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.