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Gouter Route PD...

Route:

Gouter Route - Mont Blanc – Chamonix - France

Category:

Mountaineering

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Route description:

The most popular route up the highest mountain in the alps. A great expedition through some stunning scenery featuring rock scrambling, glaciers and narrow snow aretes.

Required experience/skill level:

Intermediate –
good crampons skills, fitness and acclimatisation required.

Length (in metres):

1700m

Time/duration:

2 – 3 days

Starting point/base:

Chamonix

Maximum guide ratio:

1:2

Normal season:

June - October

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Comments/notes:

Often dismissed as the “normal route” and a “walk” the Gouter route (also known as the Bosses arete) is anything but. Rock fall danger, crevasses, featureless terrain and high altitude all combine to produce a challenging climb. Preparation and experience cannot be under stated.

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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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6 days ago

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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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Updated the Iran Ski Touring Photo Gallery today. Video on it's way.... #ski
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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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