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

Ticklists: Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif.


ClimberDateStyle
Hidden 05/Sep/15 -
Roberttaylor 18/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

In descent, the sole came off my boot just after the vallot.

Jon_dL 18/Aug/15 Solo O/S

Descent.

Liam Ingram 18/Aug/15 -
catrin289 18/Aug/15 -

Beautiful inversion, but cold!

jdgaventa ?/Aug/15 -
JohnHartley 15/Jul/15 -
with stephen hartley
squicky 09/Jul/15 2nd O/S

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.

Hidden 09/Jul/15 -
IanHope 06/Jul/15 -
with Bruce goodlad
mrphilipoldham 25/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/15 -
Hugh Simons 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.

calumhicks 17/Jun/15 -

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

with Euan Todd, Hugh Simons, David McKinney, Ali Lee, Adam Harris
Euan Todd 17/Jun/15 -

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!

with Ali, Hugh Simons, Calum Hicks, David McKinney, Adam
MightyStew 18/May/15 Solo O/S
with Ruslan Aizatulin
joelevanschamonix 10/Apr/15 -
with Tim Oliver
Hidden ??/2015 -
joelevanschamonix ??/2015 -
Alexseren 27/Sep/14 -
Webster 27/Sep/14 Solo

had the place to myselfon the way up, first to the top that day.

surf1nal-kern0w 08/Sep/14 -
Hidden 05/Sep/14 -
HP9 04/Sep/14 -
paul walters 27/Aug/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.

with Chris Widdecombe
Jim Brownlow 25/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Valley ascent from Les Houches and back again in two days. Harder than expected. Very bad weather for summit and descent.

DigitalSteak 25/Aug/14 Lead O/S
peter.ravenscroft27 25/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

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.

with Joe Mann, Tosh
Mr Sparkle 25/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
danieleaston 22/Aug/14 2nd dnf

Thwarted by high winds

with Matt
Suzana 22/Aug/14 Solo

Started from Les Houches at 21:30 on 21st August summited in one push at 11:00am the ext day. Windy.

stuart.2.jackson@bt.com 14/Aug/14 Lead

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!)

with Billy Roberts, Jonathon yates
punj 08/Aug/14 Solo
picasso 06/Aug/14 -
Jon Ellis 01/Aug/14 -

Three Monts route / Trois Monts route was out of condition.

crabtreer 30/Jul/14 -

on way to gouter hut

with Swampy
Nic DW 18/Jul/14 -

Used in descent. Non-technical and very busy.

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 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S
AdamH 22/Sep/13 -

From the Tete Rousse hut. Excellent conditions after all the snow.

Hidden 13/Sep/13 -
markK6 12/Sep/13 Lead

Snowy all the way from the Nid d'Aigle, Grand Couloir was qiet.Left the Gouter at 4am and stood on the summit at 8am.

with Ben
mellorno1 12/Sep/13 -
Hidden 08/Sep/13 -
JasonV 24/Aug/13 -

had a very narrow weather window. Conditions were starting to worsen as we descended from the summit.

with Pete
jonskippy 23/Aug/13 -
with Edgars
D.botts87 16/Aug/13 -
with chris fielding
petejarrett 15/Aug/13 Solo O/S
AngelaC 13/Aug/13 -
with Rob B, Pete
ad111 11/Aug/13 -
ianstevens 11/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Moving together

Samuel Wainwright 11/Aug/13 Solo
Huw Mithan 11/Aug/13 AltLd
with Sam Davidson, Steve Grigg, David Maddison
Hidden 11/Aug/13 -
steve-grigg 11/Aug/13 AltLd
maddy92 11/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
prwalker 11/Aug/13 -
with wupert
gavinpeach 05/Aug/13 -
with Dave Gillen, Pete Cuthil, Glen Dickson
Hidden 05/Aug/13 -
ClimbingGlen 04/Aug/13 Solo O/S
andyinglis 03/Aug/13 -

White-out, very strong winds, snow, hail and a pre-dawn summit. Views best from inside the hut!

with Monica, Lara T
Martin Haworth 01/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
the ant hill mob 01/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Benjaminblanc 01/Aug/13 -

Worth the training. Perfect conditions

Mikejamoon 01/Aug/13 2nd
leeoftroy ?/Aug/13 Solo O/S

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.

orb ?/Aug/13 Lead
with Mylo
Adamski1986 27/Jul/13 Lead
with Stewart Webb, Kerry Gutteridge
Hidden 27/Jul/13 -
gronbech 25/Jul/13 -
with Ian and Terry
Ciaran Mullan 18/Jul/13 -

Time from Goûter hut to summit and back: 5:15

Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead
Mike Hood 26/Jun/13 AltLd

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

with jordan
NeilOMalley 21/Jun/13 Lead

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.

