Gouter Ridge (normal route) PD
[Busy Summit ridge, 1 kb]From Les Houches, cable car and train take you to the start of the walk up to the Gouter Hut. Best to be early as possible in the day as the couloir before the steep hike up the Aig. du Gouter can be a shooting gallery. 4 hours from end of train to Gouter Hut.

From the hut, follow the tracks towards the Dome du Gouter, passing underneath and then down to the Col du Dome and then continue on toward the Vallot Bivouac Hut. From here the trail becomes more steep as you ascend the Bosses Ridge over two "false" summits to the snowy ridge that leads to the top. 6 hours from the hut to the top.
L. Stephen and F. Tuckett with M. Anderegg, J Bennen and P Perren 18/Jul/1861

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Hidden - 05/Sep/15

In descent, the sole came off my boot just after the vallot.
Roberttaylor - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/15

JonmapDL - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/15 with Robert Taylor

Liam Ingram - 18/Aug/15 with Catrin Nichols

JohnHartley - 15/Jul/15 with stephen hartley

From the Goûter hut to the summit in about 3 hours including a half hour break at the Vaillot as we were going too quickly. Bit of wind made it slightly more interesting but it was still just a walk and cold on the summit so only stayed for a couple of pictures. Lots of rocks to avoid in the Grand Couloir then back at the train station by 1145.
squicky - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/15

Hidden - 09/Jul/15

IanHope - 06/Jul/15 with Bruce goodlad

Hidden - 17/Jun/15

Couldn't have done it without them, amazing day and one of the hardest things i've done in my life! Started from the Tete Rousse at 02:00, on the summit for 09.00 and caught the 16:00 train back down. Altidude above 4000 m hit me pretty bad but we got there, so chuffed.
Hugh Simons - 17/Jun/15 with Adam Harris, Calum Hicks

Bah, piece of piss. Crackin view, had one of those inversioney things wi the clouds. Set out from tete rousses bivy hoose at 1:30, had a wee stroll up past the grand couloir (didny seem very grand) to the gooty hoot. Ma mate popped in for a poo and then we headed up this massive dome thing. A wis gettin a bit cold by now so had tae put on waterproofs ova ma addidas trackies. Turns out theres anotha wee hut on route where you can do another poo. You could eat a vindaloo the night before and nae worry about findin a toilet on-route. My mate fell asleep here cuza altitude but I think the bojo from the night befa was hittin him bad. Wis hard walkin up the final ridge, somethin about less oxygen, but I thought that can't be the case, cuz I feel fine when I'm in a plane, and that's waaay higher. Anyway, summit wis gid. Headed back to train after and whapped out som mare bojo yasss
calumhicks - 17/Jun/15 with Euan Todd, Hugh Simons, David McKinney, Ali Lee, Adam Harris

What a day! Bivvied at Tete Rousse, started around 2am, on the top for 9am. Very cold, was walking in my belay jacket from the Vallo hut. About 2 hours back down to the Gouter hut, then got stuck in crowds descending the scramble. Made it down and caught the train back to Les Houches, finished with a burger from Poco Loco. Unbelievable experience!
Euan Todd - 17/Jun/15 with Ali, Hugh Simons, Calum Hicks, David McKinney, Adam

MightyStew - Solo O/S - 18/May/15 with Ruslan Aizatulin

joelevanschamonix - 10/Apr/15 with Tim Oliver

Hidden - 2015

joelevanschamonix - 2015

Alexseren - 27/Sep/14

had the place to myselfon the way up, first to the top that day.
Webster - Solo - 27/Sep/14

surf1nal-kern0w - 08/Sep/14

Hidden - 05/Sep/14

HP9 - 04/Sep/14

Got to Gouter Hut by 3pm. Ready for summit attempt on 28th Aug. Never made the summit due to freezing cloud and 100km/h+ winds above Dome du Gouter.
paul walters - 27/Aug/14 with Chris Widdecombe

Valley ascent from Les Houches and back again in two days. Harder than expected. Very bad weather for summit and descent.
Jim Brownlow - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/14 with Matt Sparkes

