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 +====== Mont-Blanc 2012 ======
 +
 +<text type="​muted"​ size="​10"​ align="​justify">​**Projet Altitude** | Du 09/06/2012 au 16/06/2012 (8 jours)</​text>​
 +
 +<olmap id="​map"​ width="​1200px"​ height="​500px"​ lat="​45.858441"​ lon="​6.798512"​ zoom="​11"​ statusbar="​0"​ toolbar="​0"​ controls="​1"​ poihoverstyle="​0"​ baselyr="​terrain"​ summary="​Mont-Blanc 2012">​45.188933,​ 5.724707, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D0 - Saint-Gervais-les-Bains|D0 - Grenoble]]
 +45.892398, 6.712589, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D0 - Saint-Gervais-les-Bains|D0 - Saint-Gervais-les-Bains]]
 +45.892398, 6.712589, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D1 - Cliffhanger|D1 - Saint-Gervais-les-Bains]]
 +45.823297, 6.726694, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D1 - Cliffhanger|D1 - Les Contamines-Montjoie]]
 +45.791916, 6.734784, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D1 - Cliffhanger|D1 - Tré-la-Tête Shelter]]
 +45.791916, 6.734784, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D2 - Ice school|D2 - Tré-la-Tête Shelter]]
 +45.786918, 6.766105, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D2 - Ice school|D2 - Tré-la-Tête Glacier]]
 +45.786859, 6.766069, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D2 - Ice school|D2 - Conscrits Shelter]]
 +45.786859, 6.766069, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D3 - Rehearsal|D3 - Conscrits Shelter]]
 +45.802837, 6.779051, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D3 - Rehearsal|D3 - Aiguille de la Bérangère]]
 +45.786918, 6.766105, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D3 - Rehearsal|D3 - Tré-la-Tête Glacier]]
 +45.791916, 6.734784, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D3 - Rehearsal|D3 - Tré-la-Tête Shelter]]
 +45.823297, 6.726694, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D3 - Rehearsal|D3 - Les Contamines-Montjoie]]
 +45.892398, 6.712589, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D3 - Rehearsal|D3 - Saint-Gervais-les-Bains]]
 +45.892398, 6.712589, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D4 - Unballasting|D4 - Saint-Gervais-les-Bains]]
 +45.892398, 6.712589, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D5 - The Goûter Refuge|D5 - Saint-Gervais-les-Bains]]
 +45.867959, 6.795473, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D5 - The Goûter Refuge|D5 - Mount Lachat]]
 +45.855168, 6.817775, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D5 - The Goûter Refuge|D5 - Tête Rousse Shelter]]
 +45.853135, 6.830134, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D5 - The Goûter Refuge|D5 - Goûter Shelter]]
 +45.853135, 6.830134, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D6 - The unfinished mountain|D6 - Goûter Shelter]]
 +45.850834, 6.831386, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D6 - The unfinished mountain|D6 - Dôme du Goûter]]
 +45.855168, 6.817775, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D6 - The unfinished mountain|D6 - Tête Rousse Shelter]]
 +45.873278, 6.777849, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D6 - The unfinished mountain|D6 - Bellevue]]
 +45.892398, 6.712589, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D6 - The unfinished mountain|D6 - Saint-Gervais-les-Bains]]
 +45.892398, 6.712589, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D7 - Chamonix|D7 - Saint-Gervais-les-Bains]]
 +45.926319, 6.873093, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D7 - Chamonix|D7 - Chamonix]]
 +45.188933, 5.724707, 0, 0.8, intomywild.png,​ [[#D7 - Chamonix|D7 - Grenoble]]
 +</​olmap>​
 +
 +==== Intro ====
 +
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 +Sometimes, I remember. I remember the taste of this special moment, a strong gale wind in the face, somewhere in the early morning. So close from the top... And, at the same time, so far. Without a doubt, one of the greatest moments in my life...
 +
 +You may wonder why I don't seem to feel disappointed not to have reached the top of Mount-Blanc that day. Well, what can I say? ... There are, sometimes, forces you cannot fight against, and it's not a shame to accept this. We did our best, but, at last, the weather and the mountain decided not to let us go further high. So, there'​s no need to feel disappointed...
 +
 +</​WRAP>​
 +
 +
 +==== D0 - Saint-Gervais-les-Bains====
 +
 +<text type="​muted"​ size="​10"​ align="​justify">​**09/​06/​2012** | Grenoble - Saint-Gervais-les-Bains</​text>​
 +
 +  * I left Grenoble, happy and self-confident.
 +  * My GPS seemed to know everything about the road to take...
 +  * ... But indicated several times really strange ways.
 +  * So, I decided to follow my own...
 +  * ... And managed to reach Saint Gervais.
 +  * The weather was fine...
 +  * ... But, unfortunately,​ it was about to change.
 +
 +{{gallery>:​destinations:​altitude:​photos:​j0:​ }}<WRAP clear></​WRAP>​
 +
 +
 +==== D1 - Cliffhanger====
 +
 +<text type="​muted"​ size="​10"​ align="​justify">​**10/​06/​2012** | Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Les Contamines-Montjoie - Tré-la-Tête Shelter</​text>​
 +
 +  * My neighbors had a kind of party till late in the night...
 +  * ... So it was difficult to sleep.
 +  * Hopefully, the rain came and helped me. After a good pour, everynthing was quiet in the camp.
 +  * When morning came, it was time to begin to training camp.
 +  * Climbing session.
