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Topic - caching food and marking with wands in the Alps

Mr-Cowdrey on 06 Jun 2013
I know that when climbing in Alaska etc, caching food and picking it up later is the norm. But is it often used in the Alps around Chamonix for example?

Reason I ask is because I'm planning my trip for next year and this is one way in which I avoid carrying 5days worth of food up the Frendo.

My plan is as followed:

Day 5: Restock food, lift up to Aiguille du Midi, cache food at top of Frendo, Helbronner cable car across to Torino Hut.
Day 6: Rochefort Ridge
Day 7: N.Face of La Tour Ronde
Day 8: Kuffner Ridge, return to Chamonix.
Day 9: Rest day
Day 10: Rock section of Frendo
Day 11: Top section of Frendo, pick up cache, chere couloir on the Triangle du Tacul.
Day 12: Contamine Grisolle
Day 13: Contamine Mazeaued
Day 14: Rest day
Day 15: 3 Monts Route

Now, will it be ok to cache food and mark it with a wand near the top of the Frendo on the Midi-Plan ridge or am I risking it being pinched or removed?

Any other suggestions welcome

Cheers.
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