DigitalSteak - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/14

Valley to summit with a lie down on the tete rousse dining room floor. set off at 1:30pm up the never ending scramble, until the sight of the gouter brought a moment's relief, before continuing up the epic slog before the pleasant bosses ridge. Weather hit hard as we summited... White out and Freezing. a completely underrated slog, but pleased in doing it.
peter.ravenscroft27 - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/14 with Joe Mann, Tosh

Mr Sparkle - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/14 with Jim Brownlow

Thwarted by high winds
danieleaston - 2nd dnf - 22/Aug/14 with Matt

Started from Les Houches at 21:30 on 21st August summited in one push at 11:00am the ext day. Windy.
Suzana - Solo - 22/Aug/14

We made the summit but became trapped in bad weather so stayed the night in the Vallot emergency hut before coming down the next day at 4:00am (bit of an epic!)
stuart.2.jackson@bt.com - Lead - 14/Aug/14 with Billy Roberts, Jonathon yates

punj - Solo - 08/Aug/14

picasso - 06/Aug/14

Three Monts route / Trois Monts route was out of condition.
Jon Ellis - 01/Aug/14 with James Ellis

on way to gouter hut
crabtreer - 30/Jul/14 with Swampy

Used in descent. Non-technical and very busy.
Nic DW - 18/Jul/14 with Joe Garret

Ewanski - 20/Jun/14

Hidden - Jun/14

peakcaver - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Hidden - 2014

JossGuyer - 2014 with Will Hornby

butteredfrog - 27/Sep/13

Mick Riley - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/13

From the Tete Rousse hut. Excellent conditions after all the snow.
AdamH - 22/Sep/13

Hidden - 13/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 12/Sep/13

mellorno1 - 12/Sep/13

Hidden - 08/Sep/13

had a very narrow weather window. Conditions were starting to worsen as we descended from the summit.
JasonV - 24/Aug/13 with Pete

jonskippy - 23/Aug/13 with Edgars

D.botts87 - 16/Aug/13 with chris fielding

petejarrett - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/13

AngelaC - 13/Aug/13 with Rob B, Pete

ad111 - 11/Aug/13

Moving together
ianstevens - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/13

Hidden - Solo - 11/Aug/13

Huw Mithan - AltLd - 11/Aug/13 with Sam Davidson, Steve Grigg, David Maddison

Hidden - 11/Aug/13

steve-grigg - AltLd - 11/Aug/13

maddy92 - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/13

prwalker - 11/Aug/13 with wupert

gavinpeach - 05/Aug/13 with Dave Gillen, Pete Cuthil, Glen Dickson

Hidden - 05/Aug/13

ClimbingGlen - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/13

White-out, very strong winds, snow, hail and a pre-dawn summit. Views best from inside the hut!
andyinglis - 03/Aug/13 with Monica, Lara T

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Henry Haworth

the ant hill mob - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Mike Thomson, Colin Martin

Worth the training. Perfect conditions
Benjaminblanc - 01/Aug/13

spent night in Gouter hut (never again), left at 3am summited around 6-6.30am, back at the train station by 10am. Perfect weather and a full moon.
leeoftroy - Solo O/S - Aug/13

orb - Lead - Aug/13 with Mylo

Adamski1986 - Lead - 27/Jul/13 with Stewart Webb, Kerry Gutteridge

Hidden - 27/Jul/13

gronbech - 25/Jul/13 with Ian and Terry

Time from Goûter hut to summit and back: 5:15
Ciaran Mullan - 18/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - Jul/13

descent after kuffner ridge. exhausted after hard day and stayed in the tete rousse before walking all the way to les houches. grande couloir was okay late in the evening. I would recommend three monts as an alternative and far more enjoyable way to the summit
Mike Hood - AltLd - 26/Jun/13 with jordan

A fire at the cable car station from les houches to bellvue last week meant taking the other cable car from les houches to le prarion and desending from the top to the col de voza tramway station on foot (30 mins) then as the tramway track is damaged at the moment it is only possible to go as far as bellvue station (except one tram as far as mont-lachat at the beginning and end of each day for climbers). Then a walk up to mont lachat (over the ridge) and from there a walk up the track to the Nid d'aigle. From here went up the the tete-rouse hut (snow all the way) for a meal and a few hours sleep. set off at 1.30 (snowing outside) got to the gouter hut as the sun came up and summited by 10am, back down to the tete rouse for an unplanned nights sleep 3.30pm as we realised we would probably miss the last cable car on the lower slopes. Grand coulior was still completely snow, all crevases where still covered up, snow was firm very early in the morning but was soft by 9am so avalanches and rockfall look predictable in the coming weeks, but i'm no expert.
NeilOMalley - Lead - 21/Jun/13 with Adam Walker

