Saturday, 18 June 2011

Mont Blanc summit on the 16th June 2011

So we did a traverse of Mont Blanc from the Cosmiques mountain hut, departing at 1.45 am after a fine breakfast! Then the steady upward climb by head torch light to the shoulder of Mont Blanc du Tacul, on round then to Mont Maudit, on then to the Col de L' Brenva and the Mur de la Cote, steadily onto the summit. Some flag waving there and Robbie tried to call his local radio station to no avail. We descended by the Bosses Ridge, down to the Goutier hut where we had a drink. We did not stop for long and then short roped down the scramble ridge to cross the Grand Couloir which was stable and well frozen. Down then by passing the Tete Rousse hut, to walk all the way down the train less rack railway tracks to Bellvue and the cable car down to the village of Les Houches. The Storm just started as we stepped away from the Cable car, lucky boys! Robbie J Kelly on the summit of Mont Blanc. You can read more about Robbie, his pals and adventurous plans on

A short break on the shoulder of Mont Maudit as the sun rises in the early morning clear clear fresh air with finger numbing temperatures!

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