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Peuterey Super-integral on Mt Blanc

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Aiguille Noire de Peuterey  © LiznLes
Aiguille Noire de Peuterey
© LiznLes, Feb 2010

Frenchmen Aymeric Clouet, Pierre Labbre and Jérôme Para have made the third known ascent of a Peuterey Super-integral on Mont Blanc.

The famous Peuterey Integral, the longest route to the summit of Mont Blanc with more than 4,500m of ascent over all types of terrain, begins with the South Ridge of the Aiguille Noire de Peuterey, descends to the Dames Anglaises, and traverses the Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey before finishing up the classic Peuterey Ridge.

This is an excerpt from the full report by the BMC


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22 Feb, 2011
Presumably this is the third accent of the link-up of these three routes in winter? Does anyone know how many times it's been done in summer?
23 Feb, 2011
I think it will have been done a fair bit more in summer, but of course impossible to know. I almost find it hard to believe this is the third in winter. The French are always quietly up to these awesome shennanigans on their doorstep. But i suppose someone like Aymeric would know the people anyways. Will
23 Feb, 2011
Is this the ridge line you see when going into the italian side of the tunnel? Just the other week my mate and I were saying how nails and impressive it looked.
23 Feb, 2011
Always thought the "super integral" was an odd name for an enchainement that doesn't have that much to do with the Peuterey Integral. Heaven knows what the 'rules' are, since all the winter ascents have taken different routes on the Freney Face. Perhaps 'just' three successive hard routes taking in the summits of the Noire, Blanc and Mt Blanc? Anyhow, no doubting what a nails acheivement it is. Lots of suffering too, no doubt! Story of the recent ascent here - http://compagniedesguidesdechamonix.over-blog.com/article-l-histoire-d-une-super-integrale-de-peuterey-67453059.html - in French. Smithaldo - The S Ridge of the Noire is the LH one in the article photo. The ridge you see from the Italian TMB entrance is the E ridge (RH one in the UKC photo). Descent from the Noire after the S Ridge is by the E ridge (v. loose and long), unless continuing on the Peuterey Integral.
23 Feb, 2011
I think the 'legacy' from Casarotto is that for it to be the 'Super-Integral' it has to be done in Winter, so any summer ascents wouldn't be publicised. Regardless, i agree that i'd be surprised if it's only had a couple of ascents to date. After all, it's not only the French that are lurking around there, this is also the home ground of some very strong Italians.
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