Rockfax Description
III, 15km there and back, 1 day. The most popular and straightforward route up Mont Blanc is often busy. The description starts on the approach slopes just above the Refuge de Tête Rousse.
Approach - Take the Tramway du Mont Blanc to the Nid d'Aigle at 2372m, either by boarding it at St Gervais, or by meeting it half way having taken the Bellevue cable car from Les Houches (this has the advantage that it can be reached from the rest of Chamonix Valley using public transport). From the Nid d'Aigle, walk south for 50m on the wide track before branching off left on a smaller path, which is marked with regular dabs of red paint. Initially the path twists and turns, before straightening to reach the Baraque Forestière des Rognes (a small, unmanned hut). From here the path gets gradually steeper and more exposed as it zigzags up to the ridge of the Aiguille du Goûter. The ridge divides the Griaz and Tête Rousse Glaciers. Both have shrunk considerably in recent years and are not especially attractive, although the rest of the scenery around here is excellent.
At the top of the ridge is a warden's hut, where you may have to show proof of a hut booking, or at least demonstrate that you are not planning to camp in the vicinity of the Refuge du Goûter. Camping seems to be tolerated around the Refuge de Tête Rousse, and there is normally a large collection of tents just east of it.
If you are stopping at the Refuge de Tête Rousse, cross the Tête Rousse Glacier easily to reach the refuge (crampons may be necessary). Reaching the hut should take 2 to 2.5 hours from the Nid d'Aigle. Staying at the Tête Rousse has two main advantages - it is quieter and therefore easier to get a reservation (and a good night's sleep), and it allows you to cross the Grand Couloir in the cooler temperatures of the night rather than in the heat of the day when rockfall is worse. The glaring downside is that it adds three hours of uphill to your summit day.
If continuing up to the Refuge du Goûter, take a more direct line towards the west face of the Aiguille du Goûter, and cross the Tête Rousse Glacier diagonally, heading for its southeast edge, and the ridge which divides it from the Bionnassay Glacier. Having reached this ridge, follow it to the Grand Couloir, which is made obvious by the metal wire which crosses it. The route description begins from here.
1) Move quickly up to the Grand Couloir, pause to check for rocks, and then move quickly across it. This is the most dangerous part of the ascent to the Refuge du Goûter, and some of the path before the couloir is exposed to rockfall, with only the very last few metres before the crossing being sheltered.
Having crossed the couloir, a vague path leads you up and right onto the south side of the ridge up to the Aiguille du Goûter.
Crossing the Grand Couloir Safety Notes
- The couloir is often busy, wait in a safe spot until you have an opportunity to cross without affecting others.
- Don't be afraid to jump the queue; if a group is putting you in danger by making you wait, ask to go ahead. Etiquette and a desire on everyone's part to keep moving normally ensures that you don't wait around for long.
- The wire across the couloir can be useful, but consider whether you need it. The couloir is roughly 30m wide, and 40 degrees, usually with a very good path across it. Many people prefer to quickly dash across rather than introduce ropes and other things that may slow them down. The best way of staying safe is to be quick.
- If you use the wire, clip a karabiner to it, clip your rope through the karabiner and then tie each party member on to the rope with plenty of slack and carry the slack in your hands to avoid tripping over it. The wire is only there for an emergency in case of a fall and it is not to be used like a via ferrata. Do not clip into the wire with a sling - the wire is several metres away from the path across the couloir, so if you clip into it with insufficient slack it will pull you off the path and leave you hanging in mid-air.
- Once across the couloir, and headed for the Refuge du Goûter, you are still threatened by stonefall (but less so) for the first 50 vertical metres or so. Keep moving!
- Higher up the ridge, you can often see into the couloir, and will be able to shout to people crossing lower down if you see any rocks falling. The word normally shouted is "caillou" (French for pebble/stone, pronounced "kai-oo"), but any loud expletives should work.
2) From here follow the vague path, polish, crampon scratches and occasional red paint marks up the ridge, over some enjoyable and straightforward scrambling, until roughly 3600m, where cables have been installed as handrails. Follow these to the now disused old Refuge du Goûter (which is now completely locked up and can't be dossed in, but which does have a fantastic view of the route you have just completed). Go around the hut to the right and climb a short snow slope (often equipped with a handrail) to reach the top of the Aiguille du Goûter.
3) Having taken in the superb view of the Aiguille du Midi, walk south for 100m along the flat snow ridge to reach the new Refuge du Goûter. Getting to the Refuge du Goûter takes roughly three hours from the Tête Rousse. Breakfast is served in the small hours of the morning at the Goûter (the exact time depends on what month it is and when the sun will rise) so the approach to the Dôme du Goûter is usually climbed in the dark. Luckily the route finding is straightforward.
4) Immediately after leaving the hut, pass two rises on their eastern sides and then climb up the Northwest Face of the Dôme du Goûter. There are occasional crevasses, but generally the climb is a series of gentle switchbacks with little to worry about.
5) The route narrowly misses the summit of the Dôme du Goûter, and few people bother tagging the top. Having passed under the Dôme, descend gently to the Col des Dômes, at the foot of the Bosses Ridge - 2.5 to 3 hours from the Refuge du Goûter.
6) From here, 100m of steep snow leads up to the Bivouac Vallot. This is an emergency shelter but some climbers sleep in it. As a result it has become fairly disgusting, with human waste and rubbish piled up in the corner. It does provide some shelter though, so most people pause here for a bite to eat before the Bosses Ridge.
7) Having passed to the right of the Bivouac Vallot, a short, steep snow slope leads to the two distinctive 'bosses' (humps) which mark the beginning of the Bosses Ridge. Go over the Grande Bosse and the Petite Bosse (which, confusingly enough, is the higher of the two) and follow the stunning and exposed snow ridge to the summit, staying mainly on the west side of the ridge. 5 to 6 hours from the Refuge du Goûter.
Descent - Either descend the route (no abseils required) or follow the Trois Monts Route down to the Aiguille du Midi. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
From Les Houches, cable car and train take you to the start of the walk up to the Gouter Hut. Best to be early as possible in the day as the couloir before the steep hike up the Aig. du Gouter can be a shooting gallery. 4 hours from end of train to Gouter Hut.

From the hut, follow the tracks towards the Dome du Gouter, passing underneath and then down to the Col du Dome and then continue on toward the Vallot Bivouac Hut. From here the trail becomes more steep as you ascend the Bosses Ridge over two "false" summits to the snowy ridge that leads to the top. 6 hours from the hut to the top.

L. Stephen and F. Tuckett with M. Anderegg, J Bennen and P Perren 18/Jul/1861

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Mikebridge 20 Aug Show βeta
βeta: Grand colouir was devoid of snow and Rock fall was constant- even at 2am. Climbing the wires on the west side immediately after the coloiur, parties above were knocking pretty large blocks down on us during the descent.
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βeta: Grand colouir was devoid of snow and Rock fall was constant- even at 2am. Climbing the wires on the west side immediately after the coloiur, parties above were knocking pretty large blocks down on us during the descent.
clokpin 15 Jul Show βeta
βeta: Grand Colouir albeit short should be taken seriously and rockfall could be unexpected - when going up at 4am, got lots of rock like a mg42 in saving private ryan but quiet like ghost when coming down when the sun is shinning right at the colouir
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βeta: Grand Colouir albeit short should be taken seriously and rockfall could be unexpected - when going up at 4am, got lots of rock like a mg42 in saving private ryan but quiet like ghost when coming down when the sun is shinning right at the colouir
Jason livesey 8 Jul Show βeta
βeta: Great to tick this classic mountain after visiting Chamonix so many times. No real problem crossing Grand couloir which was a bonus. Overnight in Gouter hut and up and out by 2.50am and on the summit by 6.30am. Great sunrise but very cold and windy on the summit. Descended same way to pick up our stuff we left in the Gouter hut and a quick coffee. Down to catch 13.35 Nid Agle train and birthday beers in Chamonix ????
