Whymper Couloir AD
[The Aiguille Verte showing the Whymper Couloir (slightly right of centre)... or not., 2 kb]600m. It is on the Verte that you become a mountaineer. The Whymper Couloir is a fine snow route, direct and elegant. The central part of the couloir is in fact steep and formidable, the upper part being perhaps wider but its average angle (47° between 3700 and 3950m) is 55° from 3950 to 4051m at the Col de Rocheuse. Gaston Rebuffat
E. Whymper with Ch. Almer and F. Biner 29/Jun/1865

Ticklists: Rebuffat's 100 Finest Routes in the Mont Blanc Massif, Batoux's 100 finest routes in the Mont Blanc massif.

Photo: The Aiguille Verte showing the Whymper Couloir (slightly right of centre)... or not. © jon
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This climb is in 33 logbooks, and on 41 wishlists.

Hidden - 2015

Got half way up, turned round due to scrap snow and deteriorating weather.
Roberttaylor - AltLd dnf - 24/Aug/14

Solid neve was tough on the calves. Physically hard, technically easy.
JackM92 - 16/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 08/Aug/14

Turned back due to bad snow. Other climbers followed after so felt we made a good decision.
David Staples - 2nd dnf - Aug/14 with Glorious

Got lost, too far right, ended up with hard mixed climbing up to the Grande Rocheuse, 23 hours including ~18 abseils
KatOstrich - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/14 with Ollie

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Mar/14

Climbed moving together with lawrence and Andy, topped out to see the sun rise. Abseil descent.
Paul Figg - 17/Mar/14 with Andy Brown, Lawrence Monckton

jcw - 2014

Hidden - 2014

James_L88 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13 with James Moore

keithlambley - 06/Jul/13 with Kate R

Ski descent after climbing up the courturier from first lift. No rappels.
Ben Briggs - 26/Feb/13 with Tom

Hidden - 2013

jcw - 2013

Dave Searle - 2013

Moved together.
ollyroberts - Lead - 19/Nov/12 with Piers Newton

piersnewton - 2nd O/S - 19/Nov/12 with Olly Roberts

maxots - May/11

John Carney - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Clara Kulich

In descent
stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Kim Ladiges

Hidden - 02/Aug/10

In descent.
HamishD - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10 with chris burn

chopin-smith - 05/Nov/09

IanJackson - Solo - 23/Jul/08

Down climb. Less effort than climbing up.
decs - Solo - 22/Jul/08

With Ollie. Quality mountain day!
adamscottthomas - Solo - 04/Jul/04

Absail descent after Grand Montetes ridge to summit.
andy_pemberton - Aug/99 with Jon Scorer

Descent route.
innes - Mar/99 with Mark Harris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/96

Hidden - Aug/88

Hidden - Aug/88

Alt leads with John Robertson no probs descended by Moine ridge sort of.
oldmanofmow - AltLd - Jul/62

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