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Mont Blanc...Dreams can come true

Mont Blanc...Dreams can come true


by mountainstar » Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:20 pm

Date walked: 17/07/2008

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Re: Mont Blanc...Dreams can come true

Postby wilkiemurray » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:31 am

great report mountainstar and absolutely stunning pictures to accompany it :clap:
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Re: Mont Blanc...Dreams can come true

Postby mountainstar » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:50 am

wilkiemurray wrote:great report mountainstar and absolutely stunning pictures to accompany it :clap:


Thanks wilkiemurray, praise indeed from one of the master photo and video Gods :D
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Re: Mont Blanc...Dreams can come true

Postby scottishkennyg » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:40 pm

Awe inspiring. A1 :clap:
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Re: Mont Blanc...Dreams can come true

Postby mountainstar » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:46 am

scottishkennyg wrote:Awe inspiring. A1 :clap:

Thank you :-)
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Re: Mont Blanc...Dreams can come true

Postby Bonzo » Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:03 pm

Brilliant stuff!
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Re: Mont Blanc...Dreams can come true

Postby mountainstar » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:15 pm

Bonzo wrote:Brilliant stuff!

Thanks Bonzo :-)
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Re: Mont Blanc...Dreams can come true

Postby CharlesT » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:11 pm

This is a great report and terrific photos. Took me right back to my own Alpine adventures, when you get the weather window as you did it's a truly magical place, but it doesn't half look crowded on your ascent day :lol: . Lot's of queing and multi-lingual muttering I should think :?

If you ever get to go back you should have a go at Mont Blanc du Tacul. It's not as high or as technically demanding as Mont Blanc and provides great views from its more central position. I climbed it solo without any issues and had the mountain to myself in mid-Summer. Done in one long brilliantly sunny day. Remains one of my favourite mountain experiences.
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Re: Mont Blanc...Dreams can come true

Postby mountainstar » Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:37 pm

Yes it was a tad busy, most were too knackered to talk thought!
Often looked at Blanc du Tacul from the Midi and thought it would be a good one to do...one day :D
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Re: Mont Blanc...Dreams can come true

Postby Peter913 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:50 pm

Amazing images there the scale of that place you just cant capture

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Re: Mont Blanc...Dreams can come true

Postby ChrisW » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:12 am

WOW just WOW talk about living up to your username, this is absolutely incredible. Wonderful photographs of a tremendous effort and a genuinely 'once in a lifetime' summit, how wonderful it must have felt to stand at such a location.

What a fantastic adventure beautifully captured in words and pictures, what a memory :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Mont Blanc...Dreams can come true

Postby mountainstar » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:56 am

Thanks Chris, I've been back to Chamonix a few times since, and its a great feeling to look at MB and think "Been there...done that" :D
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