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βeta: Great to tick this classic mountain after visiting Chamonix so many times. No real problem crossing Grand couloir which was a bonus. Overnight in Gouter hut and up and out by 2.50am and on the summit by 6.30am. Great sunrise but very cold and windy on the summit. Descended same way to pick up our stuff we left in the Gouter hut and a quick coffee. Down to catch 13.35 Nid Agle train and birthday beers in Chamonix ????
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Mikebridge 9 Aug - Great day- high winds all the way but clear skies. 5hrs from Tete Rousse to summit 3 hrs down.
Great day- high winds all the way but clear skies. 5hrs from Tete Rousse to summit 3 hrs down.
gooberman-hill 4 Aug - Up from the Tete Rousse and back down to Nid D'Aigle in a day. Left the hut at 2:30am, summited in cloud at 8:45, back at Nid D'Aigle at 2:30pm. Grand Couloir is dry right now. No stonefall at all on the way up, some intermittant stonefall (nothing near us) on descent.
with Holly Rush
Up from the Tete Rousse and back down to Nid D'Aigle in a day. Left the hut at 2:30am, summited in cloud at 8:45, back at Nid D'Aigle at 2:30pm. Grand Couloir is dry right now. No stonefall at all on the way up, some intermittant stonefall (nothing near us) on descent.
with Holly Rush
alexanv 4 Aug Solo
jjone797 3 Aug - Started from Tete Rousse hut, descent back to Nid d'Aiguile. Left hut at 2:15, summited at 7:30.
Started from Tete Rousse hut, descent back to Nid d'Aiguile. Left hut at 2:15, summited at 7:30.
vmivanov 31 Jul Lead
with Nick P, Harry P
with Nick P, Harry P
Olliequilter123 25 Jul -
MarcyBoy87 21 Jul - Turned back at Vallot hut
Turned back at Vallot hut
pete.langdown 21 Jul -
Hidden 17 Jul AltLd O/S
Jason livesey 8 Jul Lead O/S Great to tick this classic mountain after visiting Chamonix so many times. No real problem crossing Grand couloir which was a bonus. Overnight in Gouter hut and up and out by 2.50am and on the summit by 6.30am. Great sunrise but very cold and windy on the summit. Descended same way to pick up our stuff we left in the Gouter hut and a quick coffee. Down to catch 13.35 Nid Agle train and birthday beers in Chamonix ????
with Katie Livesey
Great to tick this classic mountain after visiting Chamonix so many times. No real problem crossing Grand couloir which was a bonus. Overnight in Gouter hut and up and out by 2.50am and on the summit by 6.30am. Great sunrise but very cold and windy on the summit. Descended same way to pick up our stuff we left in the Gouter hut and a quick coffee. Down to catch 13.35 Nid Agle train and birthday beers in Chamonix ????
with Katie Livesey
Curlywombat 5 Jul -
Nick_Brown164 5 Jul -
with James Lunny, Curlywombat
with James Lunny, Curlywombat
xingzhekui 5 Jul -
Rowern 29 Jun Lead O/S
Steely12 27 Jun - In descent.
In descent.
QuentinSu 19 Jun Lead rpt
lxy 4 Jun 2nd
Hidden 24 Sep, 2018 Lead rpt
deandarvill 13 Sep, 2018 -
with Paul Kenney, Ian Wilson
with Paul Kenney, Ian Wilson
Hidden 6 Sep, 2018 -
allyrocke 5 Sep, 2018 Solo O/S
with Katie Main
with Katie Main
clokpin 5 Sep, 2018 Solo Day 1 - 10am arrive Chamonix after 18hrs flight - acclimatize at Grand Montet Day 2- Go up Tete Rousse via Nig Aigle - Camped at Tete Rousse Day 3 - Up at 4am - summit 2pm - back at 8pm, not fast but kept speed constant due to limited acclimatization and tight schedule Day 4 - Leave Tete Rousse early morning
Day 1 - 10am arrive Chamonix after 18hrs flight - acclimatize at Grand Montet Day 2- Go up Tete Rousse via Nig Aigle - Camped at Tete Rousse Day 3 - Up at 4am - summit 2pm - back at 8pm, not fast but kept speed constant due to limited acclimatization and tight schedule Day 4 - Leave Tete Rousse early morning
Shane Nowakowski 4 Sep, 2018 TR O/S
Hidden 4 Sep, 2018 Solo O/S
vaiva 27 Aug, 2018 Solo
tomaspkr 27 Aug, 2018 Solo O/S
with vaiva
with vaiva
HardknottDave 7 Aug, 2018 - Wow! Just wow!! A lifetime goal achieved with massive emotions on the summit. Grand Couloir was a bit of a pig, but not quite as much as the authorities. The Mayor of Saint Gervais can go and do one.... Returned the Trois Monts .... Mont Maudit also being a bit of a pig, but at least we didn't have to suffer rockfalls.
with Peter, Fran
Wow! Just wow!! A lifetime goal achieved with massive emotions on the summit. Grand Couloir was a bit of a pig, but not quite as much as the authorities. The Mayor of Saint Gervais can go and do one.... Returned the Trois Monts .... Mont Maudit also being a bit of a pig, but at least we didn't have to suffer rockfalls.
with Peter, Fran
QuentinSu 5 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Dougbart 3 Aug, 2018 - In decent
with Adrian
In decent
with Adrian
Artem Babichenko 1 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S 6h from Tete Rousse hut to the summit. 3.5h back. Cloudy at the summit
6h from Tete Rousse hut to the summit. 3.5h back. Cloudy at the summit
Hidden 1 Aug, 2018 AltLd
JPSmith 31 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Neil Palfrey
with Neil Palfrey
Hidden 26 Jul, 2018 -
jayray 23 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Hidden 20 Jul, 2018 -
Pero 13 Jul, 2018 - In descent after traverse from Aiguille de Bionnassay.
In descent after traverse from Aiguille de Bionnassay.
norris.dan ?Jul, 2018 2nd Part of Jagged Globe guided week. Spectacular end to our week and we hit the summit from the Tette Rousse and back in 10 hrs. Highest acclimatisation point was the Tette Rousse all week and really felt the altitude by the Bosses Ridges. Temperature was -5C with 20km winds. Summit cold, feet broken but we did it.
with Marius Hurley-Bennett
Part of Jagged Globe guided week. Spectacular end to our week and we hit the summit from the Tette Rousse and back in 10 hrs. Highest acclimatisation point was the Tette Rousse all week and really felt the altitude by the Bosses Ridges. Temperature was -5C with 20km winds. Summit cold, feet broken but we did it.
with Marius Hurley-Bennett
Oliver Smaje ?Jul, 2018 - In descent
with Rob Taylor
In descent
with Rob Taylor
Al_Mac 29 Jun, 2018 -
Gemmazrobo 29 Jun, 2018 Solo O/S
with Al_Mac
with Al_Mac
martha1121 22 Jun, 2018 2nd
Alex Yeo 21 Jun, 2018 -
glencoebob ??, 2018 -
mjw ??, 2018 -
Ben Costello 28 Sep, 2017 -
with Deary65
with Deary65
Deary65 28 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S Started from Tete Rousse hut at 2am and managed to be the first ones on the summit at 07:22ish! Perfect time for the sunrise - absolutely stunning!
Started from Tete Rousse hut at 2am and managed to be the first ones on the summit at 07:22ish! Perfect time for the sunrise - absolutely stunning!
