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It is usually best when leaving from the Trient Hut to walk towards the Col du Tour and then skirt round below the frontier ridge to the base of the peak (1hr). Halfway up NE ridge, between the deep gap seperating the 2 summits and the S top, is a shoulder. Climb the face directly to this and follow the crest to the top. 2hr from the Trient hut, 3.5hr from the Albert Premier.
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This climb is in 296 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

CallumSmith - Solo - 16/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/14

Hidden - 06/Aug/14

Ran from chair lift. 4.20h return. great conditions http://joelevanschamonix.com/2014/08/04/aiguille-du-tour-3540m-2/
joelevanschamonix - Solo β - 31/Jul/14

benny_m - AltLd rpt - 25/Jul/14 with Holly, Sean Chu, Su

Senna - 25/Jul/14

jhobbs - 15/Jul/14 with Richard Harvey

Harvdog - 15/Jul/14 with John Hobbs

Very mellow route to the summit via a variation of the normal route, which made for a bit more interest. Lots of snow so did the whole thing mixed and returned via voie normal. Long walk to Champex. Ouch.
mrmattwright - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Adrian Fletcher

Intro course. With Johnny (guide), Chris and Alex. Moved as 4 on glacier from Orny Hut. I lead Alex and I up final rock scramble.
Jack Whiteley - AltLd - 17/Jun/14 with Alex Prettyman

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jun/14

Dads first Alpine summit on the 58th birthday.
adamwesthead - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Dad, Forshaw

garethm - 13/Sep/13

We set off at 5am from Le Tour, via Albert 1'er. 2000m up and down in 13.5 hours, this is do-able but not recommended. Realistically we were passing the bergschrund too late in the day and it was probably unstable, a better plan would be to stay at or bivi close to the Albert 1'er or better still an excellent bivi site would be the Col sup du Tour (bring plenty of water as non available after Albert 1'er and the snow is very dirty in summer) and then its only 400m and around 2 hours up in the morning, you don't even need to get up early! And you can comfortably make the valley on descent by early afternoon.
Dan818 - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/13

13hrs return from Le Tour - quite the day out!
Ly-Cilph - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/13 with Dan L

First alpine summit! We bivi near the hut, summited at 09:00 and were back in chaminox for beer for 17:00
Chris dyer - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/13 with Jack Hunter, Oli Foxlow

Braintax - Sep/13

jac00 - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Ian

Hidden - Solo - 20/Aug/13

bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/13 with Simon

JasonV - 20/Aug/13

Dan0Me - AltLd - 19/Aug/13 with Chris Hill

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 17/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/13

Left Trient refuge 6am, reached summit 8am, fabulous views. Leave unnecessary kit beyond bergschrund to pick up on way back.
Gompertz - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/13 with James Charatan

4AM Breakfast at Albert 1er, summit at around half 7, back in the valley by 12.
JimboWizbo - 03/Aug/13 with Beth

from albert 1er
Beth-Cath-T - 03/Aug/13 with JimboWizbo

Via col du sup du tour. Highlight of the day was watching some italian guy send his rucksack cartwheeling down the slope into a crevase.
andyinglis - 28/Jul/13 with Monica

Lovely day out - took the Le Tour lifts up, walked in, did the route and back out with good time to get the last lift down. 7hrs round trip from the lift. Had thought about the Table Couloir as an option, but it was completely out of condition.
gooberman-hill - 26/Jul/13 with Rachael Gooberman-Hill

hedgehog_john - 26/Jul/13 with dave wild

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/13

Bruce S - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Joshua Willett

r.greaves - Lead - 19/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/13

laurence_falconer - 02/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - Jul/13

kelly_426 - Jul/13 with Luke Dudill

Hidden - Jul/13

Lovely climb in stunning conditions.
Happy Haggis - 26/Jun/13 with Hugh Robinson

Robbo1 - 26/Jun/13 with Jen Robinson

Climbed with Steve Tonge.
The Patriot - 25/Jun/13

Alpine start from Albert Premier hut.
eurasia - 21/Jun/13

leowestland - Jun/13

Hidden - Jun/13

Hidden - 2013

Sam Cooke - 15/Sep/12 with Rosie Lyle, Hal, stevetheleg

halroberts87 - 15/Sep/12 with Rosie Lyle, Sam Cooke, Steve Hicks

stevetheleg - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Rosie Lyle, Hal Roberts, Sam Cooke

