From My Video Production by Igor:
By car take the highway, after paying the toll of Aosta, continue on highway to the Mont Blanc, is held to the exit of Morgex La Thuile. Now on the road you pass the location mentioned above, the state of Piccolo San Bernardo (Please note: The road is open only in summer). We pass the Rosiere and go down to Bourg Saint Maurice, then go up the stream Ponturin, taking signs for Landry, continue in the valley to Les Lanches, where we will find parking for the car.
Departure: Les Lanches.
Altitude: Day 1 (860), Day 2 (1399).
period: May / June with the skis and more difficult at the end of the summer season with crampons and ice axes, when the crevasses and cracks are more evident.
Equipment: crampons, ice axes, harness, rope.
Exposition of glacier north then west.
Topographic Map: IGN 3532ET Les Arcs - La Plagne - Parc National de la Vanoise
In front of the car park we cross the wooden bridge of the river Ponturin, signs and a trail clearly visible, indicating the beginning of the path to the Refuge du Mont Pourri. The path with a slope, never too prominent, comes halfway up, then a transverse direction along the east, almost flat on a path leads under the Refuge du Mont Pourri, which zizzagare with some uphill, again on a clear trail, we arrive . This is the route of the first day.
the morning we start a couple of hours before dawn, to deceive the footprints in the snow that would leave too blunt, if we beat the morning sun. However you start the climb up the obvious trail up to the old Refuge Regaud, now climb the moraine above the building, continuing up the steep slope while keeping the ridge to the foot of the glacier. Now it is better to wear the harness and crampons, climb on the last snowfield at first, then on the ice itself, to the foot of the Grand Col. Now we continue the ascent of the Glacier du Geay, when reaches maximum gradients of 40 °, more difficult the last stretch leading to the summit. At the top attention to the frame that is formed on the steep slopes of the north-east.
The descent on the route and make the climb, you can go around past the Grand Col, but is longer.
Mont Pourri, seen from the Rosiere.
Les Lanches at the beginning of the path.
Refuge de Mont Pourri.
ice-falls of Glacier Geay.
moraine ridge on the descent.
Igor and Stefano Mont Pourri.