Mont Blanc Summit via 3 Monts route

Last September I completed the Mont Blanc Summit via the 3 Monts route... Belated post as I only just realized the post was in draft and not published...

The above was recorded with a Forerunner 405, unfortunately it ran out on the way back, hence the red waypoint on the route back. You can view the log at Everytrail.

The route comprises of a quick start down from Aiguille Du Midi station, down the ridge pictured belong, then along the glacier and up to the Cosmiques Refuge.

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[caption id="attachment_339" align="alignnone" width="475" caption="Cosmiques Refuge"]Cosmiques Refuge[/caption]

The Cosmiques refuge was the start of the summit, with an easy trip down from the Aiguille du Midi station, we had a short day the first day.

The first peak to complete was Mont Blanc du Tacul, a fairly steep climb with numerous unstable looking seracs:

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Mont Blanc du Tacul"]Mont Blanc du Tacul[/caption]

Once we were down the other side of the peak it flattened out, and on the way back we stopped for a quick bit of food/water on the Col:

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Col"]Col[/caption]

The next peak, Mont Maudit had the most technical bit, an ice climb at the top of the peak, pictured below.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="375" caption="Mont Maudit, at the top you can see the ice climb involved"]Mont Maudit, at the top you can see the ice climb involved[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Summit! Photo by Graham Frost"]Summit! Photo by Graham Frost[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Top of the ice climb down mont Maudit"]Top of the ice climb down mont Maudit[/caption]

More photos of the Mont Blanc Summit

3 Comments to “Mont Blanc Summit via 3 Monts route”

  1. ken says:

    I liked Mont Blanc but having hiked up Mt Fuji, I can honesty say it was heavenly experience. The view from the summit of Mt Fuji looks awesome too
    http://www.japansugoi.com/wordpress/sunrise-from-the-top-of-mt-fuji/

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