Since December, when I decided that I wanted to try to climb Mont Blanc every weekend since January was dedicated to training and every time it come to mind Big Mountain (as Ioana used to call it), I felt as my pulse/heartbeat was rising.
Although we initially chose to go with a guide, somehow our plans have changed along the way and my stubborness chose the hard way, to go without one. As usual, things tend to go by theirself – not our way, but the proper way, so the group who left on July 22 on the road,determined to climb Mont Blanc and Grossglockner was 4 people – myself and 3 boys.
The initially decided route was:
Romania – Heiligenblut, Austria -> Grossglockner
Saint-Gervais-les-Bains / Chamonix -> Slovenia-Mont Blanc
eventually> Triglav – Romania.
The expected expedition time was two weeks.
So on July 22 we stuffed our luggage (and I’m not kidding, we barely fit 4 people with mountain equipment) in a Volkswagen Passat wagon.
Along the way, we kept checking the weather on Grossglockner and we came to the conclusion that we had no chance to climb it in next 5-6 days, so I asked the boys to change the route towards Mont Blanc. After some debate, we managed to reach the same conclusion – it is ideal to take advantage of good weather that lies ahead Mont Blanc and then decide how to reach Gross too.