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Been in the alps the past week. Based in Chamonix, got the bus to Le Tour and trekked up to the Albert Premier Hut for an overnight stay taking in some of Glacier du Tour

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The next morning, trekked up the glacier and through the Col du Tour into Switzerland. Climbed to the summit of Aguille du Tour, where the views of Mont Blanc to the South and Matterhorn to the East were outstanding.

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Then it was a trek across the Trient Glacier for an overnight at Cabane du Trient

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Next morning the weather had came in, so a planned summit of Aiguille d’Argentière was cancelled and it was back down the glacier to Chamonix in zero visibility

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Been remind myself for years id do the cateran trail

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A shower and nights rest and it was on to Mont Blanc the following day.

Plan was the Gouter Route via Tete Rousse hut for lunch. The weather was excellent and the only issue was passing the Grand Couloir (death gully) around midday when the rockfall was in full swing. Literally legging it across the gully whilst other climbers lookout and shout for the falling rocks above your head, was quite the experience.
The 600m climb from Tete Rousse wasn’t a hard as expected but the view of and from the Gouter were outstanding

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A night in the Gouter then it was summit day. A bit disappointed to say the weather was outstanding until we hit the bosses ridge, when the clouds came in and reduced visibility to f**k all. A bit scary walking across a 2 foot wide ridge with thousands of feet either side with very little visibility. Even still, 3 hours 30 after leaving the Gouter we reached the Summit!

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Myself, the other half and our guide Mauro on the Summit.

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2 minutes ago, mathematics said:

1300m up Mt Fuji. Visability: shite.

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Mountains are annoying in every country obviously.

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Not been hillwalking for a while so decided the get the walking boots on yesterday, decided on Beinn Dearg and after a misty cloudy start got to the top just as the weather brightened up. No real long steep ascents just a long haul from tilt car park should've took a bike perhaps but good to be out on the hills again.20190813_120006.thumb.jpg.0cd02da6a2415ffd19eef65ffd172a97.jpg

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Going to applecross for a few days anyone suggest any decent hills to get great views?
I bloody love applecross. However we did no hillwalking.

I've zero to add but the road to get there is teckle.

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On 05/08/2019 at 16:26, MONKMAN said:



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I assume Dr No was hospitable and had plenty pre prepared food for his piranhas.

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57 minutes ago, Empty It said:

Going to applecross for a few days anyone suggest any decent hills to get great views?

The view from the top of Sgurr a' Chaorachain  (a Corbett) is sensational on a good day. The benefit of this is that there is basically no climbing to be done if you are at the top of the Bealach na Ba already....It's also an easy hill in an area full of tricky stuff...

Other than that - Bheinn Bhan is fucking hill porn - but it needs a bit of experience to do any of the fun routes IMO - not sure how much you've done in the past...

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The view from the top of Sgurr a' Chaorachain  (a Corbett) is sensational on a good day. The benefit of this is that there is basically no climbing to be done if you are at the top of the Bealach na Ba already....It's also an easy hill in an area full of tricky stuff...
Other than that - Bheinn Bhan is fucking hill porn - but it needs a bit of experience to do any of the fun routes IMO - not sure how much you've done in the past...
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Not a great deal but will definitely be looking out for this

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