DOMES DES MIAGE

Domes des Miage

An unsettled forecast and marginal conditions on the famed Matterhorn had us searching for an alternative. Senior Mountaintracks guide Nick Parks suggested a visit to the remote western corner of the Mt Blanc range. A long approach from the hamlet of Bionnassay brought us to the Refuge Plan – Glacier. The following morning we climbed to the Col de Miage, after a brief rest at the Refuge Durier we set off for the Domes des Miage in deteriorating conditions. We traversed the first couple of summits of the Miage and opted to descend from the Col des Domes onto the Tre-la-Tete Glacier. A long descent of 2000m brought us past the Refuge des Conscrits and eventually back the village of Les Contamines.

Bionnassay

looking back from the Col du Tricot

afternoon trek

Refuge Plan-Glacier

Chef Patrick serving up a mean tartiflette 

Summit of the Miage

Refuge des Conscrits

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