Didn't summit, too busy. Stopped at col just below.
FAR TOO HOT! Snow not in good condition
Mr Spoons - 2nd - 30/Jun/15 with Vangelis Stavroulakis
In descent after Contamine-Grisole. Moved roped together with hand coils.
thom_jenkinson - Solo O/S - 26/Jun/15 with Rob
Hidden - 2015
Hidden - 2015
K Mckay - 2015
Hidden - 02/Nov/14
Rustyclimb - 15/Oct/14
In descent after Contamine-Grisole.
davkeo - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/14
lanky and weak - 08/Sep/14 with Jason King
in descent after climbing chere couloir and summiting. practically ran down to make the last bin down.
Webster - Solo - Sep/14
greenclimb - AltLd - 08/Aug/14 with Sarah
Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/14
Hidden - Solo rpt - 06/Aug/14
JackM92 - Aug/14
Sam Ash - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/14 with Jake Shaw
Nick_Merriman - 21/Jun/14 with Tim Harper, Retro Rowan
Tim Harper - 21/Jun/14 with Retro Rowan
Retro Rowan - Lead - 21/Jun/14 with climbingdrummer
JackM92 - 2014
jcw - 2014
Hidden - 2014
Hidden - 2014
Dougbart - 2014 with Iain
joe.91 - Solo O/S - 24/Sep/13 with Thomas Reid
Hidden - Solo - 17/Aug/13
greenclimb - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/13 with Sarah
mickd - 11/Aug/13
euanryan - 11/Aug/13 with Willis
gavinpeach - 01/Aug/13 with Glen Dickson
ClimbingGlen - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Gavin Peach
John Procter - Lead O/S - Aug/13
Henry's first 4000m peak.
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Henry Haworth
Adamski1986 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Stewart Webb, Kerry Gutteridge
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jul/13
blue_sundown - AltLd - 07/Jul/13 with Peter, Tom L, Owen
laurence_falconer - 06/Jul/13
steve_gibbs - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/13 with Al Docherty
thomaspomfrett - Solo - 26/Jun/13 with Neil (Conville/Alps)
Hidden - 23/Jun/13
Avinash Aujayeb - AltLd - 01/Jun/13
muzz44 - Lead O/S - Jun/13 with Ryan
Hidden - Solo rpt - 08/May/13
Kris - Solo - Apr/13
Hidden - 2013
freeheel47 - 2013
Hidden - 2013
adamwesthead - AltLd dnf - 20/Oct/12 with Dad
JKBowers - AltLd - 12/Aug/12 with Ben Bennet
Gareth T - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/12 with Tim Popplestone
After deciding the seracs and approach to Chèré Couloir wasn't great. Some nice ice on upper section :)
thetradlad - Solo rpt - 10/Jul/12 with Harry Thorpe
Harry Thorpe - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/12 with Jake Lodge
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/12
After bailing off the 3 Monts. Trying to descend the last scrambly bit at the same time as many guided groups were being dragged up was pretty ridiculous.
Katherine Ross - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/12 with Becky Hampshire
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jul/12
Reached plateau and were within 400m of summit, but fierce winds, cold temps and altitude sickness (Manik) caused us to retreat.
gravity - AltLd dnf - 07/Jul/12 with Ian Lau, Manik
Nigel Bond - Solo - 04/Jul/12 with Bern Hardman
Martin Rowe - Lead rpt - 02/Jul/12 with Paul Carroll
Hidden - 28/Jun/12
jon_ridley - AltLd - 24/Jun/12 with Will Pope, Emily Cropton
becoming-stranger - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Emily Cropton, Jon Ridley
Emily Cropton - AltLd - 24/Jun/12 with Jon Ridley
Luke Davies - 24/Jun/12
Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jun/12
Prez - 22/Jun/12
Hidden - 02/Jun/12
Whitty2012 - 02/Jun/12 with Peter Heath, Ian Whitfield
Hidden - 2012
Laramadness - 2012
Sam Simpson - 30/Aug/11 with Stuart Air
Hidden - 03/Aug/11
Hidden - 03/Aug/11
android_lloyd - Aug/11
Hidden - Aug/11
sj87 - 08/Jul/11
tc7118 - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/11
4000m acclimatisation peak in preparation for 3 monts route. Beautiful conditions, no problem with crevasses which had nice bridges accross. Set off from cosmiques hut @ 8am (late start) and were back at the midi by 12:30pm. The summit rocks were busy and again provided a sting int he tail to make the route more worthwhile. Weather crapped out the next day so headed to italy and Gran Paradiso instead of MB.
Marky Mark - Jul/11
thetradlad - Jul/11 with Alice Manwaring, Philip Pavey, James Brewer
industrialiceman - 26/Jun/11
tomtom89 - 25/Jun/11 with Jack
jac00 - 25/Jun/11 with Tom
Eireannach - Jun/11 with Vladimir Zholobenko, Alek Zholobenko, Nial Browne
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/10
Hidden - 26/Aug/10
4.5hrs return to midi, loadsa snow, cutting trail
Matt Bennett - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/10 with Lewis Grey
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/10
Probably not PD. no option for F though.
