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Ascent of Mont Blanc du Tacul on 2003-03-20

Climber: Tim Benjamin

Date:Thursday, March 20, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Ski Lift
Peak:Mont Blanc du Tacul
    Location:France
    Elevation:4247 m / 13937 ft

Ascent Trip Report

My first 4000m peak. I was not brilliantly equipped for this and didn't have an axe. However the weather was excellent although the avalanche risk was quite high (indeed I saw an avalanche trigger in the distance, from the summit). Stayed the previous night in the Cosmiques hut.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Exposed Scramble, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Guide, Hut Camp
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear



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