A Walker - AltLd - 21/Jun/13 with NeilOMalley

leowestland - Solo - Jun/13

walts4 - 2013

mrterrynelson - 20/Sep/12 with Alan Park

ollyroberts - 08/Sep/12 with Sam

MSchobitz - Sep/12 with Papa

Hidden - Solo - 18/Aug/12

Easy peasy. Textbook style with no dramas. Drank homemade Beech Leaf Noyau on summit.
jimmatthews - AltLd - 14/Aug/12 with Nat P

Mattlamb90 - Solo - 13/Aug/12 with Tibbett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

Descended after three monts very busy and lift passes don't work on the train...
Wils - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Steven Broadhurst

bigrik30 - 2nd - 08/Aug/12

rg1976 - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Olivier Gandi, RJP, Lucy BG

paulmck - Aug/12

Bad weather at 2 am, went back to bed. Finally left gouter hut for summit at 7am but winds to high. Turned back soon after leaving hut and descended to the train.
Adamski1986 - Lead dnf - Aug/12 with Stewart Webb

From Tete Rouse Hut, some wind from Gouter Hut to Vallot refuge, eased higher up. Very busy. Got back down to Tete Rouse while most of the Gouter face was still frozem.
Sankey - 24/Jul/12 with Ed

had to turn back at 4400 due to the strong wind
JanBella - Lead dnf - 19/Jul/12

Day 1 - Mont lachat Tramway to Tete Rousse Hut Day 2 - Tete Rousse Hut to Gouter Hut Day 3 - Gouter Hut to Summit and back to Mont lachat Tramway Turned back at the Petit Bosse due to high winds but after a brief period, re-attempted the ridge with less wind and made the summit.
Dave Richards - 18/Jul/12 with Donald Kelly, sjbrook, PMC

sjbrook - 18/Jul/12 with Donald Kelly, Dave Richards, PMC

Harry Thorpe - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/12 with Mauricio, Mark Chev, Jack Brougham

droberts - 18/Jul/12

r055y87 - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/12

Climbed in 2.5 days, bivied near Tete Rousse hut and luckily got a bed in the Gouter hut. Hard slog up side of Grand Couloir in snow. Perfect weather on summit day.
Mike Hewitt - 03/Jul/12

2 and a half hours from Gouter hut to summit
bleddynmawr - 2012

Hidden - 2012

nich0las - 21/Sep/11 with Guy W

Mountain Llama - Lead - 14/Sep/11 with Paul S

Across the couloir and a nice climb upto the Gouter hut. In good condition - no crampons required.
Jon Sutterby - 2nd β - 08/Sep/11 with Steve Bate

Martin Rowe - Solo - 06/Sep/11

dkd - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Al

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/11

Graeme High - Solo - 29/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/11

Unguided, party of three, first 4000m plus peak. Camped instead of staying in the gouter hut which was awesome, felt properly secluded as we were the only ones there...
davidrj1 - Lead - 15/Jul/11 with Paul Riley

Went to the summit from Tete Rousse hut. Beautiful views. Negotiating the rib leading to Gouter hut in darkness was the most interesting thing from "climbing" perspective.
solfreak - Solo - 04/Jul/11

jac00 - 02/Jul/11 with Tom

tomtom89 - Jul/11 with Jack

Perfect conditions. We had planned to do 3 Monts route, but OHM advised against it after fresh dump of snow. All three of us got the runs after food in Gouter hut. Acclimatisation week in Monte Rosa paid off - felt great at the summit with clear views.
jonesieboy - Jul/11

jon clayton - Solo - Jul/11

bosa noha - Jul/11

artmal - Jul/11

Dan0Me - AltLd O/S - Jul/11 with Dylan, Rob

mattguy - Jul/11

cheap budget, hired equipment, no guide. Stunning route, first alps climb. addicted for life now
rob malik - 27/Jun/11

