Mont Pourri

On the Glacier du Geay

Mont Pourri is one of the highest peaks of the Graian Alps, lying in the western part of the Tarentaise range, above the Isère valley.  The summit is 3779m (12398 ft) and the normal route of ascent is by the crevassed and fairly steep Glacier du Geay.  The first ascent of this route was by W.A.B. Coolidge with the guide Christian Almer in 1878, but the first ascent of the mountain was accomplished solo in 1861 by another famous Chamonix guide, the great Michel Croz.

Olympus OM1 - 35mm lens.  1/250 sec f8
Ilford Pan F film.

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