Hidden 26 Sep, 2017 2nd rpt
msp1987 20 Sep, 2017 - Climbed from the Gouter refuge. Started at half 4 and on the summit for half 9. Very cold conditions (-30°C) plus a lot of new snow made conditions tricky. Had to walk in from Bellevue cable car due to the tramway being shut. Missed the last cable car down so had an additional 2 hour walk back to Les Houches. Gutted!6
with Charlotte
Climbed from the Gouter refuge. Started at half 4 and on the summit for half 9. Very cold conditions (-30°C) plus a lot of new snow made conditions tricky. Had to walk in from Bellevue cable car due to the tramway being shut. Missed the last cable car down so had an additional 2 hour walk back to Les Houches. Gutted!6
with Charlotte
Rhys Deane 16 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Jack Matcalf
with Jack Matcalf
JackM92 16 Sep, 2017 - Straight up from the valley, no lifts. 6hrs from tettre rouse to summit, distinct lack of any acclimatisation. Then walked back to les houches in one go, exhausting.
Straight up from the valley, no lifts. 6hrs from tettre rouse to summit, distinct lack of any acclimatisation. Then walked back to les houches in one go, exhausting.
Iggy_B 28 Aug, 2017 -
with Phil
with Phil
Guillem 28 Aug, 2017 Lead dnf
ryan_keith_thomas 26 Aug, 2017 Solo β
Alex Thurstans 25 Aug, 2017 -
steve_gibbs 22 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Owen Silitch
with Owen Silitch
Lakesben 18 Aug, 2017 - Left Tete Rousse at 2am and made the summit at 7.15am. Strong winds made it very cold and it seemed quite a few parties turned back. Totally worth it and the Grand couloir was silent.
with Anna, Sam
Left Tete Rousse at 2am and made the summit at 7.15am. Strong winds made it very cold and it seemed quite a few parties turned back. Totally worth it and the Grand couloir was silent.
with Anna, Sam
CameronH 15 Aug, 2017 -
with Mum
with Mum
67hours 14 Aug, 2017 Lead dog Perfect weather
Perfect weather
TomH92 14 Aug, 2017 - Slept at the Gouter hut having gotten last minute spaces in the hut. Ascended from the hut at 0240 and passed over the Bosses Ridges in the dark. There were very strong wings during the ascent and temperatures were around the -15 mark. Summitted just in time for sunrise at 0630, and back at the hut for 0830. I would not do this route again due to the 'climbing' circus. I have never seen such flagrant disregard for peoples safety: people in trainers shoved into crampons, people with no warm clothing, guides having abandoned their clients. I am glad that I have ticked off the climb, but in future I will be sticking to climbs out of the reach of the average paying punter.
with Ben Law, Ben Heinrich
Slept at the Gouter hut having gotten last minute spaces in the hut. Ascended from the hut at 0240 and passed over the Bosses Ridges in the dark. There were very strong wings during the ascent and temperatures were around the -15 mark. Summitted just in time for sunrise at 0630, and back at the hut for 0830. I would not do this route again due to the 'climbing' circus. I have never seen such flagrant disregard for peoples safety: people in trainers shoved into crampons, people with no warm clothing, guides having abandoned their clients. I am glad that I have ticked off the climb, but in future I will be sticking to climbs out of the reach of the average paying punter.
with Ben Law, Ben Heinrich
Hidden 7 Aug, 2017 -
Duncan 88 7 Aug, 2017 -
Iceaxe92 3 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S
with Miroslaw Jelczala
with Miroslaw Jelczala
bc44caesar 24 Jul, 2017 -
SlavaKuznetsov 21 Jul, 2017 Lead dnf Had to turn around just below Gouter. Very strong winds, lenticular clouds, very high windchill. No chance of summit.
with Daniel Sowik
Had to turn around just below Gouter. Very strong winds, lenticular clouds, very high windchill. No chance of summit.
with Daniel Sowik
Matt Boyd 16 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Walked down the Goûter as a descent from the Trois Mont route, does this still count? ????
with Neil Dickson
Walked down the Goûter as a descent from the Trois Mont route, does this still count? ????
with Neil Dickson
Hidden 15 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
Marc-A Di Guisto 3 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
Arthur Billaud 26 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
with nick pierce, Phil Turner
with nick pierce, Phil Turner
Hidden 20 Jun, 2017 Solo
Hawb 19 Jun, 2017 -
with JFT
with JFT
JFT 19 Jun, 2017 - Set off from Tete Rousse at 01:45 reaching the summit for 08:30; back to the Tete Rousse for 1pm. With Iain, Hayden and Jud
with Hawb
Set off from Tete Rousse at 01:45 reaching the summit for 08:30; back to the Tete Rousse for 1pm. With Iain, Hayden and Jud
with Hawb
JimBee 19 Jun, 2017 Solo O/S Messed up my layers. Started off from the Gouter with just a thermal at 3am - was far too cold! Had trouble with my new gloves being too stiff as well. Layered up and managed to get through the night. Then the climb above the Vallot was a lovely walk in very still conditions. Left excess kit at Vallot and just took 1.5L water.
Messed up my layers. Started off from the Gouter with just a thermal at 3am - was far too cold! Had trouble with my new gloves being too stiff as well. Layered up and managed to get through the night. Then the climb above the Vallot was a lovely walk in very still conditions. Left excess kit at Vallot and just took 1.5L water.
Hidden 17 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Jun, 2017 2nd dnf
the.proud.man 8 Jun, 2017 -
gregorhogg 27 May, 2017 Lead O/S
jcoup ??, 2017 Solo
andymcronald 18 Dec, 2016 2nd Day 1 stayed at Tete Roussewinter room. After summiting stayed at Gouter Winter room.
with Paulo Tombini
Day 1 stayed at Tete Roussewinter room. After summiting stayed at Gouter Winter room.
with Paulo Tombini
Hidden 3 Nov, 2016 AltLd
Dougbart 3 Nov, 2016 AltLd
with easers
with easers
epic ed 24 Sep, 2016 Solo
with Adam W, Adam F
with Adam W, Adam F
JHolland 23 Sep, 2016 - Brilliant experience, with an inversion hanging around at approx 3500m whilst we made the summit. Approach safer than normal due to recent snowfalls covering the couloir, however very long without the tram to help! Snow added some interest to scramble section. Ended up on the shoulder below the summit in approx 3 hours, so waited 45 mins for the sun to come up before summiting-very cold! One awkward section after the bosses, crossing a wide crevasse then yarding up a fixed rope through a chimney (broke the monotony quite well...). All in all, brilliant to stand on the highest Alp of them all. Recommend trying to ensure you leave the hut first, as to have the summit of such a popular and iconic mountain to yourself is a superb experience
Brilliant experience, with an inversion hanging around at approx 3500m whilst we made the summit. Approach safer than normal due to recent snowfalls covering the couloir, however very long without the tram to help! Snow added some interest to scramble section. Ended up on the shoulder below the summit in approx 3 hours, so waited 45 mins for the sun to come up before summiting-very cold! One awkward section after the bosses, crossing a wide crevasse then yarding up a fixed rope through a chimney (broke the monotony quite well...). All in all, brilliant to stand on the highest Alp of them all. Recommend trying to ensure you leave the hut first, as to have the summit of such a popular and iconic mountain to yourself is a superb experience
Hidden 23 Sep, 2016 -
Baru Miko 16 Sep, 2016 2nd Coulouir in darkness quite stressful as had to listen for the falling stones. On the way down, walked alone from the summit to the couloir and the complete silence with the mountain around me was really magical although a bit frightening. The couloir was harder on the way down due to the person behind me on the rope constantly falling. He made it to the top though at 75 years old! Respect. Great experience and my first proper climbing in the alps!
