Must-do spring routes in Chamonixgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Mountaineering : One Thread
At the risk of asking a totally open-ended question that is too general for anyone to bother answering... I will anyway!
I'll be in Chamonix for 3-4 weeks from mid March to mid April this year. I've read Tuan's excellent list of classic routes, and ice/mixed faces like the N faces of Les Courtes and Les Droites or the Brenva side of Mt Blanc are the sort of thing that interest me, especially for that time of year when I assume that rock routes are out. Maybe even the Croz spur for a big finale if I'm feeling lucky.
What I'm interested in are: - some easier but still high-quality "warm-up" routes to get better acquainted with the area, and to calibrate my own fitness when I arrive - huts which make a good base from which several classics can be climbed - other essential climbs (Supercouloir on MBduTacul?)
Oh, and I'll be scouting for partners, so if anyone reading this is likely to be in the area, then please send me email.
-- Hugh Grierson (email@example.com), January 19, 1999
See Mt Blanc du Tacul and Pre de Bar, in my revised version of the write up on classic routes.
-- Quang-Tuan Luong (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 20, 1999.