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~ Sunday 22nd June 2014

A second success on Mont Blanc this week. With terrible weather and conditions at the start of the week on Gran Paradiso, things got off to a poor start - failing to make the summit was frustrating and disappointing, but still good preparation for the big goal.

Happily there was a perfect forecast for the end of the week! Glorious weather and good snow conditions saw us making good progress up to Gouter.

the last steps to the summit


Heading down

Down the Dome de Gouter, Aiguille de Bionassay way below

The usual Gouter afternoon excitement. Tete Rousse and cold beer in sight, many slow-moving Russians with huge rucksacks blocking the way...