Coulouir in darkness quite stressful as had to listen for the falling stones. On the way down, walked alone from the summit to the couloir and the complete silence with the mountain around me was really magical although a bit frightening. The couloir was harder on the way down due to the person behind me on the rope constantly falling. He made it to the top though at 75 years old! Respect. Great experience and my first proper climbing in the alps!
CaptainAnt 7 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
with Gary Marsden
with Gary Marsden
zimpara 6 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S Bivi at tete rousse, grand couloir scramble at 1am is rather tricky and dangerous. Walk out is disgusting, summit was brilliant. Hard work though
with Lance
Bivi at tete rousse, grand couloir scramble at 1am is rather tricky and dangerous. Walk out is disgusting, summit was brilliant. Hard work though
with Lance
Pmalo 29 Aug, 2016 Solo
Ndawson 28 Aug, 2016 AltLd
Michael Hellyer 18 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S Party of 4 on a rope.
Party of 4 on a rope.
Wizzy 17 Aug, 2016 AltLd 1st alpine 4000m peak. 4 hrs from hut to summit (6.30 am ish). Back in Les Houches for 1
1st alpine 4000m peak. 4 hrs from hut to summit (6.30 am ish). Back in Les Houches for 1
davkeo 16 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S In decent after kuffner - mount Blanc link up. 4.5hr decent.
In decent after kuffner - mount Blanc link up. 4.5hr decent.
Paul Collins 16 Aug, 2016 Solo
with davkeo
with davkeo
Richard Kendrick 16 Aug, 2016 Solo
with davkeo
with davkeo
tingle 15 Aug, 2016 Lead
BALD EAGLE 14 Aug, 2016 Solo
with Neil Harper
with Neil Harper
Guss1 14 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S
WillWambam 13 Aug, 2016 -
ImmyRyan 8 Aug, 2016 AltLd
with Eduardo
with Eduardo
R0BJ0N 8 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with Jen Myo, Chris Holt
with Jen Myo, Chris Holt
Jgresh 7 Aug, 2016 -
with Michael Macdonald, Joe Maltas
with Michael Macdonald, Joe Maltas
peachos 6 Aug, 2016 Lead Left Gouter around 2:30/3am. Made it to the Vallot Hut before 6am, but the wind was mega. Waited for sun to rise in the hut, hoping we'd warm up and the wind would die down, but neither happened so we retreated, along with most other teams.
with scottidog, grizz, Paulina
Left Gouter around 2:30/3am. Made it to the Vallot Hut before 6am, but the wind was mega. Waited for sun to rise in the hut, hoping we'd warm up and the wind would die down, but neither happened so we retreated, along with most other teams.
with scottidog, grizz, Paulina
CarlosTT 3 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
with Roger, Paulikus
with Roger, Paulikus
Billygoat ?Aug, 2016 2nd Reached 4400m before having to turn back due to bad weather
Reached 4400m before having to turn back due to bad weather
Dan3266 25 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
with GStone
with GStone
GStone 25 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Dan3266
with Dan3266
Rob Pitt 20 Jul, 2016 - In descent after Bonatti-Oggioni.
with Lee Roberts
In descent after Bonatti-Oggioni.
with Lee Roberts
Hidden 19 Jul, 2016 AltLd
Hidden 19 Jul, 2016 AltLd
James Beaumont 17 Jul, 2016 - Bit too busy, great views
with Dave Beaumont
Bit too busy, great views
with Dave Beaumont
RuthW 11 Jul, 2016 - In descent
In descent
WillRawlinson 9 Jul, 2016 -
with wlfm101
with wlfm101
wlfm101 9 Jul, 2016 -
nicjbuk 9 Jul, 2016 Lead
with Jim groark, BILL BUTTERWORTH
with Jim groark, BILL BUTTERWORTH
Hidden 7 Jul, 2016 AltLd
glencoebob 7 Jul, 2016 Sent
JakeTomos 7 Jul, 2016 -
jhobbs 7 Jul, 2016 - In descent. We were quiet slow on the rocky section between the two huts and then missed the last train down by 5 mins! Had an unplanned bivy with no bags then walked down to cable car in the morning and caught the first lift down in time for croissants at Les Houches. What a day. What an adventure.
with Mark Haward
In descent. We were quiet slow on the rocky section between the two huts and then missed the last train down by 5 mins! Had an unplanned bivy with no bags then walked down to cable car in the morning and caught the first lift down in time for croissants at Les Houches. What a day. What an adventure.
with Mark Haward
anthonylewis 7 Jul, 2016 - In descent, took a long time
In descent, took a long time
BillyR 4 Jul, 2016 - Almost perfect conditions although windy at the top. Night at Tete-Rousse setting out at around 4.45am. Had a break at the Gouter for tea and to leave some kit. Summit at 12.30pm. Descent to Gouter hut for the night. A tough day and really hard work over 4000.
Almost perfect conditions although windy at the top. Night at Tete-Rousse setting out at around 4.45am. Had a break at the Gouter for tea and to leave some kit. Summit at 12.30pm. Descent to Gouter hut for the night. A tough day and really hard work over 4000.
rod757 ?Jul, 2016 - A day of type 2 fun. Very poor conditions, 12 hour day from tete rousse bivvi to summit and back to train station.
A day of type 2 fun. Very poor conditions, 12 hour day from tete rousse bivvi to summit and back to train station.
JStearn ?Jul, 2016 Solo Descent
Descent
ThomasO'Hagan ?Jul, 2016 - From Les Houches
with Rose Long, Micheál Murphy
From Les Houches
with Rose Long, Micheál Murphy
DavidOola ?Jul, 2016 -
leeoftroy ?Jul, 2016 -
MichealMurphy 19 Jun, 2016 - Walked from Les Houches. 1st bivy was slightly above Refuge du Nid d'Aigle, 2nd bivy beside the Tête Rousse Hut. Set off for the summit at 1:40 and arrived at 8:30. slept outside the old Gouter Hut from 1-5 before making the rest of the descent in the colder evening until about 1750m where we slept for the night before descending to the valley floor.
Walked from Les Houches. 1st bivy was slightly above Refuge du Nid d'Aigle, 2nd bivy beside the Tête Rousse Hut. Set off for the summit at 1:40 and arrived at 8:30. slept outside the old Gouter Hut from 1-5 before making the rest of the descent in the colder evening until about 1750m where we slept for the night before descending to the valley floor.
OrphusBoi 1 Oct, 2015 AltLd
with Chris Smith
with Chris Smith
JimBee 8 Sep, 2015 Lead dnf Stayed in the Tete Rousse hut the first night, then moved up to Gouter. Decided to go for the summit same day but turned around at the Vallot. Ali was suffering with altitude / tiredness / dizziness. New height record!
with Alison Maher
Stayed in the Tete Rousse hut the first night, then moved up to Gouter. Decided to go for the summit same day but turned around at the Vallot. Ali was suffering with altitude / tiredness / dizziness. New height record!
with Alison Maher
Hidden 5 Sep, 2015 -
Shane Nowakowski 4 Sep, 2015 -
alex.serban 3 Sep, 2015 Solo O/S Went up to Tete Rouse from Chamonix. Climbed the same night with only a few hours spent at 3000+ the day before. Took ages to gear up my climbing partner who turned back 10 mins after Gouter ref. ( 5am). 20mins after I passed Vallot I turned back to add more layers. Extreme cold and a bit of wind.(must have been under -15C) I summited at 10.30. Alone on top. Watched a solo climber saving himself with a self arrest. On the way down I tried to do a controlled slide. (big mistake!) Managed to do a self arrest and save myself.Came back on a wideout( 3-5m visibility) and high wind. 3L of water frozen and a headache. My 1st solo and 2nd 4000er and a learned a lot.