A Walker 21/Jun/13 AltLd
leowestland ?/Jun/13 Solo
walts4 ??/2013 -
mrterrynelson 20/Sep/12 -
with Alan Park
ollyroberts 08/Sep/12 -
with Sam
Ginge1972 04/Sep/12 AltLd
MSchobitz ?/Sep/12 -
with Papa
Hidden 18/Aug/12 Solo
jimmatthews 14/Aug/12 AltLd

Easy peasy. Textbook style with no dramas. Drank homemade Beech Leaf Noyau on summit.

with Nat P
Mattlamb90 13/Aug/12 Solo
with Tibbett
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Wils 09/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Descended after three monts very busy and lift passes don't work on the train...

bigrik30 08/Aug/12 2nd
rg1976 04/Aug/12 Solo O/S
with Olivier Gandi, RJP, Lucy BG
paulmck ?/Aug/12 -
Adamski1986 ?/Aug/12 Lead dnf

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.

with Stewart Webb
Sankey 24/Jul/12 -

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.

with Ed
JanBella 19/Jul/12 Lead dnf

had to turn back at 4400 due to the strong wind

Dave Richards 18/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.

sjbrook 18/Jul/12 -
Harry Thorpe 18/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Mauricio, Mark Chev, Jack Brougham
droberts 18/Jul/12 -
Mike Hewitt 03/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.

bleddynmawr ??/2012 -

2 and a half hours from Gouter hut to summit

nich0las 21/Sep/11 -
with Guy W
Mountain Llama 14/Sep/11 Lead
with Paul S
Jon Sutterby 08/Sep/11 2nd β

Across the couloir and a nice climb upto the Gouter hut. In good condition - no crampons required.

with Steve Bate
Martin Rowe 06/Sep/11 Solo
dkd 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Al
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Graeme High 29/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 26/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jul/11 AltLd
davidrj1 15/Jul/11 Lead

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...

with Paul Riley
solfreak 04/Jul/11 Solo

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.

jac00 02/Jul/11 -
with Tom
tomtom89 ?/Jul/11 -
with Jack
jonesieboy ?/Jul/11 -

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.

jon clayton ?/Jul/11 Solo
bosa noha ?/Jul/11 -
artmal ?/Jul/11 -
Dan0Me ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Dylan, Rob
mattguy ?/Jul/11 -
rob malik 27/Jun/11 -

cheap budget, hired equipment, no guide. Stunning route, first alps climb. addicted for life now

Lawrie Brand 26/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with Sarah Laing
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Solo O/S
ksneds 24/Jun/11 Solo

With Simon and Leigh. Awsome day out .

sacdenouilles 15/Jun/11 AltLd
with J F Philippe
Petarghh 14/Jun/11 -
mschmude ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Peter Holder 11/Sep/10 -
Hidden 06/Sep/10 -
iang74 03/Sep/10 -
Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead
cover09 ?/Sep/10 -
callum brown ?/Sep/10 -
Chris Sieradzki 31/Aug/10 -
markv21 26/Aug/10 -
RandomHero 26/Aug/10 AltLd
7toes 22/Aug/10 -
with Lozzer
RKernan 07/Aug/10 AltLd
with Conor Gilmour
philbish 04/Aug/10 -

Busy Route as expected, left Gouter Hut @ 2.45 and summited @ 7.15.

Krellen ?/Aug/10 Lead
QuentinSu ?/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Wesley Evans - BAD SELLAR 18/Jul/10 Solo β

bivved at the hut and followed the crowds in the morning!

Hidden 15/Jul/10 AltLd dnf
1andrew1 15/Jul/10 AltLd dnf

Turned back with bad weather. I'll be back

with Drew
Hidden 14/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 06/Jul/10 -
amthalmann 06/Jul/10 -
with Barney
daviesp2 05/Jul/10 -

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

MaccMark 05/Jul/10 -
with Victoria Moorhouse, Mat Ouillion, Si Brown
matt_ringrose 04/Jul/10 Lead
with Annete Haines
MPSBunny ?/Jul/10 -
with Phil Peel
Martin Rowe 30/Jun/10 Solo
goatee 28/Jun/10 Solo O/S
roblew 28/Jun/10 -

guided

Anthony Dixon 02/Jun/10 -
Hidden ?/Jun/10 2nd
jld579 ??/2010 AltLd
Guy Wilson ??/2010 -
perfectvirus 17/Sep/09 -

turned around at dome du gouter

with MountainMing
vincentvega 10/Sep/09 Lead

in decent

with danny robb
mourndekai 10/Sep/09 -

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

Ross L 10/Sep/09 2nd
colin fagan 10/Sep/09 -
Tom Livingstone ?/Sep/09 -
dpe 14/Aug/09 -

Up in one day - stopped at Gouter on the way down

with Paul D
jasoncash 12/Aug/09 -

Climbed from Camping at the Tete Rousse, Early start with summit around 9:30, long walk back to Tram!