Full of Nigel & Jeremy's.
Karl Wooffindin - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/10 with Ollie Hemstock
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/10
Started early in the cold shadow of Tacul descended in the heat of the day , very very quickly.
BigHell - Solo - 01/Aug/10
From Cosmiques hut.
CWMulcahy - 01/Aug/10
baldie_chick - AltLd dnf - 18/Jul/10 with kidB
Aborted as Clare got a little scared by the seracs...
Ly-Cilph - AltLd dnf - 18/Jul/10 with Clare A
groovy_nut - 12/Jul/10 with Patrick
Jonny M - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/10 with Helen Tsai
GiveHerHelen - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/10 with Jon Moulding
Hidden - 03/Jul/10
jonesieboy - Jul/10
dannyboy83 - Jul/10 with Emily
Lancer - Jul/10
benny_m - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Ali Brown
Hidden - 22/Jun/10
Climbed the route to ski the Gervasutti couloir but had to ski back down the way we went up due to bad weather.
Ben Briggs - Solo - Jun/10 with Brendan
Hidden - 2010
keith leonard - 2010
Guy Wilson - 2010
Ross L - 2nd - 08/Sep/09
Hidden - Lead - 06/Sep/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/09
KatieG - 02/Sep/09
Sam-westcott - Sep/09
Hidden - Lead β - Sep/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/09
Jillybean - 31/Aug/09 with Simon Marshall
Hidden - 05/Aug/09
Sam-westcott - Aug/09
Tom Livingstone - Aug/09
Hidden - 05/Jul/09
Hidden - 29/Jun/09
BenJacobs - 29/Jun/09 with Steve and Ollie
JamesRoddie - 2009 with Alex Roddie
wanted to do a paraglide descent, but ended up having to fly down from the midi. still spectacular though!
milkyjoe - 28/Sep/08 with tom
Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/08
2 days before big avalanche!Steady plod with a nice mixed finish. Unfortunatly met the biggest cock of a french guide on the descent who played up to all the stereotypes and nearly put us in mischief. His english clients whispered that 'he wasn't a nice man' as we passed them, ha, money well spent!
Zoomer - Lead - 21/Aug/08 with J. Cartwright & D McAndrew
Jules 210681 - 2nd - 21/Aug/08 with glenn bloomer
DannyMac - 2nd - 21/Aug/08 with glenn bloomer
Descent after chere col, Loads of interesting snow bridges over bergscrunds and huge seracs, a nice we walk. Must be a trudge and a half going up!
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Neil Mackenzie
Descended this after the Tacul Triangle, didn't look like much fun coming up it though.
adw07 - AltLd - 10/Aug/08 with Nick Donohue
descent through some cool territory
Neil Mackenzie - 10/Aug/08 with Andy
aged_ape - 08/Aug/08 with MB
Hidden - Aug/08
Tom Livingstone - Aug/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/08
Well within guidebook time. A cracking mountain but the route was a little monotonous!
Only a hill - 24/Jul/08 with James Roddie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/08
robertporter - Jul/08
jimsrankin - AltLd - Jul/08 with Mel
Great view from the top, plently of inspiration. Had to summit to ourselves- nice touch for my first 4000er.
SteveMyatt - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/08 with Mark Fairbank
Joined the route after climbing Chere Couloir.
david0811 - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/08 with Mark Reid
Moved roped together the whole way, just a snow plod really for acclimatisation purposes, but still my first 4000er with a great view from the summit.
markfairbank - Solo - 30/Jun/08 with SteveyM
Hidden - 18/Jun/08
Hidden - 2nd - Jun/08
AndrewJenkins - 2008
Git Avalanched by collapsing cerac had to initiate rescue for climber below us who was struck by ice boulder
Griff87 - 2008 with Chris Sawdon
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/07
Hidden - Lead - 15/Aug/07
matty g - AltLd - 01/Aug/07
dj_brigham05 - Aug/07
rob k - Lead O/S - Jul/07 with C Amis
Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/07
bugmonkey - 02/Jun/07
Wanderer100 - Jun/07
cheekyboy - Lead - 2007 with Dave Stead
not good for first acclamatization unless you turn around well before summit.
dror - 2007
Jim Brooke - Aug/06 with Juan
kevburr - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/06 with Eric du Camp
Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/06
Hidden - 17/Jul/06
Chris Davids - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/06 with Mark
Russell Lovett - AltLd - 09/Jul/06 with andrew haigh
Tom Stoddart - 01/Jul/06 with Tom Slade
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/06
Awesome! Easy, but fun, cracking views.
Epic Ebdon - Jul/06 with Jon Rogerson, Stuard Heald
tommytuffa - Jul/06 with ollie b
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/06
Hidden - 30/Jun/06
djking1983 - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/06
Solo without the skis
Brian Birtle - 27/Jun/06 with Moi-meme
Stuie - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/06 with Jon Rogerson & Tim Ebdon
Joubert - Jun/06
Brian Birtle - May/06 with Patagonian Thomas and Tom
On ski. Nice powder day!