Went up to Tete Rouse from Chamonix. Climbed the same night with only a few hours spent at 3000+ the day before. Took ages to gear up my climbing partner who turned back 10 mins after Gouter ref. ( 5am). 20mins after I passed Vallot I turned back to add more layers. Extreme cold and a bit of wind.(must have been under -15C) I summited at 10.30. Alone on top. Watched a solo climber saving himself with a self arrest. On the way down I tried to do a controlled slide. (big mistake!) Managed to do a self arrest and save myself.Came back on a wideout( 3-5m visibility) and high wind. 3L of water frozen and a headache. My 1st solo and 2nd 4000er and a learned a lot.
mike_L86 ?Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S Very poor weather and very cold. climbed after a bivvy the night before summit day. One of only about 4 groups to summit that day due to stormy forecast. Had the summit to ourselves after a quick photograph with one other group.
with Shane Nowakowski, Iain Dalgleish, Sean peters
Very poor weather and very cold. climbed after a bivvy the night before summit day. One of only about 4 groups to summit that day due to stormy forecast. Had the summit to ourselves after a quick photograph with one other group.
with Shane Nowakowski, Iain Dalgleish, Sean peters
catrin289 18 Aug, 2015 - Beautiful inversion, but cold!
Beautiful inversion, but cold!
Roberttaylor 18 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S In descent, the sole came off my boot just after the vallot.
In descent, the sole came off my boot just after the vallot.
Liam Ingram 18 Aug, 2015 -
Jon de Leyser 18 Aug, 2015 Solo O/S Descent.
Descent.
jdgaventa ?Aug, 2015 -
Strife ?Aug, 2015 -
JohnHartley 15 Jul, 2015 -
with stephen hartley
with stephen hartley
Hidden 9 Jul, 2015 -
squicky 9 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S From the Goûter hut to the summit in about 3 hours including a half hour break at the Vaillot as we were going too quickly. Bit of wind made it slightly more interesting but it was still just a walk and cold on the summit so only stayed for a couple of pictures. Lots of rocks to avoid in the Grand Couloir then back at the train station by 1145.
From the Goûter hut to the summit in about 3 hours including a half hour break at the Vaillot as we were going too quickly. Bit of wind made it slightly more interesting but it was still just a walk and cold on the summit so only stayed for a couple of pictures. Lots of rocks to avoid in the Grand Couloir then back at the train station by 1145.
IanHope 6 Jul, 2015 -
with Bruce goodlad
with Bruce goodlad
Manton 1 Jul, 2015 2nd
with Dave S
with Dave S
mrphilipoldham 25 Jun, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 17 Jun, 2015 -
Euan Todd 17 Jun, 2015 - What a day! Bivvied at Tete Rousse, started around 2am, on the top for 9am. Very cold, was walking in my belay jacket from the Vallo hut. About 2 hours back down to the Gouter hut, then got stuck in crowds descending the scramble. Made it down and caught the train back to Les Houches, finished with a burger from Poco Loco. Unbelievable experience!
with Ali, Hugh Simons, Calum Hicks, DavidMcK, Adz
What a day! Bivvied at Tete Rousse, started around 2am, on the top for 9am. Very cold, was walking in my belay jacket from the Vallo hut. About 2 hours back down to the Gouter hut, then got stuck in crowds descending the scramble. Made it down and caught the train back to Les Houches, finished with a burger from Poco Loco. Unbelievable experience!
with Ali, Hugh Simons, Calum Hicks, DavidMcK, Adz
Hugh Simons 17 Jun, 2015 - Couldn't have done it without them, amazing day and one of the hardest things i've done in my life! Started from the Tete Rousse at 02:00, on the summit for 09.00 and caught the 16:00 train back down. Altidude above 4000 m hit me pretty bad but we got there, so chuffed.
Couldn't have done it without them, amazing day and one of the hardest things i've done in my life! Started from the Tete Rousse at 02:00, on the summit for 09.00 and caught the 16:00 train back down. Altidude above 4000 m hit me pretty bad but we got there, so chuffed.
calumhicks 17 Jun, 2015 - Bah, piece of piss. Crackin view, had one of those inversioney things wi the clouds. Set out from tete rousses bivy hoose at 1:30, had a wee stroll up past the grand couloir (didny seem very grand) to the gooty hoot. Ma mate popped in for a poo and then we headed up this massive dome thing. A wis gettin a bit cold by now so had tae put on waterproofs ova ma addidas trackies. Turns out theres anotha wee hut on route where you can do another poo. You could eat a vindaloo the night before and nae worry about findin a toilet on-route. My mate fell asleep here cuza altitude but I think the bojo from the night befa was hittin him bad. Wis hard walkin up the final ridge, somethin about less oxygen, but I thought that can't be the case, cuz I feel fine when I'm in a plane, and that's waaay higher. Anyway, summit wis gid. Headed back to train after and whapped out som mare bojo yasss
with Euan Todd, Hugh Simons, DavidMcK, AliRLee, Adam Harris
Bah, piece of piss. Crackin view, had one of those inversioney things wi the clouds. Set out from tete rousses bivy hoose at 1:30, had a wee stroll up past the grand couloir (didny seem very grand) to the gooty hoot. Ma mate popped in for a poo and then we headed up this massive dome thing. A wis gettin a bit cold by now so had tae put on waterproofs ova ma addidas trackies. Turns out theres anotha wee hut on route where you can do another poo. You could eat a vindaloo the night before and nae worry about findin a toilet on-route. My mate fell asleep here cuza altitude but I think the bojo from the night befa was hittin him bad. Wis hard walkin up the final ridge, somethin about less oxygen, but I thought that can't be the case, cuz I feel fine when I'm in a plane, and that's waaay higher. Anyway, summit wis gid. Headed back to train after and whapped out som mare bojo yasss
with Euan Todd, Hugh Simons, DavidMcK, AliRLee, Adam Harris
MightyStew 18 May, 2015 Solo O/S
with Ruslan Aizatulin
with Ruslan Aizatulin
joelevanschamonix 10 Apr, 2015 -
with Tim Oliver
with Tim Oliver
joelevanschamonix ??, 2015 -
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Alexseren 27 Sep, 2014 -
Webster 27 Sep, 2014 Solo had the place to myselfon the way up, first to the top that day.
had the place to myselfon the way up, first to the top that day.
surf1nal-kern0w 8 Sep, 2014 -
Hidden 5 Sep, 2014 -
dake 4 Sep, 2014 -
HP9 4 Sep, 2014 -
Lee0901 ?Sep, 2014 -
Tinley 31 Aug, 2014 2nd
paul walters 27 Aug, 2014 - Got to Gouter Hut by 3pm. Ready for summit attempt on 28th Aug. Never made the summit due to freezing cloud and 100km/h+ winds above Dome du Gouter.
with Chris Widdecombe
Got to Gouter Hut by 3pm. Ready for summit attempt on 28th Aug. Never made the summit due to freezing cloud and 100km/h+ winds above Dome du Gouter.
with Chris Widdecombe
DigitalSteak 25 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Mr Sparkle 25 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
peter.ravenscroft27 25 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S Valley to summit with a lie down on the tete rousse dining room floor. set off at 1:30pm up the never ending scramble, until the sight of the gouter brought a moment's relief, before continuing up the epic slog before the pleasant bosses ridge. Weather hit hard as we summited... White out and Freezing. a completely underrated slog, but pleased in doing it.
with Joe Mann, Tosh
Valley to summit with a lie down on the tete rousse dining room floor. set off at 1:30pm up the never ending scramble, until the sight of the gouter brought a moment's relief, before continuing up the epic slog before the pleasant bosses ridge. Weather hit hard as we summited... White out and Freezing. a completely underrated slog, but pleased in doing it.
with Joe Mann, Tosh
Jim Brownlow 25 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S Valley ascent from Les Houches and back again in two days. Harder than expected. Very bad weather for summit and descent.