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 04/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Kyuzo ?/Aug/09 -
with Richard Scott
oldgrey ?/Aug/09 -

Perfect conditions, left from Tete Rousse Hut.

with Virgil Scott
Krumme ?/Aug/09 -
Ross.Cooper 30/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Andy Cooper
Hidden 27/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/09 -
jandyd05 20/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Dave Kenyon
Julian Prieto 12/Jul/09 -
dannymoo99 11/Jul/09 Solo
Hidden 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S
groovy_nut 07/Jul/09 -
with Patrick
sargy ?/Jul/09 -
with Matt Glenister, Ed Braithwaite
Olli-C ?/Jul/09 -
with Niall, dad
Dave Foster 26/Jun/09 -

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.

with Sandra & Paolo
Chumpatus 26/Jun/09 -
with dave
Howard J 25/Jun/09 -

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.

Hidden 25/Jun/09 -
stuarthorsburgh 25/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Mont Blanc Guides

John30587 ??/2009 -
Hidden 11/Sep/08 AltLd dnf
DrJon 02/Sep/08 -
Hidden 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
sopaz 29/Aug/08 -
Hidden 29/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/08 -
Humpty Dangler 20/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.

Jack00 10/Aug/08 -
with Tim, Darren, Laura
Paul Bowen 09/Aug/08 Lead O/S

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.

Hidden 09/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden 05/Aug/08 Solo O/S
sylwia 02/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.

with 3 Irish Guys
sylwia 02/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.

matty g 01/Aug/08 -
Hidden ?/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
trigger118 ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Rich Kay ?/Aug/08 Solo

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.

Adderbury Climber ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Tom Livingstone ?/Aug/08 -
Conan ?/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

andybuckley ?/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.

with Alasdair Young, Tom Whipple, Dave Williams
gordon henderson 30/Jul/08 AltLd dnf
with MRT
vincentvega 21/Jul/08 Lead
with mike smith
Hidden 18/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Gav Parker 17/Jul/08 2nd

Hard work

Ste Ridd 17/Jul/08 Lead

Decent route after completing Grands Mulets Route.

with C.Steel
kevin k ?/Jul/08 -
Matthallinan ?/Jul/08 -
robertporter ?/Jul/08 -
katie75 ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with dan
m1ke_smith ?/Jul/08 -
with Allan Robb
Neil D ?/Jul/08 -
with Robert Porter
stuartm555 21/Jun/08 -
Adam Booth 21/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Ed Booth 21/Jun/08 AltLd
clams ??/2008 -
with CH
ianjdodd 20/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Ste Ridd 05/Sep/07 Lead

J.Howell, M.Organ, M.Woods

with C.Steel
Hidden 18/Aug/07 Lead
Dustin 12/Aug/07 -
with Rich Payne, John Walker
ceri's ?/Aug/07 AltLd
with Charles
Hidden 21/Jul/07 -
marceli 16/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with wojtek
Hidden ??/2007 -
Peter Metcalfe 21/Sep/06 -

Left Tete Rosse hut just after 2am. On summit at 7am, just as the sun rose over France, Switzerland and Italy!

with Peter Rohde
Mike Caine 07/Sep/06 -
with David Brown
djdavies 07/Sep/06 2nd
Hidden 06/Sep/06 AltLd
PondLife 04/Sep/06 -

Left Tete Rousse Hut at 8am, summited at 2pm ish then overnighted at Gouter Hut before descending.

with Andreas & Andrea
Nicos 04/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/06 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/06 2nd
deano 16/Aug/06 -

Conditions too bad to go for summit, maybe in 07???

with Ryan Stokes, Lloyd Jon Lloyd
DavPk 15/Aug/06 -
with Catherine Pearks
neil_baillie 12/Aug/06 2nd

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.

Martin Haworth ?/Aug/06 Lead dnf

Turned back soon after the Vallot Hut due to poor weather

with val p
Hidden ?/Aug/06 2nd O/S
j.anstee 20/Jul/06 -
Will Smith 13/Jul/06 -

Climbed from the Tete Rousse hut (leaving at 2am), summited at 8.30am then descended all the way back to the valley.

with Jonny and Didiere
JonBrett 13/Jul/06 -
Somerset swede basher 10/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Desent Route

with Rich Siddle
Tom Stoddart 04/Jul/06 -

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.

with Tom Slade
Alexander123 03/Jul/06 -
with Nicholas Watt, William Watt
Watty 01/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Mark & A.Watt
mmalbon ?/Jul/06 -

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.

with Simon
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
tommytuffa ?/Jul/06 -
with ollie b
rickyclimb ?/Jul/06 2nd

With Mark Toshner. Reached 4,500m and then descended due to wind.