 +  * I started suffering blisters...
 +  * ... A bad news regarding the program of the week!
 +
 +{{gallery>:​destinations:​altitude:​photos:​j1:​ }}<WRAP clear></​WRAP>​
 +
 +
 +==== D2 - Ice school====
 +
 +<text type="​muted"​ size="​10"​ align="​justify">​**11/​06/​2012** | Tré-la-Tête Shelter - Tré-la-Tête Glacier - Conscrits Shelter</​text>​
 +
 +  * When I woke up, I found my socks completely wet.
 +  * Water had soaked through the window.
 +  * Hopefully, one my teammates lent dry socks.
 +  * La journée a oscillé entre averses et belles éclaircies.
 +  * We learned how to walk with crampoons on the glacier. ​
 +  * Then went to the Conscrits refuge...
 +  * ... Where great home made lasagna were waiting for us!
 +
 +{{gallery>:​destinations:​altitude:​photos:​j2:​ }}<WRAP clear></​WRAP>​
 +
 +
 +==== D3 - Rehearsal====
 +
 +<text type="​muted"​ size="​10"​ align="​justify">​**12/​06/​2012** | Conscrits Shelter - Aiguille de la Bérangère - Tré-la-Tête Glacier - Tré-la-Tête Shelter - Les Contamines-Montjoie - Saint-Gervais-les-Bains</​text>​
 +
 +  * If you want to see pctures of our ascent to the Aiguille de la Bérangère,​ come another day!
 +  * The weather was awful.
 +  * We walked in the fog and the snow, not able to see more than 10 meters ahead.
 +  * At the top, don't ask me what was the landscape like...
 +  * ... We could only see white, white and white again.
 +  * I was hungry...
 +  * ... And so tired when we came back to the campsite, that I went to bed at 7 pm!
 +
 +{{gallery>:​destinations:​altitude:​photos:​j3:​ }}<WRAP clear></​WRAP>​
 +
 +
 +==== D4 - Unballasting====
 +
 +<text type="​muted"​ size="​10"​ align="​justify">​**13/​06/​2012** | Saint-Gervais-les-Bains</​text>​
 +
 +  * Nothing special happened that day...
 +  * ... It was just a day of rest.
 +  * Oh, God! I'm forgetting something: I was celebrating my 30th birthday!
 +  * I took time to take care of  me and of my equipment...
 +  * ... Layed long minutes on my sleeping bag...
 +  * ... Not talking...
 +  * ... Not thinking...
 +  * ... Not doing anything.
 +  * And if you think it's a sad way to celebrate a birthday, don't worry for me: it was the way I choosed, and I felt really happy about this simplicity.
 +
 +{{gallery>:​destinations:​altitude:​photos:​j4:​ }}<WRAP clear></​WRAP>​
 +
 +
 +==== D5 - The Goûter Refuge====
 +
 +<text type="​muted"​ size="​10"​ align="​justify">​**14/​06/​2012** | Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Mount Lachat - Tête Rousse Shelter - Goûter Shelter</​text>​
 +
 +  * The train dropped us in Mont-Lachat station.
 +  * It was a perfect sunny day to walk to the Goûter refuge.
 +  * The road to Tête-Rousse refuge was calm and easy...
 +  * ... Then began the serious stuff.
 +  * The Goûter corridor...
 +  * God, shall we really climb up there?
 +  * For sure!
 +  * As we were above 3000 meters of high, we began to felt (a bit) what hypoxia was like.
 +  * The wind was blowing, stronger minute after minute.
 +  * So we climbed slowly, until we reached the refuge...
 +  * Ah, the (old) Goûter refuge...
 +  * ... Such an experience...
 +  * ... You should experience by yourself!!!
 +
 +{{gallery>:​destinations:​altitude:​photos:​j5:​ }}<WRAP clear></​WRAP>​
 +
 +
 +==== D6 - The unfinished mountain====
 +
 +<text type="​muted"​ size="​10"​ align="​justify">​**15/​06/​2012** | Goûter Shelter - Dôme du Goûter - Tête Rousse Shelter - Bellevue - Saint-Gervais-les-Bains</​text>​
 +
 +  * In the (very very) early morning, the wind was still very strong.
 +  * But we left anyway.
 +  * I would have loved to stop, to take pictures of what I saw in the end of the night.
 +  * The wind was so strong, that I sometimes felt as if I was Amundsen trying to reach the South Pole.
 +  * The ascent wasn't easy...
 +  * ... And when we reached the Dôme du Goûter, it became clear that we wouldn'​t go to the top that day.
 +  * The sun has just rose on the Mont-Blanc.
 +  * One of the most beautiful landscape I've seen in my life.
 +  * I could have stayed there for the rest of my life...
 +  * ... But it was time to go back...
 +  * ... Without any regret, because there wasn't anything to regret.
 +
 +{{gallery>:​destinations:​altitude:​photos:​j6:​ }}<WRAP clear></​WRAP>​
 +
 +
 +==== D7 - Chamonix====
 +
 +<text type="​muted"​ size="​10"​ align="​justify">​**16/​06/​2012** | Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Chamonix - Grenoble</​text>​
 +
 +  * Time to go back home.
 +  * After a short stop in Chamonix, we took the highway.
 +  * It was hot.
 +  * So hot.
 +  * Too hot...
 +  * ... We were arriving in Grenoble.
 +
 +{{gallery>:​destinations:​altitude:​photos:​j7:​ }}<WRAP clear></​WRAP>​
 +
 +