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La Vie in Rosa

First ascent: Ezio Marlier, Sergio Fiorenzano 27/05/2019
By: Ezio Marlier, Mountain Guide
Area: Western Alps, Group: Mont Blanc, Peak: Grand Flambeau, Height: 3535m, Country: Italy, Region: Valle d'Aosta

Logical climb up Gran Flambeau, established while the Giro d'Italia visited Mont Blanc. Pitch 3 climbs a magnificent corner; 4 bolts improve safety while breaching the overhang.

GETTING THERE

Reach Courmayeur in Italy and take the Skyway cable car up to Rifugio Torino.

ACCESS

From the Torino hut head towards Colle Flambeau, a few hundred meters before on the left head towards the wall where there is a bolt with a cord (start of Koala Pirla). Skirt the wall for 40m to reach a bolt that indicates the start. The face is on the left, 5 min from the refuge. Starting altitude 3360m.

DESCENT

Abseil down the route, belays with 1 bolt and slings

GEAR

Friends up to BD blue, set of nuts, slings. One 70m rope

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