WINTER ASCENT ON mont blanc

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THE HIGHEST PEAK IN ALPS

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SUCCESSFULLY
CLIMBED
IN WINTER

WHY IN WINTER?

Because I am born to explore.
 
Because there is nobody there in winter. You can’t follow somebody else’s steps. You need to analyze and decide for yourself. 
 
Because I love to enjoy solitude and silence.
 
Because of the astonishing landscapes.
 
BECAUSE WINTER IS THE EXPLORER’S SEASON
BECAUSE I NEED
GLACIAL TOUCH
TO TEMPER
INNER FIRE 😊 
Chamonix is one of the most beautiful places I ever visited. Always full of colour, always full of energy, there is something magical, something new in every day spent in town. “Les chamoniards”, people from Chamonix, are funny, friendly and active, there is always somebody doing sport activities in the area. The landscapes are fascinating and unique. 
 
The ascent on Mont Blanc is not very hard, but is challenging in winter and there are some really dangerous sections, like Gouter Couloir. From 1990 to 2017, French mountain police force registers show 347 rescue operations in the Goûter Couloir, on the normal route to Mont Blanc summit, which resulted in 102 deaths and 230 injuries. The Mont Blanc massif averages nearly 100 fatalities a year, which is very high.

 

A winter ascent on Mont Blanc reduces some of the dangers (rockfall, crowded sections) and increases others (low temperatures, hidden crevasses, avalanches). There is no visible way to the summit, so in bad weather orientation is difficult. With good equipment, correct acclimatisation ant perfect risk management, winter ascent on Mont Blanc is really awesome.