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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.
The Finest Routes in the Alps: Grand Combin
On the Alpine horizon Grand Combin appears like a giant stepping stone. It is isolated as the only 4000m peak between the Mont Blanc massif and the smorgasbord of high mountains around Zermatt.
It is also much less frequently climbed than any of the major peaks in the adjacent areas due to its relative inaccessibility. The principal summit, the Combin de Grafeneire is the culmination of a long ridge and plateau.
The Finest Routes in the Alps: Aletschhorn
After a winter with plenty of snowfall most glaciers across the Alps will have their crevasses well bridged. Though technically not difficult the North-East Arête of the Aleschhorn is a remote and strenuous undertaking.
The Aletschhorn is a massive and shapely peak that dominates the southern flank of the Bernese Alps. It is the second highest peak in the range after the Finsteraarhorn. On the summit, high above the Rhone valley, it feels like being on the hinge of the Alps.
The Finest Routes in the Alps: Breithorn
February is definitely not peak season for Alpine mountaineering. It is cold, slow and challenging climbing in winter... perfect time to have a bit of an adventure. As we saw last month, with a judicious choice of route we can still get out on the highest peaks in the depths of winter.
In this second part in the series "The Finest Routes in the Alps", Ben Tibbetts takes us on a journey across the East-West traverse of Breithorn.
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