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In the run up to the 2016 Arc'teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix, France, we have a series of articles on some key skills in Alpine... Read more
The Finest Routes in the Alps: Aiguille Verte
The jagged silhouette of this magnificent route can be seen high on the skyline when travelling along the Chamonix valley. It is a long, inspiring and commiting line that for most parties will require at least one night bivouacing under the stars.
Barbara Zangerl - Sharing the Line
For Babsi Zangerl, climbing the intimidating Bellavista, one of the hardest alpine multi-pitches in the world at 8c, wasn't about conquering the route's huge roof. As Babsi quested upwards, trusting rusty pitons and terrible rock, she and her partner, Ambassador Jacopo Larcher, depended totally upon each other. "The most important thing is not standing on the summit...probably the most important thing for me is to share these experiences with somebody."
The Finest Routes in the Alps: Rimpfischhorn
The serrated 'stickleback' profile of the Rimpfischhorn's North Ridge makes it an easily recognisable landmark. It is located on the watershed between the Zermatt's Mattertal valley and Saastal.
A long approach over a spread of complex glaciers deters all but the most ardent of alpinists.
The Finest Routes in the Alps: Mont Blanc
This route is the longest ridge climb in the Alps. It involves an 800m approach hike to a route which then accumulates 4500m of height gain and finishes at the summit of Mont Blanc.
It is a highlight of any alpinists career and most people will take two to three days to complete the route. It thus requires very stable weather and ideal conditions.
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