The wild side of Mont Blanc

 

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The tortured surface of the ice fall, on Dome glacier

 

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Aiguilles de Trélatête (3917m) seen from Gonella hut

 

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The north face of Gran Paradiso (4061 m alt.) seen from Gonella hut
The north face of Gran Paradiso (4061 m alt.) seen from Gonella hut

 

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Dome glacier moving deep down the slopes to its confluence with Miage glacier

 

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The S/SW face of Mont Blanc seen from Gonella hut. Dome glacier (left) and its almost vertical tributary.

 

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On the Gonella route up Mont Blanc, one must cross the narrow snow ridge between Piton des Italiens (4003 m,  left) and Dome de Gouter (4304 m,  to the right, but not cought in the picture).

 

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The knife-edge mountain ridge. A closer look on the narrowest section of the snow ridge between Piton des Italiens and Dome de Gouter

 

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Miage glacier at dusk

 

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Dome Glacier. Witnessing the omnipresent silent force of ice

 

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Dome glacier. Under the spell of ice

 

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Climbing the Dome glacier on the way up to col Aiguille Grisses
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