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
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
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
goose299 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Ali Newman
Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/13
laurence_falconer - 02/Jul/13
Hidden - Lead - 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
jack.williams1 - 08/Sep/12
samsimpson - 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
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
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
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
climb_this - 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
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
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
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
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
MR1969 - 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
avinash1981 - 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
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
Hidden - 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
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
KevinJ - AltLd - 01/Jul/10 with Nige H
did as part of the conville course with emma and claire
Rose Williams - Jul/10
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
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
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
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
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
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
Too much frsh snow for the forbes arete on the Chardonnet so we did this instead and it was hard work wading through half a metre of powder.
LakesWinter - AltLd - 16/Jul/01 with Wil
Hidden - Jul/01
Hidden - 2nd dnf - Jun/01
fizzy_elephant - Aug/98 with Roger
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
Bolt Phobia - Lead - Jul/78