Mont Vélan

~ Saturday 14th September 2013

 This is the peak above the Grand St Bernard pass, "only" 3700 but stunning views, rarely climbed ridges and a great welcome at the Vélan hut more than make up for a few metres of height. With cold and fresh snow affecting conditions on the higher mountains it seemed like a good bet. We climbed the La Gouille ridge in great firm snow, the only people on the route...

The la Gouille Ridge is the skyline. At the col, turn right...

Summit view. Not Bad. 

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