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Mont Blanc Granite: Vol 1 - Argentiere Basin

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The Mont Blanc Granite: Vol 1 - Argentiere Basin guidebook is a selective rock climbing guide covering the Argentiere Basin in the Monte Blanc range. The Argentiere Basin is often described as Mont Blanc’s hidden gem with adventurous climbing high in the mountains on perfect granite rock. The guide covers 15 different areas and 99 routes around the Aiguille d’ Argentiere and Aiguille Verte, with many of the routes close to the Refuge d’ Argentiere.

For each of the 15 areas there is approach information, a map, and a description of the character and style of climbing to be found. The 15 areas are as follows:
Charlet- Straton (Lower Buttress), The Vierge, Plateau du Jardin, Rabouin, Aiguille du Refuge, Aguille du Genepi, Jardin Ridge, Plateau & Gardes, Minaret, Tour Jaune, Point Claudine, Amethystes, Pyramide, Pointe JMC, and Bayere - Pic Sans Nom.

In total 99 routes are described. For each route there is a pitch-by-pitch description, recommended gear, information regarding presence/absence of in-situ gear, and descent information spread across a number of pages. All routes are shown on a mixture of colour photo topos and detailed topos.


  • Author: F Damilano, J Desecures and L Laurent
  • Country: France
  • ISBN10: 2918824240
  • ISBN13: 9782918824244
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 212
  • Page Size: 125 x 175 mm
  • Published Date: 2016
  • Publisher: JM Editions
  • Region: Alps
  • Manufacturer: J M Editions
  • Weight: 220g

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