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Europe Alps in July - Partner needed 1-Jun-2014 At 10:10:51 PM Mike Bee
Hey all,

Thanks for the PMs and thanks to Wendy for some advice. Part of my Mont Blanc idea is to see how I go at the higher altitude, but I have definitely heard it's very busy!

A few more questions for those with experience of the area:
- which campsite generally has the most climbers in it? There seems to be heaps thorughout the area
- what kind of trad gear is required? I have a full double rack here, but it's heavy, so I'm a bit skeptical about flying over with all that stuff unless it's likely to be needed. Are there many wider features, will a #5 and #6 see much use?
- Do people get many ice screws in over there in summer? I know in NZ they're a bit of a dubious piece in the summer, but Europe is higher, so maybe gets better freezes? If so, are longs the way to go?

We'll be staying in the UK for a few months after Europe, so I spose the question about trad gear extends to there too. Even cutting out the 4, 5 and 6 and the double 2 and 3 cams would save heaps of weight and space on the flight over, but I'd hate toget there and discover that some mega classic moderate alpine rock route has a splitter hand crack on it!

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