Mont Blanc Traverse, Cosmiques hut to Gouter Hut*** PD
[Mont Blanc at sunset from the Aiguille Verte summit, 3 kb]4807m. PD but long.

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Photo: Mont Blanc at sunset from the Aiguille Verte summit © Ben Tibbetts
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This climb is in 83 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

sivy100 - 09/Sep/15

K Mckay - 2015

joelevanschamonix - 2015

Tim Rodgers - 14/Sep/14 with Mike Lea

aramistonks - Sep/14

Hidden - 2014

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

Hidden - 22/Aug/13

John Procter - 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

Hidden - 11/Aug/13

prwalker - 11/Aug/13 with wupert

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

Hidden - 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

QuentinSu - Solo - Aug/10

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

Not quite the true traverse - Cosmiques to the summit and back to the Aiguille du Midi
Hannah V - 2nd - 16/Jul/09 with Dan Whiter, Hannah Burrows-Smith

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

Alpine style
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

Hidden - 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

Hidden - 01/Sep/05

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 - Jul/02

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

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