F Gardiner and L Pilkington 30/Jul/1879
|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
|the ant hill mob||06/Aug||Lead dnf||
Longer and harder than expected, Jess stopped before final summit rock, so turned round as a group for the slow walk back.
Mike Harper, Jessica Crump
|Dave Richards||23/Jul||AltLd O/S||
From the Glacier Blanc hut to the Valley
Chris Carr, Tom Rodgers, sjbrook
Climbed the 2 pitches on the east of the ridge to gain the ridge, 15-20m to the right of the Col du Tuckett, think this gets PD+. Found the difficulty to be moving together to the summit and then decending. Was long day out but good.
Chris Carr, Tom R, Dave Richards, PMC
|Jonny Nick||08/Jul||Lead O/S||
First route in the Ecrins. Tough due to altitude and still tired from the epic drive over. Ascent fairly straight forward but moving together on the descent back to Col Tuckett proved tricky.
Started from the car park at 2am. Retreated 50m below the summit due to Mike Lee suffering with the alititude.
Zoe and KBow. Reached summit, slow on the descent with other Brits who were the same!
DnF: bailed below final top due to time and weather. A memorable outing.
Great conditions. Local guidebook gives this AD-, because of the harder climb up onto the summit ridge. There is plenty of abseil tat for the ab off the ridge, but when we did it we needed a full 30m to get down onto snow, and that was with lots of snow about.
Didn't summit due to bad weather. Managed to get just over the snow saddle. Great for my first true Alpine day out.
Ben Ota, Ben Reinch
Ian Hicks, Ed James
Really good route, only negative is the horrible chimney to gain the summit ridgem which is a bottle neck and stone-fall funnel.
Queued at the col. Once up it took us ages to work our way to the summit as ridge is not clearly defined and its a long way away. Finished 10m from summit just on the other side of the short snowy ridge. Too knackered to go any further. Griff ticked it. Descended fairly rapidly as looked like a storm was coming through. Took us about 12 hours altogether from the Glacier Blanc hut and back. Epic for my first alpine ascent.
Stephen S, Griff, Shona
Kat Torr, Neil Redgrave
|Carol Goodall||04/Jul/09||AltLd O/S||
Jo Allmand-Smith, Keith Fleming