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Mont Blanc Region Selected Routes

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This site is a portal into route information, mainly from camptocamp for various categories of mountaineering.
Click on the title links below to see the lists.

The categories are:

Fun_Fives:  94 multipitch climbs, usually bolted, all graded F5 and possible to do in a day from the Chamonix valley.
Happy_Alpine:  191 of the best alpine routes in the Mont Blanc and Aiguilles Rouges massifs, up to grade TD-.
Soft Ice:  Selected valley ice climbs in the Mont Blanc region, up to grade 4.
Ski Hikes:  53 of the most popular ski tours, (up to S4) in the Mont Blanc region.
Huts_Bivvies:  A list of all the huts, from the large guarded refuges to the tiny bivouac shelters, to be found in the Mont Blanc massif.
The_Blodigs:  A list of sixty two 4000m peaks in the Alps, formed from the original list from K. Blodig amalgamated with the original list from R. Goedeke.
Fun_Days:  A list of scrambles, via ferratas, via cordas, climbing walls and other bad weather ideas to be found in the Mont Blanc region.
Off_Piste_Skiing :  Some ideas for Off Piste skiing in the Mont Blanc Region.
AC_Links:  Links to non-commercial mountaineering sites.

Information on Current Conditions
Latest C2C outings in the Mont Blanc region.  Do not forget to add your own outings to the C2C website.  Chamonix weather forecast
This site, supported by the Alpine Club, provides an English language doorway to route descriptions on the established site.
C2C is a non-commercial, “wiki” type site, by climbers for climbers.  It has been running for 17 years, (7 years as C2C,) and has over 23000 route descriptions, mainly for the Western Alps. The site is mostly in French and can be awkward for the English language user. Funalps aims to address this problem.

The site consists of eight selected outings lists.  After selecting a list one can then click on a chosen route to access, ( in most cases,) an  English translation of the route description on the C2C site.    The lists also give details of the many relevant published guidebooks.

If you find Funalps useful, it is recommended you register with the C2C site, which is free, quick and easy. This allows you to edit and improve the route descriptions, as well as adapting the interface options to your own needs. The more climbers that contribute the better the site will become.

One of the main aims of the Alpine Club is the dissemination of Alpine route information and to this end it has produced the definitive guidebooks to the Alps for the last 150 years.  By cooperating with Camptocamp, the AC hopes to continue this tradition through the internet.


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