Wednesday, 22 August 2012

12.08.2012 - North Face of Mont Blanc du Tacul

Today I teamed up with my friend Spike Sellers to climb the Contamine - Mazeaud route on the North Face of Mont Blanc du Tacul as an acclimatisation climb before taking my group on the 3 monts traverse of Mont Blanc.  After taking the first lift up the Midi at 0630 and descending the ride to the Col du Midi we started our approach to the Tacul Triangle. The route itself, graded D-, was a spectacular mixed line right up the middle, topping out with some excellent mixed sections on the upper right of the face.  I would thoroughly recommend this route. I will remember this route for a long time, what a spectacular climb, in an amazingly beautiful setting with a very good friend ...what more could you ask for! 

Contamine Mazeaud route 

Me high on the second pitch 

Enjoying Beautiful conditions on the route

Spike looking super cool enjoying the climb

Steep but enjoyable!

Spike leads off on another great mixed pitch

some more good mixed climbing!

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