Slow enough to find an impressive thunderstorm waiting at the top, which obliged us to abseil quite a bit of the descent route. Rumbo - AltLd - 08/Aug/14 with Dougle
A good route, the ledges linking the start and the Ridge were a bit lower than I expected.
chris687 - AltLd - 25/Jul/14 with james matthews
Decended via South Face (Normal Route)
jimmatthews - AltLd - 25/Jul/14 with Chris Andrews
jogle03 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/14
Hidden - 01/Oct/13
Palindrome - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/13
Tobias at Home - 2013
Comfortably outside guidebook time, again. Amazing route and relatively straightfowards ascent. Descent is quite difficult, with some hard route finding. Started snowing on the last 2 abseils, and 20 cm in the hut over night so pretty damn pleased we did not get stuck on the route. The ladders down from the hut in the pissing rain were.....spicy.
mrmattwright - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/12 with Adrian Fletcher
Jim Brownlow - AltLd - 15/Aug/12 with Nigel Edley, Iain Mount
Enjoyable route finding, great positions. Switched to rock boots on pitch 3. Descent down normal route confusing, should have gone left at 'the table' not right towards the horrible couloir.
caradoc - AltLd - 06/Aug/12 with john b
Amazing route, but we reckoned it to be harder than AD-
Descent down the normal route took careful routefinding, the cairns are not all trustworthy!
AlexxelA - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/12
Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/12
gravity - AltLd dnf - 12/Jul/12 with Ian Lau, Yvonne, Manik
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/12
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 15/Sep/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/11
Excellent first AD route.
Binder - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/11 with Chris L
NB Pixel - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/11 with JT
With Rick and Tim
AdamCB - Aug/11
Moving together for most of route, but pitched the hard bits (Kirill led them). Seemed ridiculously hard for the grade, and a couple of parts we had to use aid to get up. Guidebook description seemed inaccurate (assuming we were on route), and route took about 7 hours (4.5 in guidebook). Near the top we diverted onto South Face (PD) to the summit, then descended that route. Suffering from altitude, and had to bivvy for an extra night due to later than planned finish.
Ant Man Bee - 12/Jul/11 with Kirill Spiridonov
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Paul Bolton
Hidden - 10/Aug/10
Awesome route! Mainly moved together. Climbed as 2 ropes of 2 then abseiled together down the south face.
JdotP - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/09 with Tom Barraclough, Luke Dangerfield, Nicholas Dominelli Whiteley
Diggler - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with jonah
Great route though slow on the descent. Climbed on a rope with Tom B just behind John P and Rob.
Nic DW - AltLd O/S - Jul/09 with Tom B
Amazing route, with John. Pulled on a hex for the toughest pitch.
Roberttaylor - AltLd O/S - 2009 with John Proctor
Hidden - AltLd dnf - Sep/08
david0811 - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/08 with Mark Reid
had to run all the way down the mer de glace (and down to Chamonix since we missed the last train) and drive richard to the airport so he didnt miss his flight home.
HamishD - AltLd - Jul/08 with chris burn, Richard Hirons
Hidden - Jun/08
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Sep/06
Harder than expected, tricky moves in big boots.
tom.e - 13/Jul/06 with Charlie Everett
chrissloan84 - Jul/05
With Ben and Liam
clams - 2005 with AD
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/03
got very lost on the route
easers - AltLd - 11/Jun/03 with Doug Aitken
Les Ross - AltLd - Jul/00 with Anthony Garvey
innes - AltLd O/S - Aug/99 with Jim
butteredfrog - 1998
auld al - Jul/95
PeteCheung - 1986 with Alan
Hidden - Lead - 24/Aug/80
Mike C - AltLd - Jul/79 with Pete Vallely
Bolt Phobia - Jul/75
Time 5hrs we left ice axe and crampons at the start of the rock climb great route
Nigel Bond - Lead - 29/Aug/74 with Dave Jolliffe