Made an un-guided attempt on the Gouter route last June but we got lost twice after leaving the Tete Rouse hut! This resulted in having to turn around at about 4,100m. Needless to say, I am now familiar with the route!
As my climbing buddies live in the states, they're not able to come over again this year so I'm looking for someone (or some people) with like minded interests that I can rope up with to climb Mont Blanc. There is availability in the Gouter refuge from the 24th Sept. Assuming it stays like that for a week or so I'll be looking to fly out on the 23rd and make a summit attempt 24th, 25th or 26th.
I'm also open to the idea of the trois monts route/traverse.