Gervasutti Pillar

Gervasutti Pillar on Mt Blanc du Tacul

Simply a classic.  Mt Blanc du Tacul boast some of the finest low commitment easy access alpine routes beyond the Aiguilles de Midi.  The Gervasutti Pillar is one of the best.  The Pillar has 1,200m of climbing up to 6a rock climbing and mixed terrain to top out on the summit of a glaciated peak.  Adam George and I started at the Cosmique hut at 4am.  By 5:15am Adam was leading up the first pitch by headlamp.    This type of early start is important if you want to beat the crowds, we were still the second team on the route.  Pitch after pitch went by and soon we were on top at 2pm.  High quality day!

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