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Mont Blanc - Three Monts Route AD-

Route:

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

Category:

Mountaineering

Route Gallery:

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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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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