Lawrie Brand - Solo O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Sarah Laing

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jun/11

With Simon and Leigh. Awsome day out .
ksneds - Solo - 24/Jun/11

sacdenouilles - AltLd - 15/Jun/11 with J F Philippe

Petarghh - 14/Jun/11 with Lewis Fraser, cavemanjack

mschmude - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Peter Holder - 11/Sep/10 with Nick Valente

Hidden - 06/Sep/10

iang74 - 03/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead - Sep/10

cover09 - Sep/10

callum brown - Sep/10 with Jack Reed

Chris Sieradzki - 31/Aug/10

markv21 - 26/Aug/10

RandomHero - AltLd - 26/Aug/10 with mark vine, Jason Burnard

RKernan - AltLd - 07/Aug/10 with Conor Gilmour

Busy Route as expected, left Gouter Hut @ 2.45 and summited @ 7.15.
philbish - 04/Aug/10

Krellen - Lead - Aug/10

QuentinSu - Solo O/S - Aug/10

bivved at the hut and followed the crowds in the morning!
Wesley Evans - BAD SELLAR - Solo β - 18/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 15/Jul/10

Turned back with bad weather. I'll be back
1andrew1 - AltLd dnf - 15/Jul/10 with Drew

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/10

Hidden - 06/Jul/10

amthalmann - 06/Jul/10 with Barney

Climbed from Tete Rousse started out at 2:30am summit at 10am. Stopped at Gouter for some pasta on the way back down to Tete Rousse
daviesp2 - 05/Jul/10

MaccMark - 05/Jul/10 with Victoria Moorhouse, Mat Ouillion, Si Brown

matt_ringrose - Lead - 04/Jul/10 with Annete Haines

MPSBunny - Jul/10 with Phil Peel

Martin Rowe - Solo - 30/Jun/10

goatee - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/10

roblew - 28/Jun/10

Anthony Dixon - 02/Jun/10

Robin Brooke - 2nd - Jun/10 with Ode Silvonen

jld579 - AltLd - 2010

Guy Wilson - 2010

turned around at dome du gouter
perfectvirus - 17/Sep/09 with MountainMing

in decent
vincentvega - Lead - 10/Sep/09 with danny robb

4 hours to the Gouter hut, overnight in the Geneva convention defying hut before 3.30am start. 4 hours to the top, 6 down to the train. Caught the 1.30pm train back to the Cham
mourndekai - 10/Sep/09

Ross L - 2nd - 10/Sep/09

colin fagan - 10/Sep/09

Tom Livingstone - Sep/09

Up in one day - stopped at Gouter on the way down
dpe - 14/Aug/09 with Paul D

Climbed from Camping at the Tete Rousse, Early start with summit around 9:30, long walk back to Tram!
jasoncash - 12/Aug/09 with Andy Cash

mark-abz - 11/Aug/09 with Alex

John HW - 06/Aug/09 with Rhys HW, Ben HW, Cath

Hidden - 06/Aug/09

Ben HW - 06/Aug/09 with John HW

ian2707 - 05/Aug/09

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/09

Kyuzo - Aug/09 with Richard Scott

Perfect conditions, left from Tete Rousse Hut.
oldgrey - Aug/09 with Virgil Scott

Krumme - Aug/09

Ross.Cooper - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/09 with Andy Cooper

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/09

Hidden - 25/Jul/09

jandyd05 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/09 with Dave Kenyon

Julian Prieto - 12/Jul/09 with Nick Mortley

dannymoo99 - Solo - 11/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/09

groovy_nut - 07/Jul/09 with Patrick

sargy - Jul/09 with Matt Glenister, Ed Braithwaite

Olli-C - Jul/09 with Niall, dad

Left Tete Rousse at 2am, summit at 6am. Thunder and lightening in the distance made it difficult to know whether or not to turn back but pushed on to a glorious sunny summit. Made it back to the valley for 2pm and just in time for the rain. Long day.
Dave Foster - 26/Jun/09 with Sandra & Paolo

