Departure from Spinea towards Courmayeur. Self discussion on the heaviness of the backpack, use of the Diamox and the 4000 in the Aosta Valley. 2.00 pm, arrival at the foot of Mont Blanc: an immense massif, very different from my beloved Dolomites. The mountain ranges from left to right for kilometers. We start with the Skyway cable car (difficult to find it initially). Huge heat, over 20 ° c, backpacks are very heavy: ropes, ice axes, helmets, ok ... but what did we put so heavy ?!
Monte Bianco, Valle d’Aosta, Italy
The climb is magnificent with the cable car that rotates 360 °: Courmayeur becomes a dot and White is turning into a planet. Arrived, after traveling through the tunnel under the cable car, we arrive at the Torino refuge and the spectacle that awaits us is one of those that will take your breath away: the Aosta Valley seems to be a single necklace studded with granite pearls. First technical tests on the glacier, posture advice and teaching of knots by Marco. Exceptional dinner in refuge and first night for me in a bed tray.
Expert Hikers with Equipment - The equipped routes (or via ferrata) are indicated, they require the use of self-insurance devices.