This climb is in 11 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.
Wow - longest days climbing I've ever done. Fairly straight forward to the notch in the summit ridge, but ridge was snowy/icy, which made it harder. Fantastic views as cloud burnt off though!!
monsteratt - AltLd - 09/Sep/11 with Tom
Mega-climb, we both did very well...
demarcation86 - AltLd - 09/Sep/11
chrissloan84 - Aug/10 with paul
featuresforfeet - AltLd dnf - 13/Sep/09 with Matt Quirk
DNF - Poor Conditions overnight
Guy Wilson - Aug/08 with Byron Buck
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/06 with Kane and Paddy
Turned round approx 30 mins from top above the Grand Gendarme
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - AltLd - 16/Jul/06 with Paul Stephenson
2001 - long walk up to bivyhut, raining at 3am, long walk back
2004 - 1st attempt turned back in snowy conditions, next day was a a bit better - 7 parties started, 4 turned back at ridge, we turned back 50 metres from top after helping out a german party up a particularly icy pitch, felt hypothermic in blustery and icy scottish conditions. German party bivvied and I got severe food poisoning from water at hut. Fantastic route and number 1 on wish list to try again.
2009 - long walk up again with detour due to landslip, started up with one other party in so-so conditions. rocky ridge this time as opposed to verglas and zooming up ridge, fantastic climbing, just below gendarme started blizzarding and turned back for 4th time. Starting to get p1ssed off about this route
James W - AltLd dnf - Aug/04 with john sanday
Made it to the summit ridge but wind picked up and too late in the day.
Captain Solo - AltLd dnf - Jul/01 with Mark, Michael
Hidden - 1999
this is a fine route and the bivvy hut is great too
brianrunner - Aug/91 with John Thomson
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
iksander, punj, alexanderpatton