Chumpatus - 26/Jun/09 with dave

With John Waterhouse, Jim Waterhouse and Darren Shepherd. We'd not done much acclimatisation and the altitude made me turn back at 4390m, just above the Vallot hut. I returned to the Gouter Hut while the others summited.
Howard J - 25/Jun/09

Hidden - 25/Jun/09

Mont Blanc Guides
stuarthorsburgh - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/09

John30587 - 2009

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 11/Sep/08

DrJon - 02/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08

sopaz - 29/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/08

Hidden - 25/Aug/08

A five night adventure; first time mountaineering in the Alps and a truly awesome experience. Six of us made the summit from the Gouter hut, (Mark, Alan, J, Jordan, Rob and myself), starting at 9.15 after waiting for the weather. Small issue descending Bosses Ridge when Jordan, Rob and I all lost footing simultaneously and slid for some distance on our faces before a successful self-arrest prevented us descending the glacier faster than anticipated. Very tired on Gouter ridge, benighted approaching the Grand Couloir, (taken at a gallop), and bivvied on the Tete Rousse Glacier watching the stars and satellites passing over. The upper reaches of the Alps are stunningly beautiful. Already planning for a return trip.
Humpty Dangler - 20/Aug/08

Jack00 - 10/Aug/08 with Tim, Darren, Laura

Walked up from car park took bivvy above nid d,aigle friday then up to gouter saturday morning,pitched tent, ate and drank then went for summit at 3.30pm. Summited just after 7pm back at tent before 9pm. Weather was exceptional.Good sleep then down to car in the morning. Brilliant 2 days.
Paul Bowen - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/08 with Rebecca Hayes

Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/08

Great climb via Gouter hut. Last 300m of the climb challenging i got altitude sickness a real bitch(90 percent of people do even with acclimatisation. Even if you stay high because it is very had to acclimatise to 4800m, Cosmique hut is 3800m) but just grit your teeth and stay focussed. Definitely worth it the views are awesome if you get a clear day. The Bionassay ridge was awesome wish i could of continued down for the 3 monts but not a good idea as we didn't summit until 8am meaning bad snow melt/avalanche conditions later. PS Don't pay a guide unless you have no experience or are rich 350 euros is a joke for this route.
sylwia - 02/Aug/08 with 3 Irish Guys

Great climb via Gouter hut. Last 300m of the climb challenging i got altitude sickness a real bitch(90 percent of people do even with acclimatisation. Even if you stay high because it is very had to acclimatise to 4800m, Cosmique hut is 3800m) but just grit your teeth and stay focussed. Definitely worth it the views are awesome if you get a clear day. The Bionassay ridge was awesome wish i could of continued down for the 3 monts but not a good idea as we didn't summit until 8am meaning bad snow melt/avalanche conditions later. PS Don't pay a guide unless you have no experience or are rich 350 euros is a joke for this route.
sylwia - 02/Aug/08

matty g - 01/Aug/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/08

trigger118 - Lead O/S - Aug/08 with Ian Gunn

Done on a beautiful sunny day unlike previous day when I got lost in storm/whiteout outside Vallot hut and spent 5 hours getting back to Gouter hut.
Rich Kay - Solo - Aug/08

Adderbury Climber - Lead O/S - Aug/08 with Jonathan Gunn

Tom Livingstone - Aug/08

White Out most of the way from above Gouter Hut. Blizzard conditions on way day. Great day out on my 5th Ascent of MB
Conan - Aug/08

Bivvied out just above the Gouter Hut: excellent location, don't know why people bother with the hut given how hard it is to get a space! Then a long trudge to the summit, which was all spindrifted in. I was in a bad way, having picked up a chest infection which made aerobic exercise very hard (as discovered on the Cosmiques Arete the previous day), but pleased to have made it. A photo of me and Dave looking grumpy/knackered in the storm shelter on the way down appeared in the Sunday Times accompanying Tom's article.
andybuckley - Aug/08 with Alasdair Young, Tom Whipple, Dave Williams

gordon henderson - AltLd dnf - 30/Jul/08 with MRT

vincentvega - Lead - 21/Jul/08 with mike smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/08

