Mont Blanc Trip Aug 17th

Hello,
We currently just finished our third day on the Mont Blanc expedition. Here is a quick summary with some picture highlights from the first part of the trip.

Aug 15: We walked up to the Albert 1er Hut above Chamoinx, France. The hut is located at 2770m and helps start a good foundation for our acclimatization process. That afternoon we went onto the Le Tour Glacier and began to review and learn cramponing, ice axe and rope travel.

Aug 16: Having an early breakfast, we traveled up to the top of the Le Tour Glacier practicing the skills we went over the previous day. We summited Petite Fourche (3574m) and Tete Blance (3460m) before mid-day We did a single rope rappel from the top of Tete Blance. By doing this rappel we left the French Alps and entered the Swiss Alps onto the Trient Glacier. We navigated around the Trient Glacier circling back to the Albert 1er hut. The day was filled lots of fun, excitement, laughs, and amazing views. Everybody felt great and was blown away with the dramatic scenery of the French and Swiss Alps.

Today Aug 17th, we woke up at the hut and had a tradition french breakfast: bread, jam, nutella, and coffee. We practiced some more technical skills and cramponing before leaving the hut to return to Chamonix. Tomorrow we are heading to Mont Blanc and will be staying at the Tete Rouse hut tomorrow night before our summit attempt on Friday.

Thanks for following our cybercast!
Jonathon

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