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traverse from Promontoire by South Ridge*** AD

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From the Promontoire Hut, up the Grande Pic, and over the teeth to the Aigle Hut. An excellent traverse. (10-12hrs) The first traverse was made in 1885 by Purtscheller and the brothers Zsigmondy. (moderator)
Pierre Gaspard and sons 16/Aug/1877

Ticklists: Top quality Alps under 4000m.

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This climb is in 18 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Not full traverse. Aller retour
Si - Sep/13

Jasonic - AltLd - Aug/13

nking100 - 2013

Climbed as 2 parties of 2 - I roped up with Michelle. Descended (abbed off) together. After the big couloir, we went off-route - pretty tough. By reaching the glacier, we found the snow condition was poor (too hot), so descended to the refugee (and valley). 14.5 hrs. Great climbing, though.
masa-alpin - AltLd dnf - 07/Sep/12 with Dave (Nottingham), Max C, Michelle A

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/11

uncontrollable - AltLd O/S - Aug/11 with Max

long, long day! quite snowy but good weather. very tiring ,fell asleep on road while hitching back round to Le Berade! thought it was difficle.
Helen Gibson - AltLd - Jul/11 with Paul

Hidden - Solo dnf - Jul/09

Brilliant route.
innes - Lead - Aug/08 with Ruth

Fantastic Route. Enough said.
TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/08 with Colin Beechey

lazyhopkins - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/07 with Jon Lynch

Hut to hut in 12.5 hrs.
jl - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/07 with Brad

A fantastic big day out and one of the best alpine routes I've done. Some breath-taking situations and views along the ridge. Topped and tailed by excellent huts: we enjoyed crepes flambes in the Promontoire and poulet au citron in the Aigle! Hitched back to campsite: will be forever grateful to the Dutch couple who finally stopped on the busy road after La Grave.
Andy Clarke - Lead - 01/Aug/03 with James

Not technically difficult but a very long day out. Very hard ice in places on the North side with some dodgy cables in place but that part of the traverse would be harder without them.
Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - Aug/97 with Ian Howdin, Chris Wilson

Richard Weller - Jul/95 with Simon Currin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/94

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 12/Aug/91 with Lyn Benjamin

Was one of those days when it all flows. 3.5 hours to the summit and 9 hours hut to hut.
Dave - AltLd - 1991

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
erik.., Hidden, LJC, Hidden, Hidden, Ian Archer, Andrew Barker, Hidden, Sankey

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