Grand Pilier d'Angle

Local nameGrand Pilier d'Angle
LocationCourmayeur, Italy

The Grand Pilier d'Angle is a buttress on the southern side of Mont Blanc in the Mont Blanc massif in the Aosta Valley, Italy.

The first ascent from the valley was by James Eccles with guides Michel Payot and Alphonse Payot on 30 July 1877 during an ascent of the Peuterey ridge, although the summit had been visited on 20 August 1822 by F. Clissold with guides J. M. Couttet, M. Bossonney, D. Couttet, P. Favret and J. B. Simond on the descent from their first ascent of Mont Blanc de Courmayeur.

The first ascent of the pillar itself was by Walter Bonatti and Toni Gobbi on 3 August 1957. Bonatti said after the climb that "the mixed terrain of the face was without doubt the most sombre, the most savage and the most dangerous of any that I have ever encountered in the Alps." The first winter ascent of the Bonatti-Gobbi route was by A.

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Peuterey ridge @ Christian

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Pilier_d'Angle

Address 11013, Italy

Coordinates 45°49'40.482" N 6°52'46.272" E

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