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After doing a gear check at our meeting point in Aiguille du Midi, we take the cable car to the last station. Then, we will go through a glacier and spend the rest of the day at Cosmiques hut (3613m) where we will do some snow-craft exercises. In the evening, we will have dinner and spend the night at the refuge.
Mont Blanc summit and descent
On the second day, we will start off early for the summit of Mont Blanc. We will cross the Col du Midi Plateau and begin our ascent up by skirting around the North face of Mont Blanc du Tacul. After we will continue towards the North face of Mont Maudit and just below the Col du Mont Maudit we will encounter the steepest, usually icy, section of our climb. Finally, we will traverse southwards to Col de la Brenva and carry on all the way to the summit.
From the summit we will start the descent by the 'normal route' via Dome du Gouter. After a short food-and-drink stop at Refuge du Gouter we will carry on past Refuge Tete Rousse and down to Nid d'Aigle where we will catch the last train towards Bellevue and then last cable-car to Les Houches.
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