masmith - AltLd - 15/Sep/12 with Nathan Magnall, Jack Williams

jack.williams1 - 08/Sep/12

Sam Simpson - 02/Sep/12 with Christian Turford

alias dave - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Sam.EB

timofy - AltLd O/S - Sep/12

Hidden - 27/Aug/12

Really enjoyable climb, mainly in good weather although there was no visability on the top so couldn't appreciate the exposure.
pc1983 - 26/Aug/12

In descent
Jim Brownlow - AltLd - 11/Aug/12 with Nigel Edley, Iain Mount

JKBowers - AltLd - 06/Aug/12 with Antonia Hawker, Ben Bennet

Reached Col Superieur du Tour but had to retreat due to storm. Excellent day
robjdc - 05/Aug/12 with Wessex

Hidden - 05/Aug/12

Bright moonlight made head-torches unnecessary from the Albert Premier hut to the glacier (30 mins). Surface of glacier frozen and firm at 06:00 despite recent very warm daytime temperatures. Straightforward ascent via Col Superior du Tour. 6 hours 15 mins total time from the glacier up and back down, despite being congested on the final scramble and South summit (plenty of rockfall caused by clumsy ropes above, particularly in descent. Good day out for Tom and Josh's first alpine peak. Great lunch back at the hut then descended the direct path all the way to Le Tour (2 hours from the hut).
Bilbo - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/12 with Josh, Tom Braggins

Gareth T - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Tim Popplestone

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/12

sjbrook - 10/Jul/12 with PMC

Dave Richards - 10/Jul/12 with Donald Kelly, sjbrook, PMC

r055y87 - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/12

zcsharp - AltLd - 09/Jul/12 with James, Mark

masmith - AltLd - 09/Jul/12 with James Matthews, Jamie Roberts

Bivvid by Hut
jimmatthews - AltLd - 09/Jul/12

Hidden - 05/Jul/12

gravity - AltLd - 05/Jul/12 with Ian Lau, Yvonne, Manik

JenEvans - 2nd O/S - Jul/12

decent route, very easy....
trivett - 29/Jun/12 with Jane Marsh, Tom Stewardson

In descent from Table Couloir.
Katherine Ross - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/12 with Becky Hampshire

descent
Webster - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/12

Took a variation up the first col - more like AD that way
adam 24 - AltLd - 22/Jun/12

4.30am start from AP hut. Decent in very soft snow.
pzkeeper - 19/Jun/12 with Paul S

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jun/12

Wils - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Ben Finley

Hidden - 15/Jun/12

Mike Hood - AltLd - 15/Jun/12

pyjamaboy - Jun/12

Hidden - Jun/12

ian.ross.bnc - Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/11

android_lloyd - 30/Aug/11

norb - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/11

In descent after the Table du Roc Ridge.
Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/11 with Jon Miles

5am start from hut. Bergschrund fine - snow covered. Took direct route up to summit and easy descent across face. Unbelievable views & weather. Messed up descent as tried to find Col du Tour not Col Sup de Tour - the former is not an option despite the 1:25k map showing routes over there ..... guidebooks are better!
Phil Murray - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/11 with Helen, Liz

Krellen - Lead O/S - Aug/11

Descent.
Poco Loco - Lead - 27/Jul/11 with SarahF

Hidden - 25/Jul/11

Hidden - 25/Jul/11

First alpine Summit.
tompilgrem - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/11

First alpine summit- 5 AM start from Albert Premier Hut- snow plod with a nice bit of mixed on final ridge.
bobpilgrem - 21/Jul/11 with Bob/Tom

