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Peru with Mountain Madness

Perfect Conditions on Mont Blanc

Here is MM Guide Joshua Jar­rin writ­ing anoth­er good sto­ry from Cha­monix. As it was announced after our suc­cess on Petite Aigu­ille Verte, our main goal was the top of the Alps. In three days, Joaquim, Luiz and I climbed Mont Blanc enjoy­ing the per­fect con­di­tions of the range in this sum­mer. The whole expe­ri­ence has been great!

All pho­tos Joshua Jarrin

The 13th of July we took the tramway of Mont Blanc from the vil­lage of Le Fayet and after one hour we arrived to Nid d’Aigle sta­tion, form where we start­ed our approach. The Oliveira broth­ers (Luiz and Joaquim) were hap­py they could fit every­thing in one and a half weeks of vaca­tion, yeah! Before the trip they spent good time with their fam­i­lies in some of the clas­sic cities of Italy and France and now they were enjoy­ing a great hike up to the Tet Rousse Hut. 

The fol­low­ing day start­ed ear­ly (1:00am). A quick break­fast and we were putting our cram­pons on, just few meters next to the hut. The first part of the route involves some mix climb­ing with a final snow tra­verse to the top of Aigu­ille d’ Gouter. That was a first achieve­ment to keep the team moti­vat­ed on the way to the main sum­mit, although it rep­re­sents just half of the way. Then, a con­sec­u­tive line of hills called the camel” test­ed our strength (phys­i­cal­ly and men­tal­ly) but that got it’s rec­om­pense with the incred­i­ble view of the final ridge and after almost eight hours we were stand­ing on the top of Mont Blanc. We spent just a few min­utes on the sum­mit, since we had a long way down, but those worth for all the effort.