à Olivier et Charlotte




The Gervasutti Pillar is located on the east face of the Mont Blanc du Tacul. The pillar is named after Giusto Gervasutti, trying to make the first ascent, died descending the pillar in a storm on 16 september 1946. The Gervasutti route is about 900 meters high.




Pictures 1 to 13. In the first part of the pillar.

Pictures 14 to 16. The traverse.

Picture 17. The ledge.

Pictures 18 and 19. Entering the chimnay pitch.

Pictures 20 to 22. Nearing the high of the pillar.

Pictures 23. At the summit of the Mont Blanc du Tacul.


                             Photos: Jean-Marie Berthelot