Hidden 18/Jun/06 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Boistelle 24/Sep/05 Solo
with Al Drummond
Hidden ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 -
Poco Loco 31/Aug/05 Lead
with Guy Pomeroy
Hidden 23/Aug/05 -
edek_w 14/Aug/05 -
PanzerHanzler 12/Aug/05 2nd O/S
with Thomas Merkel
Hidden 09/Aug/05 AltLd rpt
reg_measures 05/Aug/05 AltLd O/S

In descent

with torran, timmy
Hidden ?/Aug/05 -
pnorth ?/Aug/05 -

Guided.

with Martin Svensson
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead
jmr 15/Jul/05 Solo

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.

Hidden ?/Jul/05 -
jimorothy ?/Jul/05 AltLd

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.

with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 23/Jun/05 AltLd dnf
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Solo O/S
Alpandy ?/Aug/04 -
with Billy
Hidden 05/Jul/04 2nd
Hidden 30/Jun/04 -
James W ?/Sep/03 -

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.

with john sanday
Alps-bound 09/Aug/03 -
davidellis53 ?/Aug/03 -
Captain Solo ?/Aug/03 Lead
with Karen
Yyonnx 15/Jul/03 -

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.

Hidden 02/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/03 -
Jacob Ram 28/Jun/03 Solo
with anthony aylett
samwelli 26/Aug/02 -
with Reuben Brown
cubehead 20/Aug/02 Lead
jamie ward 21/Jul/02 AltLd O/S
with Tony Buj
shaun walby ?/Jul/02 Solo dnf
with Mike Steel
Hidden ?/Jul/02 -
industrialiceman 15/Jun/02 Lead
BruceG 06/Sep/01 -
Martyn ?/Sep/01 Lead rpt

All felt slightly sick. JW threw up 3 times.

with James Williams
Witsend3 ?/Sep/01 -
dan gibson ?/Aug/01 -
with helen gibson
ashpreston ??/2001 -
ashpreston ??/2001 -
Bilbo 09/Aug/00 -

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.

with Steve
Taylj1 ?/Sep/99 -
with Andy
Scotsken ?/Sep/98 -
Hidden 13/Aug/98 Solo
adamwesthead ?/Aug/98 2nd O/S

Harry & Seb

with Taylor
seanyt ?/Aug/98 AltLd
Andy Clarke 30/Jul/98 2nd

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.

with Steve Stokes, Tom Porter, Andy Topham
Les Ross ?/Jul/98 AltLd
Hidden ??/1998 -
Hidden ??/1998 -
Martyn ?/Sep/97 Solo dnf
with Rob Boylin
Steve Pardoe 09/Jul/97 2nd

Fantastic trip, over three memorable days. http://www.pardoes.com/climbing/blanc.htm

with Gilles Imbert (G), Judy P
stokesrees ?/Jun/97 Lead
with Ryan Brown, Gilles Lallane
the abmmc ??/1997 -
Hidden ??/1997 -
Hidden ??/1997 -
timjones 31/Aug/96 -
with Warwick Hadley, Adeline Jones
colin milton 04/Jul/96 Lead
with anne dillon
Hidden ?/Aug/95 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/95 -
Marti999 ??/1995 Solo
Hidden 03/Jul/94 Lead
Hidden 15/Jun/94 Lead
brady 03/Aug/93 -
chopin-smith 30/Jun/93 -
tjekel ??/1993 -
Ashley Hold ?/Sep/91 Solo

My partner turned back at the Vallot hut so I did the Bosses ridge solo

paul birch ?/Aug/89 -
Conan ?/Jul/89 -

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

Gambit ?/Jul/87 Lead O/S
with Adam
sacdenouilles ?/Jun/87 Solo
dtalbot 20/Aug/86 -
Hidden ?/Aug/86 -
Babika 26/Jul/86 Solo

From Tete Rousse hut

Hidden ??/1986 -
Iain Thow 30/Jun/85 Solo
with John Tyler, Andy Sutton
biggianthead 30/Aug/84 -
with G
Richard Weller ?/Aug/84 -
with Penny Dewdney
auldscotal ??/1984 Solo O/S

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

Hidden 26/Aug/81 AltLd
Hidden ??/1980 -
Nevil ?/Sep/79 -
with Steve
Steve Bell ??/1977 -
99bolivar ?/Aug/76 Solo
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