Hard work
Gav Parker - 2nd - 17/Jul/08

Decent route after completing Grands Mulets Route.
Ste Ridd - Lead - 17/Jul/08 with C.Steel

kevin k - Jul/08

Matthallinan - Jul/08

robertporter - Jul/08

katie75 - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with dan

m1ke_smith - Jul/08 with Allan Robb

Neil D - Jul/08 with Robert Porter

stuartm555 - 21/Jun/08

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/08 with Ed Booth

Ed Booth - AltLd - 21/Jun/08 with Adam Booth

clams - 2008 with CH

ianjdodd - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/07

J.Howell, M.Organ, M.Woods
Ste Ridd - Lead - 05/Sep/07 with C.Steel

Hidden - Lead - 18/Aug/07

Dustin - 12/Aug/07 with Rich Payne, John Walker

ceri's - AltLd - Aug/07 with Charles

Hidden - 21/Jul/07

marceli - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/07 with wojtek

Hidden - 2007

Left Tete Rosse hut just after 2am. On summit at 7am, just as the sun rose over France, Switzerland and Italy!
Peter Metcalfe - 21/Sep/06 with Peter Rohde

Mike Caine - 07/Sep/06 with David Brown

djdavies - 2nd - 07/Sep/06

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Sep/06

Left Tete Rousse Hut at 8am, summited at 2pm ish then overnighted at Gouter Hut before descending.
PondLife - 04/Sep/06 with Andreas & Andrea

Nicos - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/06 with rich howels

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/06

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/06

Conditions too bad to go for summit, maybe in 07???
deano - 16/Aug/06 with Ryan Stokes, Lloyd Jon Lloyd

DavPk - 15/Aug/06 with Catherine Pearks

left gouter hut (dump) at 2.30 am, summit by 6.30am. Windy and very cold, but awesome views. The most amazing alpine day. Descent via the trois mont blanc route back to the cosmiques cable cable car. Awesome.
neil_baillie - 2nd - 12/Aug/06

Turned back soon after the Vallot Hut due to poor weather
Martin Haworth - Lead dnf - Aug/06 with val p

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/06

j.anstee - 20/Jul/06

Climbed from the Tete Rousse hut (leaving at 2am), summited at 8.30am then descended all the way back to the valley.
Will Smith - 13/Jul/06 with Jonny and Didiere

JonBrett - 13/Jul/06 with Will Smith

Desent Route
Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/06 with Rich Siddle

Ascended via Gouter hut, summitted at 6.30am, descended via 3 Monts route to Aiguille du Midi, back in Chamonix for lunch. Amazing views both from the summit and from the Bosses ridge as the sun rose.
Tom Stoddart - 04/Jul/06 with Tom Slade

Alexander123 - 03/Jul/06 with Nicholas Watt, William Watt

Watty - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/06 with Mark & A.Watt

Felt absolutely knackered getting to the Gouter Hut, then fine in the morning when we set off for the Blanc. Left the Gouter Hut at 3am, got to the top at 8am.
mmalbon - Jul/06 with Simon

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/06

tommytuffa - Jul/06 with ollie b

With Mark Toshner. Reached 4,500m and then descended due to wind.
rickyclimb - 2nd - Jul/06

Hidden - 18/Jun/06

Hidden - 2006

Boistelle - Solo - 24/Sep/05 with Al Drummond

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/05

Hidden - Sep/05

Poco Loco - Lead - 31/Aug/05 with Guy Pomeroy

Hidden - 23/Aug/05

edek_w - 14/Aug/05

PanzerHanzler - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/05 with Thomas Merkel

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 09/Aug/05

In descent
reg_measures - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/05 with torran, timmy

Hidden - Aug/05

pnorth - Aug/05 with Martin Svensson

Hidden - Lead - Aug/05

Started from Tete Rousee as Gouter full as ususal. Windy! Care was needed on the ridge above the Bosses. Much stonefall below Gouter hut on the descent.
jmr - Solo - 15/Jul/05

Hidden - Jul/05

Got hit with a phantom storm - massive temperature drop froze water solid. All guided parties turned back - but we headed on, one of the few to make it in ridiculous wind speeds. What a great unforgettable peak.
jimorothy - AltLd - Jul/05 with Rachel Crolla

