Our normal route of ascent is the Gouter route, which is much safer objectively, and also offers a guiding ratio of 1:2.

It is possible to make a traverse of the mountain by descending the Gouter route.

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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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Fresh snow but summer temperatures on the 4000m Allalinhorn today.

It was nice to follow a track this morning. Tomorrow’s trail breaking is going to be a workout 😬

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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.

Off to tick off a couple of Swiss 4000m peaks this weekend.

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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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