Rockfax Description
II, 120m, 1 hour. From the Col du Tour, follow the ridge easily over some fun, blocky scrambling to the summit. There is the odd 'move' but generally the terrain is very straightforward and ideal for practising moving together and general alpine efficiency.
Descent - Descend the Normal Route to reach the Glacier du Tour. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
A mixed route to the summit along the ridge from the Col du Tour. Follow first snow, then rock, then mixed climbing. A steep snow pitch on the left side of the arete (North Face) through a notch leads to easier ground and the summit.

Ticklists: Rosie's Broken Alpine Dreaming.

Hidden 13/Sep -
Merlin 29/Aug -
with Dave Tait, Phil Chalkley
Chubbs 29/Aug -
Nathan2013 15/Aug Lead

A worthwhile little route. Glacier becoming difficult to cross.

with Emma
steve_gibbs 01/Aug Lead O/S
with Linus, Robbie Blease
Robbie Blease 01/Aug -

A bit naff.

with Linus, Steve
Orange 01/Aug -
stratandrew 23/Jul Lead dnf

Bivvied behind Albert premier but abondoned bivvy due to massive continuous thunderstorm high winds. Winds increased next morning. Long glacier slog to col du tour. Tricky access from the s side. Snow no longer to col. Loose gully of rubble and scree at mod to diff climbing for 25 metres. Once at col winds made ridge untenable so walked under the (unstable) tete blanche n. Face to try access the east ridge from near col blanc. Very difficult access due to crevasse. Abandoned attempts and returned via col superiuer du tour (also full of rubble on s side!, although not as steep). Note. There was a bad accident in a hidden crevasse in the col blanc area which caught out a party on the normal route (facile) between tete blanche and petit fourche. Was bad enough to need a chopper.

with Shaun Grommell, James Hall, Stuart Hurworth
Christine 04/Jul AltLd O/S
with Rich
Jack Manfredi 04/Jul -


with Andy wilcox, Dad
El_Dave_H 07/Jun AltLd

Took a diversion onto a powdery north face, to get out of the wind and into the sun.

c357 10/Aug/16 Lead
xphoenix0 03/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Luke
Storme 09/Jul/16 Lead

Made it to the ridge for sunrise - incredible views.

with Hamish Crackett, Jake Richardson
RuthW 05/Jul/16 2nd
Jake397 ?/Jul/16 -
with Hamish, Storme England
jhobbs 27/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with Mark Haward
A Jackson ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Neil Murphy
Nesa 06/Jul/15 2nd

Very icy!

with L. Muirhead, B. Bradford (Guide)
John1458 01/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/14 -
Hidden ?/Aug/14 -
adam088 ?/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

With guide Oskar Wahlund

Hidden 16/Jun/13 -
murray ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Ryan, Rob
Hidden 02/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
alias dave 02/Sep/12 Solo O/S
with Sam.EB
timofy ?/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Tony Prendergast 10/Aug/12 -
with Mike Cleary
Jonny Nick 01/Aug/12 AltLd

Set off from Albert Premier hut.

DigitalSteak ?/Aug/12 Lead
Robbo1 12/Jul/12 -
Happy Haggis 12/Jul/12 -
sjbrook 09/Jul/12 -
with PMC
Dave Richards 09/Jul/12 -
Huw Mithan 03/Jul/12 2nd
with Ben Fitzgerald
ladymuck 03/Jul/12 2nd O/S

On Conville Course

efetunc ?/Jul/12 AltLd

Climbed on the way back from the summit of Petit Fourche.

with Rafal Malczyk
jon_ridley 27/Jun/12 AltLd

The snow slope consisted of Scottish slush on ice sheet; interesting

becoming-stranger 27/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Emily Cropton 27/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/06 AltLd
Simnel ?/Sep/03 -
Hidden 23/Aug/00 -
Celia Watson 23/Aug/00 -
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