Great neve, rocky middle section, thin at top. Moved together, worth taking slings for ridge. Super first alpine route. Crystal views.
CallumSmith - AltLd - 06/Aug/14
with Tom and Georgia, graded as AD- by Laroche & LeLong (2014)
ian.ross.bnc - 2nd - Aug/14
Hidden - Aug/14
Hidden - 26/Jun/14
kelliroberts3 - 26/Jun/14 with Peter Rigby
Pete Rigby - 26/Jun/14 with Kelli Roberts
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jun/14
Hidden - 16/Jun/14
Moved together for route. Snow in okay condition, lower section could have benefited from a bit of consolidation after snowfall previous night.
Lxaddison - 16/Jun/14 with Jack Hodgson
laurence_falconer - Jun/14 with Hannah Price, Laura Shaw
Hidden - 2014
Mark Fairhurst - Lead O/S - Aug/13
Stepped out in the gully. Very enjoyable descended down normal route and onto the Trient glacier.
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/13 with Nick Whimster
nickwhimster - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/13 with monsteratt
jac00 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Tom
Epic 3, got on it very late when the snow was soft and ended up running down to Le Tour in a thunderstorm.
zcsharp - Lead - 08/Jul/13 with Steve Gibbs
steve_gibbs - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/13 with Jamie Roberts
tomtom89 - Jul/13 with Jack
Hidden - 27/Jun/13
Couloir was in wicked condition but lots of snow on the ridge made it pretty sketchy. Moved together.
alexm198 - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/13 with Clara Horswell
Roped solo up to the bottom of the couloir then decided to back off as was like climbing a slush puppy
thomaspomfrett - Solo dnf - 22/Jun/13 with Sam Thomas
Got the wrong Couloir... got to the top of the slush and loose rock mess then downclimbed it all...
Mr Fuller - AltLd dnf - 19/Jun/13 with Paul Gibbison, Joe Barker
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jun/13
Hidden - 18/Jun/13
first alpine route.
bivi on the glacier and still up later than the french staying at the refuge albert.
not best conditions but fantastic nonetheless.
Never seen exposure like it.
joe hallam - Lead - 16/Jun/13 with Andrew Duncan, paul mahler
Andrew Duncan - 2nd - 16/Jun/13 with joe hallam
jack.williams1 - AltLd - 12/Jun/13
masmith - AltLd - 12/Jun/13 with Jack Williams
rashwell - 2nd - Jun/13
muzz44 - Lead O/S - Jun/13 with Ryan, Rob
Hidden - Solo - 20/Feb/13
Moving together (kind of), me last with random protection (ice screw or sling) in between. Thin conditions making for an interesting ascent; needed a sling hand hold at the end to make it to the very top of the Aiguille!
ceri's - 06/Sep/12 with Charles
Badly out of condition, backed off around the 120m mark after running it out up some terrifyingly rotten rock. With continuous hero neve it must be ace!
Mr. K - Lead dnf - 04/Sep/12 with Chris Mullaney
fathobbit - 2nd - 04/Sep/12 with Mr. K
newtonmore - 12/Jul/12
Followed ridge to south Summit
thetradlad - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/12 with Harry Thorpe
First alpine route!
Harry Thorpe - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/12 with Jake Lodge
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/12
Couloir was a bit soft and lean... also followed some french people who went the wrong way at the rock step... made for an interesting traverse back to the couloir! Scrambling on the ridge to the summit some of the best I've ever done, amazing route!
trivett - 29/Jun/12 with Jane Marsh, Tom Stewardson
Went the wrong way through the rocky bit in the middle and ended up on a chossy deathy scree slope, which was a bit terrifying! Great scramble on the ridge.
Katherine Ross - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/12 with Becky Hampshire
soloed couloir, moved together along rock ridge to summit. couloir was broken in the middle creating a loose rock pitch.
Webster - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/12
jon_ridley - AltLd - 28/Jun/12 with Will Pope, Emily Cropton
becoming-stranger - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/12 with Emily Cropton, Jon Ridley
Emily Cropton - AltLd - 28/Jun/12 with Jon Ridley
Set off slightly later than planned due to sleeping through our alarms. Very pleasant day, with easy climbing and lots of exposure and a simple descent.
