Meije Orientale (3891m) : traverse from the Pavé pass and the Maximin Gaspard breach

For this 2nd day with Julien, we chose the traverse Pavé pass - Maximin Gaspard breach - Meije east summit (3891m). A great route moderatly difficult (III+ rock, 45-50° snow) in a very wild high mountain place, near the Meije south face and the Pic Gaspard north face. There was quite a lot of snow that day, we climbed the whole route with the crampons.

Date: 
05/28/2012
Meije Orientale (3891m) : traverse from the Pavé pass and the Maximin Gaspard breach
Julien below the Pavé south face
Meije Orientale (3891m) : traverse from the Pavé pass and the Maximin Gaspard breach
Pavé pass
Meije Orientale (3891m) : traverse from the Pavé pass and the Maximin Gaspard breach
Below the Maximin Gaspard breach
Meije Orientale (3891m) : traverse from the Pavé pass and the Maximin Gaspard breach
Meije Orientale (3891m) : traverse from the Pavé pass and the Maximin Gaspard breach
Pavé & Pic Gaspard north face
Meije Orientale (3891m) : traverse from the Pavé pass and the Maximin Gaspard breach
Meije Orientale (3891m) : traverse from the Pavé pass and the Maximin Gaspard breach
Pavé & Pic Gaspard north face
Meije Orientale (3891m) : traverse from the Pavé pass and the Maximin Gaspard breach
Meije Orientale (3891m) : traverse from the Pavé pass and the Maximin Gaspard breach
The overhanging glacier of Pic Gaspard
Meije Orientale (3891m) : traverse from the Pavé pass and the Maximin Gaspard breach
Meije Orientale (3891m) : traverse from the Pavé pass and the Maximin Gaspard breach
Meije Orientale (3891m) : traverse from the Pavé pass and the Maximin Gaspard breach
Meije Orientale (3891m) : traverse from the Pavé pass and the Maximin Gaspard breach
The way down to the Aigle refuge