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/11

Doughnut - 2nd - 16/Jul/11 with Dave Royse

In descent
Stewart B - Solo - 11/Jul/11

TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Nick King, Derek Buckle

Hidden - 05/Jul/11

roped scramble as part of Mountaineering Ireland alpine training course
GOS - 04/Jul/11

descent
ferdia - 2nd - 04/Jul/11 with Hertha, Marcus, Calum

Hidden - 01/Jul/11

Very easy, loads of people in the hut, on the way up, on the summit and on the way down.
solfreak - Solo - 01/Jul/11

Happy Haggis - Jul/11 with Hugh Robinson

Robbo1 - Jul/11 with Jen Robinson

Hidden - 28/Jun/11

cmaradcliffe - Lead - 25/Jun/11

On the Conville course, guided by Dave. But we did move together ourselves, Dave wasn't on the rope. Great summit, amazing day. Can't wait to do it all again some time. From the Albert Premier hut. Took three hours to summit. Two hours back to the hut.
mattrm - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jun/11

jac00 - 17/Jun/11 with Tom

From Albert prem via super col(given PD) then to south summit via good scrambling, descended via this route
monkeyboyraw - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/11 with Stroudy

Avinash1 - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/11

Amazing - first proper alpine route!
gingerking - Jun/11 with Emma Wilson

e.sunnyside - AltLd O/S - Jun/11 with George

tomtom89 - Jun/11 with Jack

Mr Messy - Jun/11 with Dave F, Janet

Dan0Me - AltLd - Jun/11 with Laurence, Daniel Smedley

Hidden - 2011

adam clarke - 06/Sep/10 with Steve Millns, Daniel Holyoake, James Heptonstall

r_o_b_h2 - Lead O/S - Sep/10 with kyle warlow

Hidden - 23/Aug/10

Stuart's first alpine lead
dscnly - 2nd - 21/Aug/10 with Stuart

StevieB125 - 09/Aug/10 with Boris Lorencic, Orly Friedman, Mark Brogan, Adam George, Dave Park, Ross McInally

cham749 - 08/Aug/10 with Ash Edwards, Charlie Burbridge

Hidden - Lead - Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd rpt - Aug/10

K Farrell - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/10 with Imogen Beal

augustus trout - Solo - 28/Jul/10

From Albert Premier hut.
CWMulcahy - 27/Jul/10

Hidden - 16/Jul/10

Did as part of the conville course.
Jack Loftus - 09/Jul/10

thetradlad - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/10

Hidden - 08/Jul/10

Descent.
Caspar - Solo - 07/Jul/10 with Ross Davidson

Done from Albert Premier Hut on Conville Course.
stephenmckenzie - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Andy Teasdale, James Chesmer, Ben Jeffreys

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10

On Jonathan Conville course.
Ben ski - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/10

First Alpine climb, on Conville course from Albert Premier Hut
chris67 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/10

KevinJ - AltLd - 01/Jul/10 with Nige H

did as part of the conville course with emma and claire
Rose Williams - Jul/10

Conville
sweenyt - AltLd - Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jun/10

Clay C - 29/Jun/10

as part of conville course
texeltup - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/10

SaraAT - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/10

Andrew_ing - 22/Jun/10

Hidden - 22/Jun/10

tskelhon - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10

JYates - 2nd - 22/Jun/10 with conville

Hidden - 22/Jun/10

philbish - 22/Jun/10

Dan_Staff - 08/Jun/10 with Simon Hall, Darrell Read

Darrell Read - 08/Jun/10 with Dan Staff, Simon Hall

Hidden - 08/Jun/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

vincentvega - Lead - 07/Sep/09 with jeff, danny robb, kevin k

Sam-westcott - Sep/09

Hidden - 15/Aug/09

Beautiful day; shared the summit with an entire regiment of the French army on a training exercise. Roped up with two English guys for the glacier walk back to Albert 1 hut
EddieA - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead - 06/Aug/09

Sam-westcott - Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/09

Teappleby - AltLd - Aug/09 with mum, Sarah, dad

benny_m - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/09 with Ali Brown

Hidden - 22/Jul/09

Nice trip out - fun scramble to the top. The table coulouir was way too patchy so maybe next year
Timo Austino - Solo - 20/Jul/09

