Aiguille Noire de Peuterey

The Aiguille Noire de Peuterey (3,773 m) is a mountain of the Mont Blanc massif in Italy, forming part of the Peuterey ridge to the summit of Mont Blanc with its higher neighbour, the Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey.

Aiguille Noire de Peuterey
The Aiguille Noire de Peuterey, with les Dames Anglaises (right)
Highest point
Elevation3,773 m (12,379 ft)
Coordinates45°48′54″N 6°53′37″E
Geography
LocationAosta Valley, Italy
Parent rangeMont Blanc massif, Graian Alps
Geology
Mountain typeGranite
Climbing
First ascent5 August 1877 by Lord Wentworth with J.B. Bich and Emile Rey
Easiest routeEast ridge (AD-) from the refuge Borelli

The best-known route on the mountain is the south ridge (TD), first climbed by Karl Brendelet and Hermann Schaller, on 26 and 27 August 1930; it remains one of the great classic rock routes in the massif.

The first ascent of the complete Peuterey ridge including the Aiguille Noire de Peuterey (the Intégrale) was on 28–31 July 1934 by Adolf Göttner, Ludwig Schmaderer and Ferdinand Krobath. On 21 August 2010 23-year-old Chloé Graftiaux, a leading Belgian sport climber, fell to her death on the mountain.[1]

References

  1. "Goodbye Chloé Graftiaux". PlanetMountain.com. 2010-08-23. Archived from the original on 28 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
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