Nathan2013 23/Aug/17 Lead rpt

Did this 6 years ago, but conditions are completely different now with much more ice. Very steep sections of bare ice in some parts. Way tougher than PD in current conditions. Stopped at the Gouter hut as we were shattered and went the rest of the way down the next day.

with Emma
george327 05/Aug/17 -
with Sam Davies
Hidden 16/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Slarti B 26/Jun/17 -
with Paul
Hidden 04/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
sivy100 09/Sep/15 -
Manc88 06/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
joelevanschamonix ??/2015 -
Tim Rodgers 14/Sep/14 -
aramistonks ?/Sep/14 -
Hidden 24/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden ??/2014 -
Ly-Cilph 02/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

Epic 19hr day, from Col du Midi bivvy to Les Houches.

with Till N
Pete23 30/Aug/13 AltLd

Started at 2am from midi cable car bivi- the midi arete was interesting in the dark! descended to tram - 14.5hrs in total. The tram down takes 1hr 15mins and is the slowest ever. If you have the energy, you can walk down to Les Houches in around the same time and save 26euro's!

with Stephen Mors
Hidden 22/Aug/13 -
John Procter 19/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 12/Aug/13 Solo O/S
joelevanschamonix 12/Aug/13 Solo β

with Emily roo
Hidden 11/Aug/13 -
prwalker 11/Aug/13 -
with wupert
James_L88 15/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Harry Ellis 11/Jul/13 AltLd

Aborted traverse to durier after Chris suffered with altitude. 7hrs

with Chris Cox
walts4 ??/2013 -
Sietse 06/Aug/12 AltLd
Nigel Bond 04/Jul/12 Solo
with Bern Hardman
DaveThexton ??/2012 -
D.Andrew 14/Sep/11 AltLd
Toby 10/Sep/11 Sent x
with Nate
cmars89 30/Aug/11 2nd
with Pete Duckworth, Sam duckworth
7toes 18/Jul/11 -
with Lou, JohnN
Stewart B 05/Jul/11 -

Moved together. Started moving from tent in the col du midi for 2:30am. Was on summit for 8:30am and down past the gouter to the train station for 4pm followed by a descent on foot from top of Les Houches cablecar to the valley floor. Excellent day.

with Jane Patterson
Hidden ?/Jul/11 AltLd
Matt Reed 30/Jun/11 -
Hidden 29/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
slav ?/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/10 -
StevieB125 11/Aug/10 -
with Boris Lorencic, Mark Brogan, Adam George, Dave Park, Ross McInally
raydillet 07/Aug/10 Lead G/U
with James Brown, Mark Davies
markdavies 07/Aug/10 -

The Epic !!!

with James Brown, Ray Dillet
Hidden ?/Aug/10 -
QuentinSu ?/Aug/10 Solo
Hewin 28/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Cold! Ice on Col du Mont Maudit was steeper than I expected!

industrialiceman 08/Jul/10 -
Rob N 07/Jul/10 AltLd
with Niall Roche, illwill, Liam Brophy
Hidden ?/Jun/10 -
gallonj ??/2010 -
Irk the Purist 09/Sep/09 -

Moved together the whole way as a rope of three. 2am start from the Cosmiques, back down at the railway at 13:30. A long descent! Very windy, excellent views, watching the sunrise comes highly recommended.

Hidden ?/Sep/09 -
unbezonking 18/Aug/09 AltLd
Hidden 11/Aug/09 Lead
Alexandre Buisse ?/Aug/09 Solo
searla 18/Jul/09 -


star8ug 14/Jul/09 -

Party of 4 moving together, broke final slopes of mont maudit into two pitches using the rocks two thirds up. Artic on the summit, high winds and zero vis, very cold.

with Paul, Carl, Alex
markfairbank 04/Jul/09 Solo

A long, long way. Very tired on reaching the tram stop about 2pm after setting off from the Midi station 11pm Friday night. Straight forward climbing, just need to be fit, determined and preferably acclimatised! Moved together the whole way, only took 1 axe, didn't need any screws.

with SteveyM
SteveMyatt 03/Jul/09 Solo O/S

Left Aigulle du Midi lift station at 11pm to avoid paying for a night at the Cosmiques. The long plod down from the Goutier hut was an exercise in patience . . .Great sunrise though.

with Mark Fairbank
Peter Holder ?/Jul/09 -
TimPerkin 29/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Colin Beechey
Hidden 25/Jun/09 2nd
keith365 04/Jun/09 -
garethsteel ?/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Got the last cable car up, did Mont Blanc du Tacul and Mont Maudit before a planned bivi on the Col du la Brenva, finishing over the summit the next day.

nickstephens 22/Aug/08 -
Iain Blackwood 10/Aug/08 -

Left the Cosmiques hut @ 0150hrs and summited @ 0800ish hrs, walked down the Goutier Dome to the Goutier Hut. From there down to the mountain railway (14 1/2hrs in total)and ended in Les Houches. Tired but well worth it.

with Yannick Graziani
The Bad Cough ?/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Alpine style

with Lee Bonner
Hidden ?/Jun/08 -
Hidden ?/Sep/07 -
will_lake 26/Jul/07 Lead β
with Chris Reay
rob askew 15/Jul/07 Solo O/S

First one's on the route summited ~6.00am, the first half is good, scottish III at most. But coming down the Gouter route really detracted from the experience, the smell of shit and ages spent in queues doesn't make for a fun route. I hope never to go up or down the gouter again.

Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Andy Hewison ?/Sep/06 -

Awesome experience, great sunrise, long walk down!

gripped01 ?/Aug/06 Lead
with Dan Graves
JonHarvey ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with David Moir and Michael Maben
johnjb 01/Sep/05 -
with Piero Bouvin (Verbier Guide)
glaramara 01/Aug/05 AltLd
with james
colinakmc 24/Jul/04 -
Julli 20/Jul/04 AltLd β
Hidden ?/Jul/04 -
Will Homoky 27/Jun/04 AltLd O/S

High winds from Mont Maudit. Descended from summit down an empty Glacier de Bionnassay and an empty Grande Mullets Refuge for a very good cheese omelette! 4hrs45mins to summit. 7-8 hrs summit to chamonix.

with Ned Atkins
rich_greeny ?/Jun/04 2nd O/S
Joubert ?/Jun/04 -
abbeywall ?/Jul/03 -
with K
dan_o_b ?/Jul/02 -
SB_NWUK_99 ??/1999 -

A beautiful area. A long route, climbed without hiring a mountain guide. Mont Blanc via Mt. Blanc du Tacul & Mt. Maudit.

Hidden ?/Aug/95 AltLd
wbo 15/Aug/93 -
with Mike Robinson (the now tv chef!)
lawrenceK ?/Aug/91 AltLd
Hidden 30/Aug/90 Lead
auld al ?/Aug/88 2nd
Hidden ??/1981 Solo
Falko ??/1980 AltLd O/S

Did this route in reverse i.e. up to the Gouter Hut for a cramped night. We were last out of the hut at approx 02:00 but the first on the summit. Then down to the Midi 'phrique via Maudit and Tacul. Long day but we were young and fit then.

with Martin Kaye
Paul Clarke ??/1979 -
with NUMC
granitbahn ?/Jul/71 AltLd
22 users have this on their wishlist
High PD+
Mid PD+
Low PD+
High PD
Mid PD
Low PD
High PD-
Mid PD-
Low PD-
Votes cast 14
Votes cast 11
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Not Set