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Vallee Blanche (White Valley)

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Aiguille du Midi 

Vallee Blanche (White Valley) 


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Location: 45.87141, 6.88846 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

THE climbing arena above Chamonix.

The area surrounding Mont Blanc includes routes on Aiguille du Midi, Mont Blanc du Tacul, Mont Blanc, les Grandes Jorasses, and a hoard of other awesome mountains, big and small. Access huts to begin climbs, or just check out the scenery.

Shame on mountainproject users for not adding this area until 2011.


Getting There 

Take the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi, or if you're broke and full of energy, walk 3000 vertical meters to the alpine wonderland.


2 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Vallee Blanche (White Valley):
Cosmiques Arête   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b AI2 M4 Mod. Snow     Mixed, Ice, Snow, Alpine, 8 pitches, 1000'   Aiguille du Midi
Rebuffat (Southeast Face)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 8 pitches   Aiguille du Midi
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Cosmiques Arête 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b AI2 M4 Mod. Snow  Europe : France : ... : Aiguille du Midi
The Classic Climb. AD, Grade II, mostly snow and moderate alpine climbing, with a few sections of strenuous mixed climbing (in winter) or easy rock.The start up from the Cosmiques laboratory is quite easy, no need to rope up. The beginning of the arete apparently is a slab in summer, but an easy snow slope in winter. From the second peak, two short rappels take you down to the base of the third peak. Easiest route is around to the right, also possible to go straight up it (but need to abseil aga...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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