Post subject: Mont Blanc, Normal route, April 2011
Posted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:57 am
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:16 pm Posts: 5
Mont Blanc; It’s always seemed pretty boring from Chamonix. Compared to all the other peaks you can see from the valley, and the steep lines that are easily accessed, it didn’t seem to me like a very interesting line to climb and ride, just a really long day.
Anyway, I was so wrong. It was so nice to get the top. And perhaps one of the most spectacular lines I’ve ever done. Not so steep, but it’s so amazing to pick your way through the glaciers, traversing under towers of ice the size of 6-storey buildings. Debris littering the snow from recent serac collapses. When we got to about half way down, we couldn’t believe we had another 1400 metres to go.