Valley ascent from Les Houches and back again in two days. Harder than expected. Very bad weather for summit and descent.
Hidden 22 Aug, 2014 Solo
danieleaston 22 Aug, 2014 2nd dnf Thwarted by high winds
with Matt
Thwarted by high winds
with Matt
stuart.2.jackson@bt.com 14 Aug, 2014 Lead We made the summit but became trapped in bad weather so stayed the night in the Vallot emergency hut before coming down the next day at 4:00am (bit of an epic!)
with Billy Roberts, Jonathon yates
We made the summit but became trapped in bad weather so stayed the night in the Vallot emergency hut before coming down the next day at 4:00am (bit of an epic!)
with Billy Roberts, Jonathon yates
Gawyllie 8 Aug, 2014 Solo
picasso 6 Aug, 2014 -
Jon Ellis 1 Aug, 2014 - Three Monts route / Trois Monts route was out of condition.
with jkellis
Three Monts route / Trois Monts route was out of condition.
with jkellis
bobelvedere ?Aug, 2014 Solo
crabtreer 30 Jul, 2014 - on way to gouter hut
on way to gouter hut
Nic DW 18 Jul, 2014 - Used in descent. Non-technical and very busy.
with Joe Garret
Used in descent. Non-technical and very busy.
with Joe Garret
Ewanski 20 Jun, 2014 -
Just Will ?Jun, 2014 Solo O/S
with matt bazire
with matt bazire
peakcaver ??, 2014 -
Hidden ??, 2014 -
mike mo ??, 2014 -
JossGuyer ??, 2014 -
with Will Hornby
with Will Hornby
butteredfrog 27 Sep, 2013 -
NickNixon 23 Sep, 2013 -
AdamH 22 Sep, 2013 - From the Tete Rousse hut. Excellent conditions after all the snow.
From the Tete Rousse hut. Excellent conditions after all the snow.
Mick Riley 22 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 13 Sep, 2013 -
mellorno1 12 Sep, 2013 -
markK6 12 Sep, 2013 Lead Snowy all the way from the Nid d'Aigle, Grand Couloir was qiet.Left the Gouter at 4am and stood on the summit at 8am.
Snowy all the way from the Nid d'Aigle, Grand Couloir was qiet.Left the Gouter at 4am and stood on the summit at 8am.
Hidden 8 Sep, 2013 -
JasonV 24 Aug, 2013 - had a very narrow weather window. Conditions were starting to worsen as we descended from the summit.
with Pete
had a very narrow weather window. Conditions were starting to worsen as we descended from the summit.
with Pete
jonskippy 23 Aug, 2013 -
with Edgars
with Edgars
D.botts87 16 Aug, 2013 -
with chris fielding
with chris fielding
petejarrett 15 Aug, 2013 Solo O/S
AngelaC 13 Aug, 2013 -
with Rob B, Pete
with Rob B, Pete
ad111 11 Aug, 2013 -
Huw Mithan 11 Aug, 2013 AltLd
with Sam Davidson, Steve Grigg, David Maddison
with Sam Davidson, Steve Grigg, David Maddison
ianstevens 11 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S Moving together
Moving together
David Maddison 11 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
Samuel Wainwright 11 Aug, 2013 Solo
Hidden 11 Aug, 2013 -
steve-grigg 11 Aug, 2013 AltLd
prwalker 11 Aug, 2013 -
with wupert
with wupert
Hidden 5 Aug, 2013 -
Davie.G 5 Aug, 2013 -
with Pete, Gav
with Pete, Gav
ClimbingGlen 4 Aug, 2013 Solo O/S
andyinglis 3 Aug, 2013 - White-out, very strong winds, snow, hail and a pre-dawn summit. Views best from inside the hut!
with Monica, Lara T
White-out, very strong winds, snow, hail and a pre-dawn summit. Views best from inside the hut!
with Monica, Lara T
betathief 1 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 1 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
Mikejamoon 1 Aug, 2013 2nd
Benjaminblanc 1 Aug, 2013 - Worth the training. Perfect conditions
Worth the training. Perfect conditions
Fellmonkey ?Aug, 2013 -
leeoftroy ?Aug, 2013 Solo O/S spent night in Gouter hut (never again), left at 3am summited around 6-6.30am, back at the train station by 10am. Perfect weather and a full moon.
spent night in Gouter hut (never again), left at 3am summited around 6-6.30am, back at the train station by 10am. Perfect weather and a full moon.
orb ?Aug, 2013 Lead
with Mylo
with Mylo
NicBatchelor 29 Jul, 2013 2nd
with Icicle Mountaineering
with Icicle Mountaineering
Adamski1986 27 Jul, 2013 Lead
with Stewart Webb, kerry
with Stewart Webb, kerry
Hidden 27 Jul, 2013 -
gronbech 25 Jul, 2013 -
with Ian and Terry
with Ian and Terry
johnrich 23 Jul, 2013 -
Ciaran Mullan 18 Jul, 2013 - Time from Goûter hut to summit and back: 5:15
Time from Goûter hut to summit and back: 5:15
Hidden ?Jul, 2013 Lead
Hidden ?Jul, 2013 Lead
natalie rees ?Jul, 2013 -
Mike Hood 26 Jun, 2013 AltLd descent after kuffner ridge. exhausted after hard day and stayed in the tete rousse before walking all the way to les houches. grande couloir was okay late in the evening. I would recommend three monts as an alternative and far more enjoyable way to the summit
descent after kuffner ridge. exhausted after hard day and stayed in the tete rousse before walking all the way to les houches. grande couloir was okay late in the evening. I would recommend three monts as an alternative and far more enjoyable way to the summit
A Walker 21 Jun, 2013 AltLd
NeilOMalley 21 Jun, 2013 Lead A fire at the cable car station from les houches to bellvue last week meant taking the other cable car from les houches to le prarion and desending from the top to the col de voza tramway station on foot (30 mins) then as the tramway track is damaged at the moment it is only possible to go as far as bellvue station (except one tram as far as mont-lachat at the beginning and end of each day for climbers). Then a walk up to mont lachat (over the ridge) and from there a walk up the track to the Nid d'aigle. From here went up the the tete-rouse hut (snow all the way) for a meal and a few hours sleep. set off at 1.30 (snowing outside) got to the gouter hut as the sun came up and summited by 10am, back down to the tete rouse for an unplanned nights sleep 3.30pm as we realised we would probably miss the last cable car on the lower slopes. Grand coulior was still completely snow, all crevases where still covered up, snow was firm very early in the morning but was soft by 9am so avalanches and rockfall look predictable in the coming weeks, but i'm no expert.