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 23/Jun/05

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/04

Alpandy - Aug/04 with Billy

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jul/04

Hidden - 30/Jun/04

climbed from old tete rousse hut setting off at 1am, v cold and windy. Partner got frost nip on nose and cheek. long day and big mountain.
James W - Sep/03 with john sanday

Alps-bound - 09/Aug/03

davidellis53 - Aug/03

Captain Solo - Lead - Aug/03 with Karen

Second alpine climb. Planned to climb solo but at the hut, someone's partner was sick with altitude so I teamed up with healthy partner and we went to summit as a roped party. Not as hard as I imagined.
Yyonnx - 15/Jul/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/03

Hidden - Jul/03

Jacob Ram - Solo - 28/Jun/03 with anthony aylett

samwelli - 26/Aug/02 with Reuben Brown

cubehead - Lead - 20/Aug/02

jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/02 with Tony Buj

shaun walby - Solo dnf - Jul/02 with Mike Steel

Hidden - Jul/02

industrialiceman - Lead - 15/Jun/02

BruceG - 06/Sep/01

All felt slightly sick. JW threw up 3 times.
Martyn - Lead rpt - Sep/01 with James Williams

Witsend3 - Sep/01

dan gibson - Aug/01 with helen gibson

ashpreston - 2001

ashpreston - 2001

Left the valley 06:30, stopped for lunch at the Gouter hut, then pressed on for the summit. Poor vis to 4400 mts then above the clouds in brilliant early evening sunshine - snow and rain below us. Had the summit to ourselves apart from a Slovenian who had run all the way from Slovenia! Descended from summit as the sun was setting - awesome. Couple of hours sleep in the Gouter hut then back to the valley.
Bilbo - 09/Aug/00 with Steve

Taylj1 - Sep/99 with Andy

Scotsken - Sep/98

Hidden - Solo - 13/Aug/98

Harry & Seb
adamwesthead - 2nd O/S - Aug/98 with Taylor

seanyt - AltLd - Aug/98

Done with High Spirited Expeditions, partly as a high profile sponsored fund raiser to help get the money my school needed to become Specialist. Front page of local paper - thank goodness we made it! Very cold and windy - tried to take shelter in Vallot hut, but it was too full. Won't ever forget the huge shadow cast by the mountain on the dawn sky. Awe-inspiring. My first alpine route - the birth of a new passion.
Andy Clarke - 2nd - 30/Jul/98 with Steve Stokes, Tom Porter, Andy Topham

Les Ross - AltLd - Jul/98

Hidden - 1998

Hidden - 1998

Martyn - Solo dnf - Sep/97 with Rob Boylin

Fantastic trip, over three memorable days. http://www.pardoes.com/climbing/blanc.htm
Steve Pardoe - 2nd - 09/Jul/97 with Gilles Imbert (G), Judy P

stokesrees - Lead - Jun/97 with Ryan Brown, Gilles Lallane

the abmmc - 1997 with Karl Rowe

Hidden - 1997

Hidden - 1997

timjones - 31/Aug/96 with Warwick Hadley, Adeline Jones

colin milton - Lead - 04/Jul/96 with anne dillon

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/95

Hidden - Aug/95

Marti999 - Solo - 1995

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/94

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/94

brady - 03/Aug/93

chopin-smith - 30/Jun/93

tjekel - 1993

My partner turned back at the Vallot hut so I did the Bosses ridge solo
Ashley Hold - Solo - Sep/91

paul birch - Aug/89

Last minute pairing up in Argentiere Campsite Great couple of days on the Mountain watching sunrise on the very cold summit.
Conan - Jul/89

Gambit - Lead O/S - Jul/87 with Adam

sacdenouilles - Solo - Jun/87

dtalbot - 20/Aug/86

Hidden - Aug/86

From Tete Rousse hut
Babika - Solo - 26/Jul/86

Hidden - 1986

Iain Thow - Solo - 30/Jun/85 with John Tyler, Andy Sutton

biggianthead - 30/Aug/84 with G

Richard Weller - Aug/84 with Penny Dewdney

Set off from Goutier Hut at 11 pm - glorious ascent by moonlight, kipped in the bivvy hut for a couple of hours.
auldscotal - Solo O/S - 1984

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Aug/81

Hidden - Sep/79

Steve Bell - 1977

99bolivar - Solo - Aug/76

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