Dave Searle and myself have been wanting to do a traverse of the Verte for a couple of years now combining climbing Couturier and skiing Whymper onsight. After all the free-riding in January and February I was up for an alpine traverse trip like this which offers so much in the way of adventure, challenge, unknown, excitement and great training. The Aiguille Verte is an amazing mountain at 4122 m and all its routes are long and demanding. We were joined by Mikko Heimonen.
We threaded the seracs along a ramp in the sun above the rock.Mikko on the Verte for the first time.
Mont Blanc and the Chamonix AiguillesThe wind tugged at our skis along the exposed ridge.