A fire at the cable car station from les houches to bellvue last week meant taking the other cable car from les houches to le prarion and desending from the top to the col de voza tramway station on foot (30 mins) then as the tramway track is damaged at the moment it is only possible to go as far as bellvue station (except one tram as far as mont-lachat at the beginning and end of each day for climbers). Then a walk up to mont lachat (over the ridge) and from there a walk up the track to the Nid d'aigle. From here went up the the tete-rouse hut (snow all the way) for a meal and a few hours sleep. set off at 1.30 (snowing outside) got to the gouter hut as the sun came up and summited by 10am, back down to the tete rouse for an unplanned nights sleep 3.30pm as we realised we would probably miss the last cable car on the lower slopes. Grand coulior was still completely snow, all crevases where still covered up, snow was firm very early in the morning but was soft by 9am so avalanches and rockfall look predictable in the coming weeks, but i'm no expert.
leowestland ?Jun, 2013 Solo
chris.greaves ??, 2013 -
walts4 ??, 2013 -
mrterrynelson 20 Sep, 2012 -
with Alan Park
with Alan Park
ollyroberts 8 Sep, 2012 -
with spam
with spam
Ginge1972 4 Sep, 2012 AltLd
MSchobitz ?Sep, 2012 -
with Papa
with Papa
Hidden 18 Aug, 2012 Solo
jimmatthews 14 Aug, 2012 AltLd Easy peasy. Textbook style with no dramas. Drank homemade Beech Leaf Noyau on summit.
with Nat P
Easy peasy. Textbook style with no dramas. Drank homemade Beech Leaf Noyau on summit.
with Nat P
Mattlamb90 13 Aug, 2012 Solo
with Tibbett
with Tibbett
Hidden 11 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Rockley 9 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S Descended after three monts very busy and lift passes don't work on the train...
with evyasb
Descended after three monts very busy and lift passes don't work on the train...
with evyasb
bigrik30 8 Aug, 2012 2nd
rg1976 4 Aug, 2012 Solo O/S
with Olivier Gandi, RJP, Lucy BG
with Olivier Gandi, RJP, Lucy BG
paulmck ?Aug, 2012 -
Adamski1986 ?Aug, 2012 Lead dnf Bad weather at 2 am, went back to bed. Finally left gouter hut for summit at 7am but winds to high. Turned back soon after leaving hut and descended to the train.
with Stewart Webb
Bad weather at 2 am, went back to bed. Finally left gouter hut for summit at 7am but winds to high. Turned back soon after leaving hut and descended to the train.
with Stewart Webb
Sankey 24 Jul, 2012 - From Tete Rouse Hut, some wind from Gouter Hut to Vallot refuge, eased higher up. Very busy. Got back down to Tete Rouse while most of the Gouter face was still frozem.
with Ed
From Tete Rouse Hut, some wind from Gouter Hut to Vallot refuge, eased higher up. Very busy. Got back down to Tete Rouse while most of the Gouter face was still frozem.
with Ed
JanBella 19 Jul, 2012 Lead dnf had to turn back at 4400 due to the strong wind
had to turn back at 4400 due to the strong wind
sjbrook 18 Jul, 2012 -
Dave Richards 18 Jul, 2012 - Day 1 - Mont lachat Tramway to Tete Rousse Hut Day 2 - Tete Rousse Hut to Gouter Hut Day 3 - Gouter Hut to Summit and back to Mont lachat Tramway Turned back at the Petit Bosse due to high winds but after a brief period, re-attempted the ridge with less wind and made the summit.
Day 1 - Mont lachat Tramway to Tete Rousse Hut Day 2 - Tete Rousse Hut to Gouter Hut Day 3 - Gouter Hut to Summit and back to Mont lachat Tramway Turned back at the Petit Bosse due to high winds but after a brief period, re-attempted the ridge with less wind and made the summit.
Harry Thorpe 18 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Mauricio, Mark Chev, Jack Brougham
with Mauricio, Mark Chev, Jack Brougham
droberts 18 Jul, 2012 -
Mike Hewitt 3 Jul, 2012 - Climbed in 2.5 days, bivied near Tete Rousse hut and luckily got a bed in the Gouter hut. Hard slog up side of Grand Couloir in snow. Perfect weather on summit day.
Climbed in 2.5 days, bivied near Tete Rousse hut and luckily got a bed in the Gouter hut. Hard slog up side of Grand Couloir in snow. Perfect weather on summit day.
bleddynmawr ??, 2012 - 2 and a half hours from Gouter hut to summit
2 and a half hours from Gouter hut to summit
nich0las 21 Sep, 2011 -
with Guy W
with Guy W
Mountain Llama 14 Sep, 2011 Lead
with Paul S
with Paul S
Jon Sutterby 8 Sep, 2011 2nd β Across the couloir and a nice climb upto the Gouter hut. In good condition - no crampons required.
with Steve Bate
Across the couloir and a nice climb upto the Gouter hut. In good condition - no crampons required.
with Steve Bate
Martin Rowe 6 Sep, 2011 Solo
dkd 17 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Al
with Al
Hidden 13 Aug, 2011 Solo O/S
Hidden 11 Aug, 2011 Solo O/S
BlackheathDiggs ?Aug, 2011 2nd
Hidden 29 Jul, 2011 Solo O/S
Graeme High 29 Jul, 2011 Solo
Hidden 26 Jul, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 26 Jul, 2011 AltLd
davidrj1 15 Jul, 2011 Lead Unguided, party of three, first 4000m plus peak. Camped instead of staying in the gouter hut which was awesome, felt properly secluded as we were the only ones there...
with Paul Riley
Unguided, party of three, first 4000m plus peak. Camped instead of staying in the gouter hut which was awesome, felt properly secluded as we were the only ones there...
with Paul Riley
solfreak 4 Jul, 2011 Solo Went to the summit from Tete Rousse hut. Beautiful views. Negotiating the rib leading to Gouter hut in darkness was the most interesting thing from "climbing" perspective.
Went to the summit from Tete Rousse hut. Beautiful views. Negotiating the rib leading to Gouter hut in darkness was the most interesting thing from "climbing" perspective.
jac00 2 Jul, 2011 -
jonesieboy ?Jul, 2011 - Perfect conditions. We had planned to do 3 Monts route, but OHM advised against it after fresh dump of snow. All three of us got the runs after food in Gouter hut. Acclimatisation week in Monte Rosa paid off - felt great at the summit with clear views.
Perfect conditions. We had planned to do 3 Monts route, but OHM advised against it after fresh dump of snow. All three of us got the runs after food in Gouter hut. Acclimatisation week in Monte Rosa paid off - felt great at the summit with clear views.
Dan0Me ?Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Dylan, Rob
with Dylan, Rob
mattguy ?Jul, 2011 2nd
bosa noha ?Jul, 2011 -
artmal ?Jul, 2011 -
jon clayton ?Jul, 2011 Solo
tomtom89 ?Jul, 2011 -
with jac00
with jac00
rob malik 27 Jun, 2011 - cheap budget, hired equipment, no guide. Stunning route, first alps climb. addicted for life now
cheap budget, hired equipment, no guide. Stunning route, first alps climb. addicted for life now
Hidden 26 Jun, 2011 Solo O/S
Lawrie Brand 26 Jun, 2011 Solo O/S
with Sarah Laing
with Sarah Laing
ksneds 24 Jun, 2011 Solo With Simon and Leigh. Awsome day out .
With Simon and Leigh. Awsome day out .
sacdenouilles 15 Jun, 2011 AltLd
with J F Philippe
with J F Philippe
Petarghh 14 Jun, 2011 -
mschmude ??, 2011 -
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
Peter Holder 11 Sep, 2010 -
with nv
with nv
Hidden 6 Sep, 2010 -
iang74 3 Sep, 2010 -
callum brown ?Sep, 2010 -
cover09 ?Sep, 2010 -
Hidden ?Sep, 2010 Lead
Chris Sieradzki 31 Aug, 2010 -
RandomHero 26 Aug, 2010 AltLd
markv21 26 Aug, 2010 -
7toes 22 Aug, 2010 -
with Lozzer
with Lozzer
RKernan 7 Aug, 2010 AltLd
gilmour_789 7 Aug, 2010 AltLd
with RKernan
with RKernan
philbish 4 Aug, 2010 - Busy Route as expected, left Gouter Hut @ 2.45 and summited @ 7.15.
Busy Route as expected, left Gouter Hut @ 2.45 and summited @ 7.15.
QuentinSu ?Aug, 2010 Solo O/S
Krellen ?Aug, 2010 Lead
Wesley Evans - BAD SELLAR 18 Jul, 2010 Solo β bivved at the hut and followed the crowds in the morning!
bivved at the hut and followed the crowds in the morning!
