Below is a (non-exhaustive) list of equipment necessary for mountaineering:
The Aiguille Verte is a 4122m peak in the Mont Blanc massif. It is one of the 82 summits over 4000 metres found in the Alps.
It was named after the shade of blue-green the ice on its summit turns when the morning or evening light catches it in profile.
The famous quote from Gaston Rébuffat has no doubt sustained the legendary status that surrounds this beautiful mountain. It loosely translates to: “Before the Verte one is an alpinist, on the Verte one becomes a true man of the mountains...”