Brett Lambert and Hooker Hildreth • Alps Climbing • August 2003

Brett and Hooker met up with Kathy in the Chamonix area. They were able to climb the Cosmiques Arête, the traverse of the Aiguille d'Entrèves, the East Arête of the Pyramid du Tacul, the Dent du Géant and the icy north side of the Petite Verte. Unfortunately Brett got a mysterious stomach bug and we was forced to "sit" out the Pyramid and the Dent.

Other Recent Trips

Hooker, Brett and Mont Blanc du Tacul.


Hooker on the Cosmiques Arête.


The Grandes Jorasses and the Dent du Géant at sunset. The view from the Cosmiques hut.


After the Cosmiques, all three of them did the traverse of the Aiguille d'Entrèves. Here, Brett is climbing along the rocky ridge.


A few moments later, Hooker traverses the same spot!


On the summit of the Aiguille d'Entrèves.


After the climb, enjoying a Heineken at 3842 meters.


The northeast face of the Pyramid du Tacul. After the Entrèves, Kathy and Hooker climbed the classic East Arête, which is close to the la ft-hand skyline in this photo. We used to do this route frequently, but have not in recent years. Their climb reminded Kathy how fantastic the route is.


Hooker tags the highest point of the Pyramid du Tacul. The Petit Capucin and the Grand Capucin are the rock towers behind.


Rappelling down the Pyramid du Tacul.


Then, they were off to the Torino hut and the Dent du Géant


Hooker climbs on the exposed SW Face of the Géant


Kathy, Hooker and the shoulder of the Virgin Mary on the summit of the Géant Mont Blanc behind.


Other climbers on the rappel route off the Géant


And now for a bit of ice climbing. Hooker and Brett on the North Face of the Petite Verte.


Brett climbing on the upper rocky ridge on the Petite Verte. The Drus behind.


More climbing on the Petit Verte.


Another party on the ice face of the Petite Aiguille Verte.

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