Did it with a guide on a Conville course. Excellent introduction to Alpinism and a nice, straightforward climb in its own right. Weather started off a bit dodgy but cleared on the Trient Plateau.
barney800 - 14/Jul/09 with Phil Dowthwaite, James Brae, Tom Dudley

tdudley - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/09 with Phil Dowthwaite, James Brae, James B

Descent
Caspar - 11/Jul/09 with Neil + James

Simon Hodgson - 10/Jul/09 with Lizzie Pinard

Did it on the Conville Course. Was roped together with Chris, separate from our guide. Was good fun!
JCB42 - AltLd - 10/Jul/09

In descent
t_stork - AltLd - 09/Jul/09 with Marcus Brown

tsl42 - 2nd β - Jul/09 with Conville peeps

climbed on the Conville Course
matt_ringrose - Lead - Jul/09 with Tom Dewhurts

Hidden - Lead - Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/09

tomtom89 - Jul/09

thecurlyone - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with Liam McGuane

Olli-C - Jul/09 with Niall, dad

Hidden - 30/Jun/09

Dave Foster - 25/Jun/09 with Sandra

Chumpatus - 25/Jun/09 with dave

ajsteele - 08/Jun/09

First Alpine stuff.
Richard Holowka - Jun/09

An interesting encounter with a crevasse while returning is something I won't forget any day soon. I prefer to be roped up on a Glacier now.
goatee - Solo - Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/08

smolders - 2nd - 24/Aug/08 with Patrick G, Fabian S

sopaz - 21/Aug/08

KatieG - 10/Aug/08

dansmonkeytroubles - AltLd - 01/Aug/08

Guided ascent as part of the Conville Trust skills course.
cmsg - 01/Aug/08

Alpandy - Lead - Aug/08 with Si and Dave

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/08

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/08

Straight forward introduction to alpinism. Bit of a scramble at the top. We bivied out up from the hut, some fantastic spots. Cloudless sky...will never forget it!
davidrj1 - AltLd - Aug/08

JHolland - Aug/08

first alpine route
Kate Edhouse - Solo - 29/Jul/08 with James Clapham

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 29/Jul/08

Stormed off!
andymoin - AltLd dnf - 29/Jul/08 with Conville

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jul/08

Gav Parker - 2nd - 15/Jul/08

Hidden - 08/Jul/08

Ascent in poor visability, an intresting route considering its an F
davefount - Jul/08 with Glyn, Clive and Chris

Matthallinan - Jul/08

jimsrankin - AltLd - Jul/08 with Mel

garythomas - Jul/08 with Andy Cave

will5001 - Solo - Jul/08

First alpine route without a guide :)
JdotP - Jul/08 with James Gelling, Jonny Marsh

Hidden - Jul/08

Glyn - 27/Jun/08 with David Fountain

Hidden - 24/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/08

AndrewJenkins - 2008

nickdonohue - Lead - Oct/07 with Colin Morrison

chadrads - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/07 with sean veal, andy lacy, steve monks

sean72 - AltLd - 15/Aug/07 with Chadrads (Peter),Andy Lacy,Steve Monks

dpe - Aug/07

Teappleby - AltLd dnf - Aug/07 with mum, Sarah, dad

Most of France seemed to be here but the weather was excellent.
Mike_Watson_99 - 25/Jul/07 with Fiona

Busy busy...silly busy but then it was the only safe route after the 30cm of snow that fell the previous day.
Fiona Reid - AltLd - 25/Jul/07 with Mike

Andy Clarke - Lead - 25/Jul/07 with StewartD, RobD

richw2k2 - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/07 with Monika

Moniawl - 2nd - 23/Jul/07 with rich

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/07

Descent
TGreen - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/07 with Rosie Henstock

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/07

the juicy dangler - AltLd - 08/Jul/07 with chris lycett and james marjot

Jenko - Solo - 01/Jul/07 with TJ

Hidden - Jul/07

Rosie Henstock - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with Tom Green

cheekyboy - Jul/07 with Dave Stead

Ed Saint - Jul/07

the culmination of our Conville Course. Roped with Ed Braithwaite, Matt Glenister, and our Conville instructor- Willy
sargy - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/07 with Ed Braithwaite

