Norm Numerof • Alps Climbing • July 2003

Norm Numerof spent a little more than a week with Kathy in the Chamonix area on classic ascents. They began based from the Cosmiques Hut but quickly ventured further afield, first to the traverse of the Dômes de Miage, and finishing on the Dent du Géant and the Aiguille d'Entrèves.

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Norm preparing to exit from the ice tunnel on the Aiguille du Midi.


Taking a brief rest on the Cosmiques Arête of the Aiguille du Midi.


Higher on the cosmiques Arête.


After the Cosmiques, they did a traverse of the Points Lachenal. While this slope is occasionally only snow, it looks pretty icy here.


Other climbers on the Points Lachenal. Here, we are looking up towards the ice cliffs of the Mont Blanc du Tacul.


More ice climbing on the Lachenal.


After their stay in the Cosmiques hut, they descended to Chamonix, then up to the Conscrits, as a base for the traverse of the Dômes de Miage. In this photos, the sun sets on the Aiguille des Glaciers.


The traverse of the Dômes de Miage is a classic ridge traverse, sometimes on rock and at others on fine snow aretes such as this one behind Norm. High winds on Mont Blanc behind.


On the traverse of the Dômes de Miage, looking toward Mont Blanc.


Norm on one of the several summits of the Dômes.


After the Dômes, they headed up to the Torino hut, on the border of France and Italy. Their first objective is the Dent du Géant, seen here in the setting sun, from the hut.


Another climber on the Dent, just ahead of Norm and Kathy.

Norm climbing on the slabs of the SW face of the Dent.


Norm and the Virgin Mary on the summit of the Dent. The Grandes Jorasses behind.


Looking down into Italy from the Dent.


With one more day to go, they did a Traverse of the Aiguille d'Entrèves.


And the final ride back to Chamonix......

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