Ragingpossum - AltLd - 27/Jun/12 with harry kingston
SteveCarratt - 27/Jun/12
R_W_M - 27/Jun/12 with Steve C
joelevanschamonix - 2nd β - 26/Jun/12 with James Clapham
Wils - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Ben Finley
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12
Climbed in not the best conditions, descended it in worse - heavy spindrift coming down couloir. My first Alpine ascent, but believe as it says above: harder than PD in/after wet snow...
robthered - 06/Jun/12
Camdenelectric - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/11
The couloir was in good condition after recent snow. The continuation ridge to the summit was covered in snow and felt like AD... at least.
Poco Loco - Lead - 27/Jul/11 with SarahF
BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 27/Jul/11 with Rob Horler
np134 - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/11 with C. Price
Hidden - 15/Jul/11
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/11 with Paul Bolton
Bare in the middle section and very loose. Good otherwise
Stewart B - Solo - 11/Jul/11
ferdia - 2nd - 04/Jul/11 with Hertha, Marcus, Calum
tskelhon - AltLd - Jul/11 with Tim Slater, chris davis
Phil Jennings - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/10 with Katie Main
allyrocke - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/10 with Robbie
philbish - 01/Aug/10
Krumme - Lead - 26/Jul/10
The Couloir was laking in snow cover in the mid section
John Roe - Lead - 19/Jul/10 with Liz Featherstone, Will Marshall
Roch - 2nd - 19/Jul/10 with MRT
gully completely dry, loose and sketchy rock!, i think we acctually climbed the gendarme coluoir which takes a more direct line below the table. first pitch felt about hard severe on loose rock, moved together for the rest
Ginger McGrath - 16/Jul/10 with will lawson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/10
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jul/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/10
No snow in mid section,the ridge continuation to the summmit is AD-.
georgenvk - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10 with martina
jld579 - Lead - 2010
Ollie B - 09/Jul/09 with J.Monypenny
t_stork - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Marcus Brown
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/09
heist182 - AltLd O/S - Jul/09 with Jack Metcalfe
With minor detour to the table.
Calder - 29/Jun/09 with Andy Clow
Used couloir as a decent from the ridge.
ruaidh - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/09
TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/09 with Colin Beechey
Great acclimatization route to South Summit, with fresh snow, icy conditions, and a cloud inversion on the summit. Not so great bivouac on Glacier du Tour the night before.
Will Homoky - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Tom Hindson
cmsg - 02/Jun/09 with Simon Gale
neil.loydon - AltLd O/S - Sep/08 with Jamie Foxley
out of condition
lazyhopkins - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/08 with David Thomson; Michael McKensey; Brendan O'Mahoney
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/08
chiragshah5001 - Jun/08 with sam strong
TGreen - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/07 with Rosie Henstock
matty harrison - AltLd - Jul/07 with Rich Matthias
Rosie Henstock - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with Tom Green
kevburr - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/07 with Roger Payne
industrialiceman - 21/Jun/07
matt0759 - AltLd - Jun/07 with Matty Harrison
Sarah Bough - 2nd - 14/Jun/06 with Oliver Mentz, Ellen Taylor, Jesse Dufton
decent from Table. Glissaded the bottom
ellentaylor - Jun/06 with Ollie, Jesse, Sarah
gavinjd - 2006
Hidden - 2006
manmike - Lead - Jul/05 with all the lads
Alpandy - AltLd - Aug/04 with Billy
John Waterhouse and Nick Brakspear on a separate rope
Howard J - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/03 with Rachel James
NickST - Jul/03 with Phil Tucker
With Ollie, Tim, Ian and Simon
adamscottthomas - Solo - 23/Jun/03
Hidden - 06/Aug/01
rlrs - AltLd - Aug/99
stokesrees - Lead - 1996 with gilles lalanne
stokienomad - AltLd - 20/Jul/93
John Southworth - Jul/93
Bit of a nightmare as totally devoid of snow - some seriously loose rock, very nearly ended up riding part of it down to the glacier.
Ashley Hold - AltLd - Sep/91 with Simon Richards
Hidden - 2nd - Jul/89
biggianthead - 26/Aug/84 with G
Ascended couloir, descended normal route. Not sure if year is right.
auldscotal - Lead O/S - 1984 with Ian Redpath