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Monia Mena

First ascent: Alberto Corbella, Ezio Marlier, 27/10/2019
By: Ezio Marlier, Mountain Guide
Area: Western Alps, Group: Mont Blanc, Peak: Grand Flambeau, Height: 3535m, Country: Italy, Region: Valle d'Aosta

Great climb up Gran Flambeau, past thin ice and lots of mixed terrain.

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. The face is on the left, 5 min from the refuge. Starting altitude 3360m. The route starts up the obvious gully which spings into sight immediately, the first two pitches are difficult.

DESCENT

Abseil down the route, the first abseil off the platform railing

GEAR

Friends up to BD blue, set of nuts, slings. Two 50m half ropes. Ice screws are pratically useless here.

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