/ Alps Solo acclimatisation

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Cheese Monkey - on 09 Aug 2017

Off to the Alps soon meeting someone already well adjusted at a later date. Wondering what people would reccomend for acclimatisation trips solo? Cham area ideally. If there's nothing suitable/sensible it's no big deal but would be good to get a head start
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Webster - on 09 Aug 2017
In reply to Cheese Monkey:

head up into the aiguille rouge walking up and down from the valley floor and do some walks/scrambles/sightseeing. plenty of scope and amazing views around the lac blanc hut in particular. the paths even involve some ladders and rungs to make it feel a bit more adventurous!

equally walking up and onto the mer de glace and argentiere glacier from the valley.

in short, go walking! get high!
MG - on 09 Aug 2017
In reply to Cheese Monkey:

Something I did earlier in the year that may work for you is

Day 1: Plan Glacier Hut (~2800m) 4hr, 1000m ascent, walk
Day 2: Dome de Miage (3600m), 4hr, 1200m ascent, PD (small glacier to cross but dry, and some scrambling at about II), stay at Durier Hut (3100m)
Day 3: Either return the way you came, or, if feeling bold, traverse Aig Bionassay (higher and harder, AD).
mysterion on 09 Aug 2017
In reply to Cheese Monkey:
Easy ones high up would be sightseeing Aiguille du Midi, night at Torino hut
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Bserk - on 09 Aug 2017
In reply to Cheese Monkey:

will be arriving in Cham this Friday and have the same challenge at hand. Thought about hiking up to Tete Rousse and maybe doing stuff around Grand Montets. Drop me a message if you are free to do stuff 12/13.08.
summo on 09 Aug 2017
In reply to Cheese Monkey:

Solo up the easy route on the Aig. Moine. Night in the hut before and after.
Cheese Monkey - on 09 Aug 2017
In reply to Cheese Monkey:

Thanks for the tips guys. Day trips preferable I have limited pass for overnight trips want to save it for the big objectives
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Samuel Wainwright - on 09 Aug 2017
In reply to Cheese Monkey:

If you can't think of anything more interesting going up the midi lift and doing star jumps at the top works pretty well!
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Niblet on 09 Aug 2017
In reply to Cheese Monkey:

Arete du Petit Belvedere on Grand Montets. Do the route downwards starting from the viewing platform, and then go back up again.
betathief - on 09 Aug 2017
In reply to Cheese Monkey:

Mont Buet?

Aiguille Crouches traverse?

Grand Montets Ridge? Although their was a large crevasse on the decent to the route when I went up a couple of weeks ago.

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