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Sharon getting into the climbing
 

It's not going to be easy getting thru to the top
 

already some reward looking south across the valley to St Gervais and the snowy Aiguille des Glaciers mountain
 

Sharon into the final steep climbing section
 

Made it up high to the Desert de Platé -- now the hiking is gentler
 

We find some chalets up here . . .
 

One is serving food . . . with two surprising local residents under the table
 

starting back out on the trail, Sharon encounters two more high-country inhabitants
 

Here about to get down into the steep section
 

Sharon going thru a route both below and above the cliffs, with Mont Blanc beyond
 

Made it back down past the steepest part . . .
 

. . . to another look east across the valley to the Aiguille du Midi + Mont Blanc
 


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