Calotte de la Brenva - Mitsunori Shigi Couloir - Calotte de la Brenva - Mont-Blanc - Italy

Calotte de la Brenva - Mitsunori Shigi Couloir

Calotte de la Brenva - Mont-Blanc - Italy

Information
Min / max altitude3701m
Duration1 day
Main facingN
Route typeloop
Source

Approach

Either from the Torino hut by traversing under the Tour Ronde or from the Aiguille du Midi by traversing under the Pointe Adolphe Rey etc make your way into the Combe Maudit as if going to the Bivouac de la Col de la Fourche. Mitsunori Shigi takes the central gully line directly below the summit of the Calotte de la Brenva, starting to the right of the lowest rocks. (See photo topo).

Route

The first two pitches are the hardest at about 65º. There is a belay in the rocks on the right after the steep section. The rest of the gully is at 50-55°, another 3 or 4 pitches.

Descent

Either abseil down the route or descend by the Calotte de la Brenva to col du Trident and abseil/climb back down from there.

  • In a superb and wild area of the massif.
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