Weather got bad below rock step so turned backRupey - Lead dnf - 17/Jun/14
mikespooner - AltLd - 06/Sep/13 with Robin Uren
Snow bivi then early morning climbing. Awesome.
Sam Husband - AltLd O/S - Sep/13 with Moley, Woger
Roger Kirke - AltLd O/S - Sep/13 with Sam Husband
ndraper1 - Sep/13
Bristoldave - 14/Jul/13 with Caroline
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jul/13
Hidden - Lead - Jul/13
Hidden - Jul/13
Hidden - 28/Jun/13
Excellent day out from the Hohlaub mid-station on the Metro Alpin. Descended via the west flank.
michaelmurray - 26/Aug/12 with Nick Strange, Matt Myerscough, Ray Birch, James
With John Holiday and Jonny Logan
Malpractise - 01/Aug/12 with Jonny Logan
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/12
James_L88 - 12/Jul/12 with Badger
1st 4000m peak.
BikeClimbWalk - 13/Sep/11 with Chris C, John J
Tim Rodgers - Lead - 23/Aug/11 with Brendan Lavery
dkd - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/11 with Al
mark-abz - Solo - 02/Aug/11 with Alex
ijsbeer - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/11
Rock step was covered in snow and ice, lead it in three pitches with a lot of French-free.
Mr. K - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11 with James Rowe
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jul/11
Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/11 with Alan, Floris
Started just before 4, as we were kitting up at the edge of the glacier it started raining, with tunder & lightning getting progressively closer. When it got to <0.5s between the flash and the bang, we (along with other groups) decided to bail, but the storm receded as we were heading back to the hut. Turned back round and had a clear run to the summit.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/11 with Floris Bruynooghe, Sophie Nunn
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Wee Mark, Andy
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Neil Mackenzie, Mark Jarvie
PD, 1/2 guide book time with bivi-gear, linked with alphubel for a good traverse
Matt Bennett - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/10 with Ben Clayton
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10
daWalt - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/10 with dwhaley, Lisa
MartinN - 02/Aug/10
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/10 with Stewart
Tim Rodgers - 2nd - 13/Jul/10 with Kevin O'Neale
Jen80 - 07/Jul/10 with Cooper
Top quality 'snow plod' with a good rock section thrown in. Probably not AD, but of the same calibre.
hcooper - 07/Jul/10 with Jennifer Slack
Jon Pilling - AltLd O/S - Jul/10 with Jason Balman
Jen80 - Jul/10 with Cooper
Hidden - 2010
My second Alpine peak. Had the summit to ourselves after an efficient ascent despite stopping to take photos of the huge anvil cloud over Italy, before wandering back down the ordinary route.
kitkat78 - 15/Aug/09 with SteveM
SteveM - AltLd - 15/Aug/09 with Kat
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Aug/09
Chris Plewa - Lead O/S - Aug/09
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/09 with Tim Pearson, Phil
LozM - 27/Jul/09 with John H and Hugh (AC)
From the middle station, Excellent conditions, congested on the rock step
wowbagger - 2nd - Jul/09
Not an AD route but an excellent PD under normal conditions. Did it with Pete in warm conditions with soft snow and melt ...the final rock pitch wonderful despite things dropping off around us...descended the normal route after meeting friends on the summit with perfect timing.
Simnel - 2009 with Pete Middleton
Hidden - 2nd - 17/Sep/08
Left the Britannia hut at 5.30ish, reached the summit at about 10. Basically just a snow plod, though the short rock section at the top is fun but easy enough.
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/08 with Mike Shields, Mark Ireland
Start ~ 5:20 am. Great conditions. Snow climb was not too bad. 30m rock pitch was bolted. Not bad, even in crampons. Great up top. Descended normal route. Great day.
johnjb - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/08 with Andy P, Heather
Mountain Llama - 09/Sep/08 with Paul S
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Aug/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/08
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jul/08
deeave - 2nd - 15/Jul/08 with Paul Chiddle
simonw1 - Jul/08
jimsrankin - AltLd - Jul/08 with Mel
epic ed - AltLd - 2008 with Kev
riven - 02/Sep/07 with Andy
PondLife - 17/Aug/07
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/07
The softest AD known to man, would be F+ around chamonix. However, it is a nice snow climb with 50m of scottish 2 at the top and the view is superb.
LakesWinter - AltLd - 04/Aug/07 with Simon
furry - 02/Aug/07 with Caz
Alpandy - AltLd - Aug/07 with Dave
keith hal - 2nd - 13/Jul/07 with Martin Moran
Rock step covered in snow and we were first on it, making it rather tricky
Julian Prieto - 11/Jul/07 with Nick Mortley
Hidden - Jul/07
Chris L Hill - Jul/07 with Mark Harrison, Stuart Shaw, Ed Cheadle, Simon Pearce
ashpreston - 2007
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/06 with Kane and Paddy
Zoomer - AltLd - Jul/06
Believe this is a PD in the guide book we used, as my first alpine route it certainly wasn't that hard.
ceri's - 2nd - Jul/06 with Charles
lberry - Aug/05
Hidden - 20/Jul/05
DavPk - 15/Jul/05 with Catherine Pearks
tom_holdsworth - 17/Jul/04 with Will Taylor
queued at the bottom of the rock step when bad weather came in. Freezing cold!
Jon Wickham - 2nd - 07/Jul/04
From Britannia Hut, glacier almost dry, ridge icy. Found my own way up the step, right a bit.
streapadair - Solo - 23/Aug/03
From Britannia Hut, the rock barrier was banked up with lose snow. 5 1/2 hr.
Paul-Michael - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/02 with Steve (Magdalene), Nick Lambourne
Hidden - 27/Aug/99
Hidden - 11/Aug/99
fizzy_elephant - Aug/99 with Roger
99bolivar - AltLd - Aug/85 with Arthur Salmon
Heavy snow cover making conditions hard,rock band at top taking 1.5hrs,total time for ascent 7.25hrs, long descent down glacier, fine all day.
Peter Main - AltLd - 28/Jul/73 with Rod Pashley-Mike Parkin-Keith Brown