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Francia - 1 Stages - 7Km. - 500Pos/200Neg - Hig - One-way Route - August 2012
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The Vallée Blanche

This route starts from Aiguille du Midi to Punta Holbronner and crosses La Vallée Blanche , one of the most beautiful areas in the Alps . The journey can be made in both directions, ie from Aiguille du Midi to Punta Holbronner or from Punta Holbronner to Aiguille du Midi. The description we do on this page is the first option.

The Vallée Blanche is a path to some complicated points. The first encounter in the descent to La Vallee Blanche from the Aiguille du Midi , we have to make the sharp eastern edge, something quite impressive and exposed, so we do not recommend that descend without with good experience in the art of walking and cramponaje encordaboth.

The second point where we should pay attention is next to Punta Holbronner seracs area. The crevasses are large blocks of ice fragmented by major cracks in a glacier, whose breakage due to ice movement through areas where the slope breaks.

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Francia 1 7 Km. 500 m. 200 m. Alta Recorrido Solo de Ida

La Vallée Blanche | Entre Montañas

1. Aiguille du Mid - Helbronner


Distance: 7 Km.Up/Downhill 200 m. - Up/Downhill 500 m.Time: 04:00 h.
Aiguille du Mid - Helbronner

From Chamonix take the cable car up to the Aiguille du Midi where we can recreate some time with the wonderful views offered by this great vantage point. Before we go get our harnesses and crampons and encordarnos to start the descent to La Vallée Blanche , we have to make the sharp eastern edge, something quite impressive and exposed, so we do not recommend it down without a good experience in the art of walking cramponaje and roped.

Past the first sharp meters we reached a landing and later, by frank slope decendemos to situate just below the vertical face South of The Aiguille du Midi , in the spacious Col ??du Plateau dunMidi (1.2km, 3535m). All this area is very popular and will be full of traces of the mountaineers who goes to the shelter Cosmiques .

We crossed the long plateau along the north side of the and the rocky outcrop easternmost named Punta Lachenal (3613m) 'in honor of the great French climber to descend to the Col ??de Gros Rognom (3.2km, 3414m).

From here, we can distinguish the path we must follow to access the Pointe Helbronner . We continue our descent to the south and to our right we distinguish one of the most famous alpine racers, Couloir Gervasutti , up to the height of the pyramid Tacul (5.3km , 3.163m).

Then spend the next Pointe Adolphe Rey, to start ascending the very tortuous proliferating zone in the cracks. In principle our direction going towards the Oriental Cabbage Toule , west of the Grand Flambeau and Pointe Helbronner , but before we get there, turn left to reach the Col ??Flambeaux (8.7km, 3.407m).

Now virtually flat terrain we arrived at the Pointe Helbronner , which is the Italian cable car station crossing the Vallée Blanche.

To return to The Aiguille du Midi can take the Vallée Blanche Aerial Tramway , which runs through the Vallée Blanche entirely and it offers great views over the area.

         Stage profile: Aiguille du Mid - Helbronner
Stage profile: Aiguille du Mid - Helbronner

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