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jun/07

Hidden - Jun/07

Attempted this just after 1m snow fall which slowed us right down. We got to the Col du Tour and farted round there for ages climbing up a steep snow gully that was full of very wet soft snow.
mmalbon - Jun/07 with Simon

Lear - Jun/07 with Tom G, Lizzy, Callum, Evon, Victoria, Tom S

alpboy57 - Sep/06 with Tom, Neil

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/06

winter_burn - 21/Jul/06 with tom

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/06

stephmonks - 18/Jul/06

Climbed from Albert 1er hut. Nice glacier snow plod, followed by short rocky scramble. Descended across plateau to Trient hut.
Will Smith - 10/Jul/06 with Jonny and Didiere

JonBrett - Solo - 10/Jul/06 with Will Smith

BazVee - 2nd - 08/Jul/06 with Peter & Barry H

Simon K - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/06 with PR

Rob84 - Jul/06 with Drew and Ben

Watty - 2nd - 30/Jun/06 with Mark & A.Watt

dellboy - Jun/06 with Jon Rogerson

Sankey - Solo - 11/Aug/05 with Andy E

kleinej - 2nd - Aug/05 with Matt, Brian, Patrick

Stefan - AltLd O/S - Aug/05

paddygoodwin - Lead - Aug/05 with Jason

My first real alpine experience, simply wonderful, nice hut, great company, great weather, lovely climbing.
tobydunford - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/05 with Johnathon Conville Trust

Hidden - 22/Jul/05

Hidden - Jul/05

Mist, thunder, rolling rocks and a partner who wishes she was not there... Apocaliptic sunrise though. Correction:'you don't mention WHY I wished I weren't there: walking on iron rocks when there's lightning all around!!! Like this it looks as if I were a sissy!... '
sebastien - Lead - Sep/04 with Kathia P.

chrissloan84 - Jul/04

Hidden - Lead - Jul/04

alan.rodger - 2nd - 30/Jun/04 with stephen venables, jon morgan

Ross Barnes - Jun/04 with Andy I, Neil A

tom_holdsworth - 18/Sep/03 with Will Taylor

JuneBob - Aug/03

Danhan - 12/Jul/03

reg_measures - 04/Jul/03 with steve burdett

Hidden - Lead - Jul/03

andyinglis - Jun/03 with Tom Dunstan, ruth gibson

industrialiceman - 2nd - 13/Aug/02

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 01/Aug/02 with Andy W

tom_holdsworth - 25/Jul/02

Descent after climbing up via Col Purtscheller / S ridge. Busy!
Tubroos! - Lead O/S - Jul/02 with Kate Lloyd

net - Aug/01 with Ellie

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/01

Hidden - Jul/01

Hidden - 2nd dnf - Jun/01

In descent
rlrs - Aug/99

fizzy_elephant - Aug/98 with Roger

Conville course
Richard Alderton - 1998 with Giblet

surfdad - 1998 with Richard Alderton

Training with Peter Cliff (guide) - BMC Conville Course
tomkhoward - Solo O/S - 1997 with Nick (SICMC)

cem - Jul/96

kristian - Aug/93

cragspud - Solo O/S - 1993

CMacD - 1991

auld al - 2nd O/S - Aug/88

99bolivar - Solo - Aug/87 with David Smith

In descent after summiting via Table du Roc
Pete Pozman - 02/Aug/86 with John Byrne

biggianthead - 26/Aug/84 with G

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/84

Ascended couloir, descended normal route. Not sure if year is right.
auldscotal - Lead O/S - 1984 with Ian Redpath

Descent
Bolt Phobia - Lead - Jul/78

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Style of ascent

Soloed23 of 296 (7.8%)
Lead41 of 296 (13.9%)
Followed33 of 296 (11.1%)
Alt Leads64 of 296 (21.6%)
Unknown135 of 296 (45.6%)

'Climbed'224 of 296 (75.7%)
clean O/S63 of 296 (21.3%)
clean β2 of 296 (0.7%)
clean rpt3 of 296 (1.0%)
dnf4 of 296 (1.4%)