Mountaineering in the Mont Blanc Range showcases the most beautiful lower grade snow, ice and mixed climbs (F to AD+) in the area. Jean-Louis Laroche and Florence Lelong have selected 36 climbs which are easily accessible from mountain huts, telepheriques and mountain railways. Each route features a description, summary and a sketch map.
Jean-Louis Laroche is a mountain guide, photographer and freelance journalist. As a Mont Blanc enthusiast for over thirty years he has climbed most of the classics on rock, ice, snow and mixed ground. He has pioneered new rock routes in the pre-Alps, as well as icefalls and has been on expeditions to remote areas. Florence LeLong is a freelance photographer, illustrator, mountain leader and alpinist who seeks to share with us her passion for the realms of nature which light reveals to us. Co-author of several photographic books, she also exhibits and does press and publishing work. Laroche and LeLong run a business called Alpinisme-Escalades.