Aiguille d’Entrèves, East face, Mont Blanc massif

Aiguille d’Entrèves, East face, 4.2 E2

Ski tour from Pointe Helbronner to the left, to the Col d’Entrèves. Climb the ridge leading to the east from the col until you reach the snowy south east facing slopes via a short scramble. We skied down to the Toula glacier and it is also possible to ski down to the Entrèves glacier. Left looked better, so we took that option.

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The wonder of the Skyway cable car
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Dent du Geant
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On the Entrèves ridge
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Scrambling on the Entrèves ridge with Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey in the background
Scrambling on the Entrèves ridge with Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey in the background
Well, we’re not here every day so we may as well monkey around for a little bit
Scrambling on the Entrèves ridge with Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey in the background
I enjoyed Seth’s recount of his climb of the Peuterey integral ridge to the summit of Mont Blanc, as seen in the distance
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Olly skiing Entrèves east face
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Enjoying great snow considering it hasn’t snowed in almost 2 weeks
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Topo from http://mountain-spirit-guides.net

Conditions were a little crusty on the top section until the ridge separating the Toula and Entrèves glaciers, followed by beautiful soft powdery snow for the main east face. The Toula glacier provided some good corn skiing before it became a slush party back to the mid station.

Photos by Seth Adams

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