Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/May/13
Hidden - 2013
Sari Nevala - AltLd - 12/Aug/12 with Henkka
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Aug/12
Perfect conditions! topped out on the Tacul and missed the last lift by 5 mins!
HarryB - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/12 with Al
Cold morning with fresh snow, belay after the first pitch in constant spindrift, boarderline powder avalanche, the coldest belay I've ever used... otherwise fantastic neve and weather nearly all the up! Unfortunately had to be down to catch the bus back to the uk so no time to gain the summit, abseiled down chere couloir.
trivett - AltLd - 07/Jul/12 with Mike Hood
Mike Hood - AltLd - 07/Jul/12 with trivett
Tom Davy - Lead dnf - 29/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/12
3rd cable car from Chamonix, at the base of the climb around 10:00. Took way too long because of lack of acclimatization (did it as a weekend trip from London). Hardest bit was not the 60 degree ice pitch, but mixed climbing at the very end of the climb - literally the last 10 meters or so.
pawelx - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Murilo
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 11/Mar/12
sam_lav - 2012
sam_lav - 2012
nickcj - 30/Oct/11
Hidden - 11/Oct/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11
Phil Emerson - AltLd - Aug/11
descended in a white out, missed the last lift and ended up sleeping in the midi toilets.
np134 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with C. Price
moved together and topped out on the tacul, nice route.
Ginger McGrath - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/11 with phil emerson
about 2 hours from the shrund. really enjoyable top gully even though the ice was a bit dodgy.
James S - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/11
All icy, very tiring. led all the pitches, first proper ice lead, ended up missing the car and spending the night in the Midi toilets. D'oh.
RKernan - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Niall Browne
Backed off just below steeper ice section, due to large spindrift avalanches making progress difficult and dangerous, abbed off peg belay then abalakov over the schrund. found the route easy, moving together for a section then pitching a section of stepper ice.
Petarghh - AltLd - 09/Jun/11 with cavemanjack
supos - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Lars Fjendbo
mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/11
Great climbing, pitched the two steep ice sections but otherwise mostly moving together. The descent of the back was another matter... multiple absiels as night fell, back to the Cosmiques after midnight. Don't start this one at midday!
Rollo - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Mike
Hidden - Lead - 11/Apr/11
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 10/Sep/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/10
Chere Gully was looking intimidating and rocky, so bailed to this. Very icy, and a second alpine route for Rich and Carrie, so we ended up pitching most of it and running over time. Most belays off not-so-great ice screws, and the final long traverse across 50 degree ice had to be rather scarily moved together between dodgy screws. Not great conditions, but not retreatable in that condition either. Abbed down Chere Gully, which in retrospect would have been fine a nd a lot safer! Escape up to the Midi from the Cosmiques Hut the next day in 100 kph wind, snow and white-out was also... interesting!
andybuckley - AltLd - 29/Aug/10 with Carrie Bolton, Rich Kemp
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/10
tjmillen - Lead - Jul/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/10
Ice pitch in middle was a bit cheeky, as was the hanging belay on screws. Snow was decent. Continued up to MB du Tacul
Cardi - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Ryan
Climbed and skied back down the route.
Ben Briggs - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Brendan
benny_m - AltLd dnf - 23/Jun/10 with Ali Brown
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 23/Jun/10
Charlie Evans - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/10 with Unai
Hidden - 06/Apr/10
We did the first two ice pitches one afternoon as a warm up and to check out the Chere Couloir for the next day.
Hardonicus - 2nd dnf - 11/Mar/10 with Tom Woods
basvdploeg - 2010
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/09
Moved together with me at front. About hour and a half base to top. First alpine route. Very pleasant
Swain16 - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Tom Ripley
BorisVBlade - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/09 with Neil Dowse, Sam Davies
sam820 - 2nd - 29/Jun/09 with Neil Dowse, Boris Korzh
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/08
The central line on the triangle, a great route. Got off the main snow face onto the ridge just as the sun hit, took about 3 hours in total. Simul climbed most of the way, only pitching the last exit chimney.
adw07 - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Nick Donohue
Hidden - Lead dnf - Aug/08
robertporter - Lead O/S - Jul/08
From the Refuge des Cosmiques, poor weather. We were moving very slow & would have had difficulty finishing so bailed out wile retreat was still an easy option.
Paul-Michael - AltLd dnf - 21/Jul/07 with Diccon Proctor, Paul Nurse
edek_w - Mar/04
Hidden - AltLd - Sep/02
Scotsken - Mar/02
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/99
djdavies - 2nd - 11/Aug/92
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/89