Aiguille Centrale d’Arves

We needed a mountain for ourselves. We were not disappointed. We wanted to try forbes Arete (Chardonnet), it was a bit too much for us. We chose an easier route, we were not disappointed either. Like Hercules we attacked the central head of Géryon of the Alpes by its normal route (NE face and E Ridge). Although we could not defeat this giant like the hero, we reached the foot of “dalle des Italiens” and we were satisfied with it. We were expecting difficulties, and had gone covered with crampons, ice ax and other camelots and slings. But the big problem was finding points of insurances, everything was under snow and the pudding rock quite compact. Add to the trace to make when crossing the NE face, the time was too short to finish. It was a magnificent day begun at 5:30 am of the refuge and finished around 6:30 pm at the car.