Brian Birtle - Apr/06 with German Thomas
Hidden - Solo - Oct/05
mathquirk - 22/Sep/05 with Babu Blatt
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/05
swiss - AltLd - Sep/05
Hidden - Aug/05
More of a snow plod than a climb really, but 'had to be done' on the way to the summit of Mt Blanc.
Stefan - AltLd O/S - Aug/05 with Pete Jenkins
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/05
bpmclimb - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/05 with Cham group
More of a roped up walk than a climb
chrissloan84 - Jul/05 with Sim
Somerset swede basher - 2nd O/S - Jul/05 with Masa Sakano
My first 4000 meter sumit. Relatively easy as you get 6am Midi cable car to 3800 meters then walk via the gate to narrow snow/ice ridge to the Vallee Blanche at about 3500 meters (I think). From here you thread your way through the massive crevaces on the north west face to the long ridge on the skyline. Then continue for what seems like forever along the top of this to scramble up the the little rocky pyramid that makes up the sumit. A few days after we did this a number of Royal Marines were killed in an avalanche on the same route - a stark reminder of the dangers of alpinism.
mmalbon - Jul/05 with Mick
Zipped up this telling Rachel how, round by round, England would go about winning the World Cup in 2006... ah well.
jimorothy - AltLd - Jul/05 with Rachel Crolla
fizzy_elephant - Jun/05 with Rob Williams
In winter with snow shoes before I knew how dangerous this face could be!
Stuart Johnston - Lead O/S - Mar/05 with Lara Kuehl
Left too early and got to summit before dawn
clams - 2005 with AD, Liam
Suffered altitude sickness, which felt quite severe at the time.
Ewan Russell - 2nd O/S - Aug/04 with Mike(Dad)
Hidden - Lead - Aug/04
Will Gordon - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with Irish bloke
Hidden - Jul/04
Alpandy - Jul/04
4-5 hrs from hut. Good conditions.
Will Homoky - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/04 with Ned Atkins
Hidden - Jun/04
LardClimber - Jun/04
tom_holdsworth - 20/Sep/03 with Will Taylor
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/03
edek_w - Jul/03
Phill_ Thompson - Jul/03 with Mike Lea, Lucy Prins
Hidden - 30/Jun/03
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jun/03
Smelly Fox - Lead dnf - 20/Apr/03 with Rosie, Al reaney, Rob Clifton
Dave Bond - Sep/02 with john leyland
markshaf - Lead - 02/Aug/02 with Gareth Hartwell
MJH - Aug/02 with Keith D
mikehenesy - AltLd O/S - Aug/02 with Rob Beadnel
So well acclimatised were able to jog up and made summit in about 1hr 40.
Andy Clarke - Lead - 29/Jul/02 with JamesW
stuartm555 - AltLd - 19/Jul/02 with Douglas Cowan
Ander - Solo - 10/Jul/02 with Kev
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/02
Hidden - Lead - Jul/02
Ian Roberts - Jun/02
barrington1978 - Aug/01
Hidden - Jul/01
Tim W - 2001 with Matt Kilner, Jamie Moss
nickdonohue - 03/Sep/00 with Mark McCarthy
paul birch - Jul/00
andrewbooth1000 - Solo - 30/Aug/99
rlrs - AltLd - Aug/99
ajoliver - Jun/99 with Jonathan Russell
Hidden - 10/Aug/98
Richard Alderton - 1998 with Nicola, Giblet
Hidden - 1998
surfdad - 1998 with Richard Alderton
Bilbo - 05/Aug/97 with Steve
tomkhoward - AltLd O/S - 1997 with Nick (SICMC)
Colin Edwards - Jul/96 with Miles Goff, Malcolm Flatt, Clive Osbourne
stokesrees - Solo - 1996
auld al - Solo O/S - Jul/95
John Simpson - AltLd O/S - Mar/95 with Jim O Kane
Hidden - Solo - 10/Jun/94
brady - AltLd - 30/Jul/93 with Mark Duffield
Hidden - 27/Jul/93
Hidden - 27/Jul/93
Hidden - 27/Jul/92
Hidden - Solo - Sep/90
Hidden - Jul/90
Done as part of 3M's route up Mont Blanc.
Pete_Frost - Lead - Jul/90 with Luc Percival
Descent after Gervasuti Pillar
mark-abz - Solo - Aug/88
mark-abz - Solo - Aug/88 with Andy W
freeheel47 - Jul/87
Nice day long ago. My first 4000er. Easy climbing, but loose snow slopes - recognised these days as quite dangerous, hence PD+. We found a nice little alternative finishing gully with considerable exposure.
Memorable but for the wrong reason. Got sick on descent. A psycho, (you, the police and I know who you are) had 'spiked' my water bottle with some yellow-brown oily stuff. If you (psycho) ever read this then stay away from me and climbing. Such people exist even among climbers it seems. Didn't realise what had happened at the time, but found out later in life. Bob had to push me back up the arete to the A. du Midi for the last cable car down.
Also on a bit of dark note, there had been a recent plane crash on the final ridge with debris: aircraft tail still sticking out of the snow!
Wow. What a day!
jmr - AltLd - 15/Jul/77 with Bob Howard
Steve Bell - 1977