Unknown ice climb, Mer de Glace, Chamonix WI4+
[Ice climbing Mer de Glace, 2 kb]25m. Starting in a crevasse on the right bank of the Mer de Glace approx 300mts South East of the point where Vire des Guides Echelles ascends the lateral morraine. Very strong foehn wind kept us out of the high mountains and this relatively sheltered spot offers several single pitches with easy walk off. Despite high temperatures and sugary surface ice, pick placements were solid and it was easy to protect with ice screws. A good spot to play when strong Southerly winds would otherwise keep you in the valley. Only 20 minutes walk up the glacier from the bottom of the ladders at Montenvers.

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Photo: Ice climbing Mer de Glace © Bilbo
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ndraper1 - TR O/S - 08/Dec/14

first ice climb after a couple of shorter routes in other smaller crevasses, good fun!
Matthew Martin Wsm - TR - 03/Sep/14 with dave kenyon

Hidden - TR - Jul/14

mike mo - 2014

Hidden - TR O/S - 08/Jul/13

gingerking - Solo O/S - Jul/13 with James Hadley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/13

aldo56 - TR O/S - 19/Jun/13

DigitalSteak - Jun/13

Tobias at Home - 2013

Mr. K - Lead O/S - Sep/12 with Chris Mullaney

Strachan - Lead O/S - Jul/12

Strachan - 2nd - Jul/12

Strachan - TR - Jul/12

Hidden - TR - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - 2012

manbat - 25/Jul/11

KatieG - Solo - 17/Jun/11 with Kevin Groome

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 2011

quarryman - Jul/10 with Nic Bryceland

perfectvirus - TR - 14/Sep/09 with MountainMing

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead - Aug/08

Starting in a crevasse on the right bank of the Mer de Glace approx 300mts South of the point where Vire des Guides Echelles ascends the lateral morraine. Very strong foehn wind kept us out of the high mountains and this relatively sheltered spot offers several single pitches with easy walk off. Despite high temperatures and sugary surface ice, pick placements were solid and it was easy to protect with ice screws. A good spot to play when strong Southerly winds would otherwise keep you in the valley. Only 20 minutes walk up the glacier from the bottom of the ladders at Montenvers.
Bilbo - Lead O/S - 27/May/08 with Art, Jo & Sam

Martin Haworth - Aug/06 with Henry Haworth

Chamonix mountain med course
Gibbo - AltLd - Jan/05

Did lloads of ice soloing + top roping really steep stuff. Great fun
Tony Kartawick - Aug/86 with Jan Kartawick

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