Climb the snow arete, then the Grand Gendarme. Abseil from the top of this and traverse 1km of pinnacles before the final climb to the summit.

ClimberDateStyle
Pero 07/Aug AltLd
Hidden 30/Jul 2nd O/S
featuresforfeet 30/Jul AltLd
Keith Lambley 05/Aug/13 -
with Adrian D, Kate R
Michael ?/Jul/12 -
Hidden 11/Aug/11 -
bigbobbyking 26/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Best route of the trip. Perfect weather, passed one other pair going in the other direction.

bigbobbyking ?/Jul/09 -
markfairbank 08/Sep/08 Lead dnf

Climbing as a 3 - got to the top of the grand gerdarme but with the ridge snow covered and the weather cold and v. windy decided to turn back. Shame after the slog up there and a really nice looking climb.

with Mike Shields, Mark Ireland
johnjb 08/Sep/08 AltLd dnf

Early start (~4:20am) for long trek and scramble over glacier/ rock ridges. Sunny day but biting cold wind up above. Andy got frost nip on fingers at ~4000m. Gendarme looked difficult in conditions, esp with just 1 rope. Retreated, as did other parties.

with Andy P, Heather
Jimmy O ?/Aug/08 -

Awesome.

with Matt Down
deeave 17/Jul/08 2nd

Spectular alpine ridge - snow cover meant mixed climbing weather poor on final 1/3rd.

with Andy Nelson
ashpreston ??/2007 -
Tim Sparrow ?/Aug/06 -

Energy sapping heat on return to Brittania hut. Melted!

with Geoff Thomas
Hidden 11/Jul/05 2nd dnf
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