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From the top station of the Aiguille du Midi, go down the ridge, (usually equipped with safety ropes) and ski down to the Col du Midi (and so to the Cosmiques hut, 3613m).
N face of the Mont Blanc du Tacul
Climb up the N face of the Mont Blanc du Tacul until its shoulder, (at about 4070m). The precise route changes, depending on the state of the bergschrunds and seracs.
N Face of the Mont Maudit
Mak a short descent towards the Col Maudit, then climb up diagonally to the right the N face of Mont Maudit. At the bergschrund, climb a short, steep slope, (snow or ice,) leading to the Col du Mont Maudit (4345m).
"Mur de la côte" & Mont Blanc
Make a descending traverse to the Col de la Brenva (4303m) (exposed in places). Go up NE to the summit of Mont Blanc, firstly by a steep section (Mur de la Côte) then next to the Petits Rochers Rouges.
Depending on the conditions:
Either, Start directly down the N face from the summit, keeping to the right side, (looking down.)
Or, Go down the ascent route until level with the Rochers des Petits Mulets (4690m), then onto the N face.
From here there are two routes possible :
Variant By the Corridor
If the N face is impractical ( or in retreat before the summit), it is sometimes posibleto ski down the Corridor route. Descend to the Col de la Brenva by the Mur de la Côte, (ascent route). Traverse under a rock band ("rochers Rouges inf.") until the "Corridor" (varies depending on the state of the crevasses, the slope steepens to 40-45° +/- depending on the year). this leads to the Grand Plateau.
Variant By the N face of the Dôme du Goûter
From the Grand Plateau go to the Point 4057( Pointe Bravais on some maps). From this point stay on the right hand side of the ridge to avoid a first bergschrund, then take a line more to the left down the steep but wide slopes. At about 3800m a bergschrund cuts across a large part of the slope; possible to bypass on the left or jump at its lowest point. Leave the slopes at around 3150m and traverse the Grands Mulets to join the normal route.
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Negative slope values means the track is heading uphill.