Epic 19hr day, from Col du Midi bivvy to Les Houches.Ly-Cilph - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/13 with Till N
Started at 2am from midi cable car bivi- the midi arete was interesting in the dark! descended to tram - 14.5hrs in total. The tram down takes 1hr 15mins and is the slowest ever. If you have the energy, you can walk down to Les Houches in around the same time and save 26euro's!
Pete23 - AltLd - 30/Aug/13 with Stephen Mors
m296mux - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/13
Hidden - Solo - 15/Aug/13
Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/13
joelevanschamonix - Solo β - 12/Aug/13 with Emily roo
wupert - 11/Aug/13 with Pete Walker
James_L88 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/13 with James Moore
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jul/13
walts4 - 2013
Sietse - AltLd - 06/Aug/12
Nigel Bond - Solo - 04/Jul/12 with Bern Hardman
aerobiee - 2012
Hidden - 2012
D.Andrew - AltLd - 14/Sep/11
Toby - Sent x - 10/Sep/11 with Nate
cmars89 - 2nd - 30/Aug/11 with Pete Duckworth, Sam duckworth
Moved together. Started moving from tent in the col du midi for 2:30am. Was on summit for 8:30am and down past the gouter to the train station for 4pm followed by a descent on foot from top of Les Houches cablecar to the valley floor. Excellent day.
Stewart B - 05/Jul/11 with Jane Patterson
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/11
Matt Reed - 30/Jun/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/11
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jun/11
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
slav - Solo O/S - Sep/10
Hidden - Sep/10
StevieB125 - 11/Aug/10 with Boris Lorencic, Mark Brogan, Adam George, Dave Park, Ross McInally
The Epic !!!
markdavies - 07/Aug/10 with James Brown, Ray Dillet
Jack Doyle - Aug/10 with mishell
Cold! Ice on Col du Mont Maudit was steeper than I expected!
Hewin - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/10 with Chris Ellis
industrialiceman - 08/Jul/10
rob87n - AltLd - 07/Jul/10 with Niall Roche, will powderly, Liam Brophy
Hidden - Jun/10
gallonj - 2010
Moved together the whole way as a rope of three. 2am start from the Cosmiques, back down at the railway at 13:30. A long descent! Very windy, excellent views, watching the sunrise comes highly recommended.
Irk the Purist - 09/Sep/09
Hidden - Sep/09
unbezonking - AltLd - 18/Aug/09
Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/09
Alexandre Buisse - Solo - Aug/09
searla - 18/Jul/09
Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jul/09
Party of 4 moving together, broke final slopes of mont maudit into two pitches using the rocks two thirds up. Artic on the summit, high winds and zero vis, very cold.
star8ug - 14/Jul/09 with Paul, Carl, Alex
A long, long way. Very tired on reaching the tram stop about 2pm after setting off from the Midi station 11pm Friday night. Straight forward climbing, just need to be fit, determined and preferably acclimatised! Moved together the whole way, only took 1 axe, didn't need any screws.
markfairbank - Solo - 04/Jul/09 with SteveyM
Left Aigulle du Midi lift station at 11pm to avoid paying for a night at the Cosmiques. The long plod down from the Goutier hut was an exercise in patience . . .Great sunrise though.
SteveMyatt - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/09 with Mark Fairbank
Peter Holder - Jul/09
TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/09 with Colin Beechey
Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jun/09
keith365 - 04/Jun/09
Got the last cable car up, did Mont Blanc du Tacul and Mont Maudit before a planned bivi on the Col du la Brenva, finishing over the summit the next day.
garethsteel - AltLd O/S - Sep/08
nickstephens - 22/Aug/08 with James Gray
Left the Cosmiques hut @ 0150hrs and summited @ 0800ish hrs, walked down the Goutier Dome to the Goutier Hut. From there down to the mountain railway (14 1/2hrs in total)and ended in Les Houches. Tired but well worth it.
Iain Blackwood - 10/Aug/08 with Yannick Graziani
The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - Jul/08 with Lee Bonner
Hidden - Jun/08
Hidden - Sep/07
First one's on the route summited ~6.00am, the first half is good, scottish III at most. But coming down the Gouter route really detracted from the experience, the smell of shit and ages spent in queues doesn't make for a fun route. I hope never to go up or down the gouter again.
rob askew - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/07 with IanJackson
johancilliers - Lead O/S - Jun/07
Awesome experience, great sunrise, long walk down!
Andy Hewison - Sep/06
gripped01 - Lead - Aug/06 with Dan Graves
JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with David Moir and Michael Maben
johnjb - 01/Sep/05 with Piero Bouvin (Verbier Guide)
glaramara - AltLd - 01/Aug/05 with james
colinakmc - 24/Jul/04
Julli - AltLd β - 20/Jul/04
Hidden - Jul/04
High winds from Mont Maudit. Descended from summit down an empty Glacier de Bionnassay and an empty Grande Mullets Refuge for a very good cheese omelette!
4hrs45mins to summit. 7-8 hrs summit to chamonix.
Will Homoky - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/04 with Ned Atkins
Joubert - Jun/04
abbeywall - Jul/03 with K
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/95
lawrenceK - AltLd - Aug/91
auld al - 2nd - Aug/88
Did this route in reverse i.e. up to the Gouter Hut for a cramped night. We were last out of the hut at approx 02:00 but the first on the summit. Then down to the Midi 'phrique via Maudit and Tacul. Long day but we were young and fit then.
Falko - AltLd O/S - 1980 with Martin Kaye
Hidden - 1979
granitbahn - AltLd - Jul/71