Grands Mulets Route PD
[Mont Blanc - Grands Mulets route, 2 kb]did the grands mulets route on june 30th 08. well worth doing as the glacial scenery from the boissons to the col du dome is fantastic. deep snow on the grand plateau was hell. from the col follow the normal route to the summit. one of us really suffered from the altitude but he kept going. his exhaustion and blurred vision made for a tense descent to the aig midi. they say you can tell how big a mountain is when your descending, well mont blanc is big. its a big summit day [approx 1800mtrs] but keep in mind the grands mulets route.

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Hidden - Solo - 04/Jun/13

TCarrick - 11/Jul/12

Huw Mithan - AltLd - 09/Jul/12 with Tom Carrick, Mark Madge, David Webster

turned back at the valot hut
Webster - Jul/12

Mr Messy - Jun/11

Hidden - 2011

Take the Aiguille du Midi cable car, and traverse from the mid-station to the Glacier des Bossons. Crevasses in the last 50 meters on the approach to Grands Mulets hut at La Junction. Deep snow up to Grands Mulets hut. Day two 2am start, glaciers on the approach to the Petit Plateau. Pass as quickly as possible to avoid seracs, (passed on left-hand side, in good condition), before ascending Les Grandes Montées. Cross the Grand Plateau before joining the Gouter route between the Col du Dome and the Vallot shelter for the last summit section Bosses ridge. Arrived at the summit at 14:00 Decended the Gouter route. Arrived at Gouter Hut around 17:00 - White out on decent. (Long route in deep snow – only our party of 4 and two skiers on this route in good weather).
moose ridd - Lead - 16/Jul/08 with C.Steel

AndrewJenkins - 2008

Jonny M - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Helen Tsai

GiveHerHelen - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Jon Moulding

Ski touring attempt. Dangerous seracs forced an ascent of North ridge of Dome du Gouter. Strong winds, cloud and very cold temps dictated turnaround at Vallot shelter. 30 mins back to Grand Mulets Hut.
Lawrie Brand - Solo - 22/Apr/06

Tarquin - 2000

leonjones - Jul/95 with Pete Miller

Bivied on Grand Plateau on the way up
BenTiffin - 29/Jul/93

Hidden - Sep/90

Hidden - 20/Sep/85

biggianthead - 30/Aug/84 with G

99bolivar - Lead O/S - Aug/84 with Arthur Salmon

Bolt Phobia - Jul/78

In descent
granitbahn - Solo - Aug/73

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