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South-West Flank (Glacier du Milieu)** PD+

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Climb the Milieu Glacier from the Argentiere hut, the last slope is 45 degrees for a few hundred metres

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This climb is in 113 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Descent
jonskippy - 08/Aug/14 with Ben Cooling

Descent
alastairbegley - 31/Jul/14 with Richard Nicholson

Slick - 31/Jul/14 with Alastair Begley

In descent.
ndraper1 - 06/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo - 10/Mar/14

chapmand - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/14 with Rory Brown

Hidden - 24/Feb/14

John suffering from altitude so turned back from about 150m below summit, halfway up the narrow part of the final snow slopes.
Finn Curry - Lead dnf - 21/Aug/13 with John Wilshaw

wupert - 14/Aug/13 with Pete Walker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/13

Bruce S - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/13 with Joshua Willett

In descent
thomaspomfrett - 01/Jul/13 with Will Groat

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/13

In descent
Strachan - Jul/13

Hidden - Jul/13

kelly_426 - Jun/13 with Luke Dudill

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/13

Skied from the hut. Perfect timing as snow was just softening on descent. Still pretty steep and committing though.
Tom Hutton - Solo - 18/Apr/13 with steph

Tom Hutton - 18/Apr/13

Hidden - Solo - 01/Apr/13

On skis. Quick ascent from GM. Would have been better skiing if we waited for the sun to warm the slopes.
Stuart Johnston - Solo O/S - 04/Mar/13 with Misha Gopaul

Hidden - Solo - 18/Feb/13

Hidden - 2013

Tobias at Home - 2013

jcw - 2013

jcw - 2013

walts4 - 2013

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 23/Jul/12

Sophie Nunn - AltLd dnf - 23/Jul/12 with Tom T, Floris

ashtond6 - Lead - 20/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/12

moved together in descenbt, far to late in the day after mini epic on wymper route. crevase fiel;d was a nightmare with partially soft snow covered crevasses everywhere!
Webster - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/12

Rafal was suffering mild altitude sickness and exhaustion. Returned from halfway up Milieu Glacier. Having climbed the 60 degree ice at the lip of the glacier.
efetunc - Lead dnf - Jul/12 with Rafal Malczyk

Hidden - 04/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Binder - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Chris L

Nice climb, very good snow conditions made for a quick day out.
Chris L Hill - 10/Aug/11 with Simon Pearce

Jim Brownlow - AltLd - 02/Aug/11 with Joe Toller

nigel pearson - 01/Aug/11 with Mark

Simon Preuss - Aug/11 with Andy, Phil

Debris from above was a problem on the descent.
efetunc - Aug/11 with Andrew Asaam

Hidden - 31/Jul/11

Hidden - 31/Jul/11

Hidden - 31/Jul/11

Acclimatisation bimble
JdotP - 31/Jul/11 with Krzysztof Gorgolewski, Bike Bore

Erlaak - 25/Jun/11

mark_jc - Jun/11

Ski descent
Kris - Solo - May/11

Ben Briggs - Solo - 25/Apr/11 with Ed

mike.moss - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/11

Conditions good but little acclimatisation; left Tommy at 3700m and went to the top with Mike. Awesome, but was wasted afterwards.
Rollo - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Mike

Phils binding snapped off just below the burgschrund so we decided to just ski down from there
HarryB - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo - 31/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 11/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/10

jac00 - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/10 with Tom

tomtom89 - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/10 with Jack

JonBrown - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Steve, Simon

thetradlad - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10

ffdalton - 06/Jul/10 with Dean Dalton

Hidden - 05/Jul/10

a tough slog in soft snow. views on top well worth the effort
goatee - 21/Jun/10 with Alaister Gurney

Hidden - Jun/10

keith leonard - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Glacier dry. Crevasse minefield. Reached bergschrund, and decided snow in no fit state to be climbed. Retreated. Heard a huge avalanche that froze us in terror, but may have happened on Chardonnet glacier, as nothing came down. Heard today that there's now a river running down the thing.
cmsg - Lead dnf - 22/Jul/09 with Lisa

descent
vvanhinsbergh - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/08 with Steve Williams

Matthallinan - Jul/08

lightning!
Jim Brooke - Aug/07 with Malcolm, Jamie Boyd

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/07

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jun/07

Bristoldave - 2007 with douglas

Si dH - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/06 with Paddy Snow

Hidden - Jul/06

This was supposed to be the easy training climb before doing Mont Blanc a few days later. Got to within ~150 meters of sumit then ran out of time. Slipped on the way down the steep bit above the Bergschrund. We eventually stopped a few meters above the bergschrund with Simon's face dripping with blood - luckily nothing too serious though! We then got caught in 2 thunderstorms and a rock fall on the way back down to Argentiere village from the hut.
mmalbon - Jul/06 with Simon and James

Marmot Catcher - AltLd - 30/Jun/06

Climbed up the glacier du milieu, then descended by snowboard down the couloir Barbey on the swiss side.
stevomcd - Solo - 18/Apr/06

Hidden - Solo - Apr/06

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 20/Sep/05 with Shaw Brown

andyinglis - 15/Jun/05 with Tom Dunstan, Neil Adams, ross barnes

A round trip from the UK in a weekend. Purgatory.
featuresforfeet - Jun/05 with The Tweddler

Piers Harley - Solo - Jun/05

clams - 2005 with AD

Gibbo - AltLd - Jul/04 with Tom Gibbison

With Ollie.
adamscottthomas - Solo - 19/Jun/04

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

Neil Adams - Jun/04 with Andy I, Tom D & Ross B

stuartm555 - AltLd - 12/Jul/02 with Douglas Cowan

Alpandy - AltLd - Jul/02 with Matt Owen

From Refuge du Argentiere, 5 1/2 hr PD-
Paul-Michael - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/01 with Mark McCaffrey, Paul Nurse

Hidden - 12/Jul/01

Hidden - Jul/01

Hidden - 2nd dnf - Jun/01

ashpreston - AltLd dnf - 2001

In ascent
rlrs - AltLd - Sep/00

NickBrown - AltLd O/S - Jul/99 with Tim

gwedgwood - 2nd - Jul/98 with A N Other, Murray Ball

stokesrees - Lead - 1997 with gilles lalanne

Deeply dull
Jim Walton - AltLd - 17/Jul/96 with Alison Bethal

Hidden - Mar/94

ste_d - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/92 with mik

mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/92 with Steven Delderfield

auld al - AltLd O/S - Aug/91

Pete_Frost - Lead - Jul/91

Budge - AltLd O/S - 1990 with Richard Teed

gallonj - Aug/89

mark-abz - AltLd - Aug/88 with Andy W

Hidden - Jul/84

Hidden - Aug/81

leland stamper - AltLd - 1979 with Hugh Grandfield

Turned back quite high up - poor visibility.
Bolt Phobia - AltLd dnf - Aug/75

Steve Woollard - Lead - 12/Aug/74 with Andrew Huch, Malcolm Parker

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Style of ascent

Soloed18 of 113 (15.9%)
Lead12 of 113 (10.6%)
Followed3 of 113 (2.7%)
Alt Leads27 of 113 (23.9%)
Unknown53 of 113 (46.9%)

'Climbed'81 of 113 (71.7%)
clean O/S23 of 113 (20.4%)
clean rpt1 of 113 (0.9%)
dnf8 of 113 (7.1%)