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_eamon_
2008-08-29 14:58:16
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Mont Blanc
I just got back from climbing Mont Blanc in France with three friends of mine. We took the standard route Nid d'Aigle >> Grand Couloir >> Gouter Refuge >> Dom du Gouter >> Mont Blanc Summit.
It took two days. The second day was long, about 11 hours going at a fast pace and with a 1:30 am start. We also did some days training for glacier walking, rope-work and altitude acclimatisation. A very enjoyable trip. We all made it up and down. There was a big avalanche close to the route we took with 8 people killed two days later.
Its not technically that difficult but a good level of fitness is required and a qualified guide if you are new to Alpinism.

You can read my full acount here: http://www.relearn.ie/2008/08/28/climbing-mont-blanc-an-account/


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Near Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland)
Eirepur less than an hour ago.
walk, Len: 6.7km, Climb: 187m, Area: Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland)

  
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Eirepur less than an hour ago.
walk, Len: 6.5km, Climb: 177m, Area: Derrylahard East, Mizen/Sheeps Head (Irela...

  
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Near Eagles Hill, Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland)
Eirepur less than an hour ago.
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Aidy a day ago.
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Aidy a day ago.
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Aidy a day ago.
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Aidy a day ago.
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wwwalker 2 days ago.
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Bunsen7 3 days ago.
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Kennyj a day ago.
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Onzy 3 days ago.
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Bunsen7 a day ago.
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