1andrew1 15 Jul, 2010 AltLd dnf Turned back with bad weather. I'll be back
with drew52
Turned back with bad weather. I'll be back
with drew52
Hidden 15 Jul, 2010 AltLd dnf
Hidden 14 Jul, 2010 Lead
Hidden 6 Jul, 2010 -
amthalmann 6 Jul, 2010 -
with Barney
with Barney
daviesp2 5 Jul, 2010 - Climbed from Tete Rousse started out at 2:30am summit at 10am. Stopped at Gouter for some pasta on the way back down to Tete Rousse
Climbed from Tete Rousse started out at 2:30am summit at 10am. Stopped at Gouter for some pasta on the way back down to Tete Rousse
MaccMark 5 Jul, 2010 -
with Victoria Moorhouse, Mat Ouillion, Si Brown
with Victoria Moorhouse, Mat Ouillion, Si Brown
matt_ringrose 4 Jul, 2010 Lead
with Annete Haines
with Annete Haines
Hidden ?Jul, 2010 -
Hidden ?Jul, 2010 2nd O/S
Martin Rowe 30 Jun, 2010 Solo
roblew 28 Jun, 2010 - guided
guided
goatee 28 Jun, 2010 Solo O/S
Anthony Dixon 2 Jun, 2010 -
Hidden ?Jun, 2010 2nd
jld579 ??, 2010 AltLd
Guy Wilson ??, 2010 -
perfectvirus 17 Sep, 2009 - turned around at dome du gouter
with MountainMing
turned around at dome du gouter
with MountainMing
colin fagan 10 Sep, 2009 -
mourndekai 10 Sep, 2009 - 4 hours to the Gouter hut, overnight in the Geneva convention defying hut before 3.30am start. 4 hours to the top, 6 down to the train. Caught the 1.30pm train back to the Cham
4 hours to the Gouter hut, overnight in the Geneva convention defying hut before 3.30am start. 4 hours to the top, 6 down to the train. Caught the 1.30pm train back to the Cham
vincentvega 10 Sep, 2009 Lead in decent
with danny robb
in decent
with danny robb
Ross L 10 Sep, 2009 2nd
with Jon Bracey, Ian
with Jon Bracey, Ian
Tom Livingstone ?Sep, 2009 -
Jenn_Stretton ?Sep, 2009 -
dpe 14 Aug, 2009 - Up in one day - stopped at Gouter on the way down
with Paul D
Up in one day - stopped at Gouter on the way down
with Paul D
jasoncash 12 Aug, 2009 - Climbed from Camping at the Tete Rousse, Early start with summit around 9:30, long walk back to Tram!
Climbed from Camping at the Tete Rousse, Early start with summit around 9:30, long walk back to Tram!
andycash 12 Aug, 2009 AltLd
mark-abz 11 Aug, 2009 -
with Alex
with Alex
John HW 6 Aug, 2009 -
with Rhys HW, Ben HW, Cath
with Rhys HW, Ben HW, Cath
Hidden 6 Aug, 2009 -
Ben HW 6 Aug, 2009 -
with John HW
with John HW
ian2707 5 Aug, 2009 -
tobydunford 4 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
oldgrey ?Aug, 2009 - Perfect conditions, left from Tete Rousse Hut.
with Virgil Scott
Perfect conditions, left from Tete Rousse Hut.
with Virgil Scott
Krumme ?Aug, 2009 -
Kyuzo ?Aug, 2009 -
with Richard Scott
with Richard Scott
Coops_13 30 Jul, 2009 2nd O/S
with Andy Cooper
with Andy Cooper
Hidden 27 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25 Jul, 2009 -
jandyd05 20 Jul, 2009 2nd O/S
with Dave Kenyon
with Dave Kenyon
Ayo-SSB 13 Jul, 2009 -
with Agata
with Agata
Julian Prieto 12 Jul, 2009 -
munki1971 11 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
dannymoo99 11 Jul, 2009 Solo
groovy_nut 7 Jul, 2009 -
Olli-C ?Jul, 2009 -
with Niall, Phil Crudge
with Niall, Phil Crudge
Phil Crudge ?Jul, 2009 -
with Olli-C
with Olli-C
sargy ?Jul, 2009 -
with Matt Glenister, Ed Braithwaite
with Matt Glenister, Ed Braithwaite
Chumpatus 26 Jun, 2009 -
Dave Foster 26 Jun, 2009 - Left Tete Rousse at 2am, summit at 6am. Thunder and lightening in the distance made it difficult to know whether or not to turn back but pushed on to a glorious sunny summit. Made it back to the valley for 2pm and just in time for the rain. Long day.
with Sandra & Paolo
Left Tete Rousse at 2am, summit at 6am. Thunder and lightening in the distance made it difficult to know whether or not to turn back but pushed on to a glorious sunny summit. Made it back to the valley for 2pm and just in time for the rain. Long day.
with Sandra & Paolo
stuarthorsburgh 25 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S Mont Blanc Guides
Mont Blanc Guides
Howard J 25 Jun, 2009 - With John Waterhouse, Jim Waterhouse and Darren Shepherd. We'd not done much acclimatisation and the altitude made me turn back at 4390m, just above the Vallot hut. I returned to the Gouter Hut while the others summited.
With John Waterhouse, Jim Waterhouse and Darren Shepherd. We'd not done much acclimatisation and the altitude made me turn back at 4390m, just above the Vallot hut. I returned to the Gouter Hut while the others summited.
John30587 ??, 2009 -
_hs_ ??, 2009 -
Hidden 11 Sep, 2008 AltLd dnf
DrJon 2 Sep, 2008 -
Hidden 30 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
sopaz 29 Aug, 2008 -
Hidden 29 Aug, 2008 Lead
DH 25 Aug, 2008 -
Humpty Dangler 20 Aug, 2008 - A five night adventure; first time mountaineering in the Alps and a truly awesome experience. Six of us made the summit from the Gouter hut, (Mark, Alan, J, Jordan, Rob and myself), starting at 9.15 after waiting for the weather. Small issue descending Bosses Ridge when Jordan, Rob and I all lost footing simultaneously and slid for some distance on our faces before a successful self-arrest prevented us descending the glacier faster than anticipated. Very tired on Gouter ridge, benighted approaching the Grand Couloir, (taken at a gallop), and bivvied on the Tete Rousse Glacier watching the stars and satellites passing over. The upper reaches of the Alps are stunningly beautiful. Already planning for a return trip.
A five night adventure; first time mountaineering in the Alps and a truly awesome experience. Six of us made the summit from the Gouter hut, (Mark, Alan, J, Jordan, Rob and myself), starting at 9.15 after waiting for the weather. Small issue descending Bosses Ridge when Jordan, Rob and I all lost footing simultaneously and slid for some distance on our faces before a successful self-arrest prevented us descending the glacier faster than anticipated. Very tired on Gouter ridge, benighted approaching the Grand Couloir, (taken at a gallop), and bivvied on the Tete Rousse Glacier watching the stars and satellites passing over. The upper reaches of the Alps are stunningly beautiful. Already planning for a return trip.
Jack00 10 Aug, 2008 -
with Tim, Darren, Laura
with Tim, Darren, Laura
Hidden 9 Aug, 2008 Lead
Paul Bowen 9 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S Walked up from car park took bivvy above nid d,aigle friday then up to gouter saturday morning,pitched tent, ate and drank then went for summit at 3.30pm. Summited just after 7pm back at tent before 9pm. Weather was exceptional.Good sleep then down to car in the morning. Brilliant 2 days.
with bec
Walked up from car park took bivvy above nid d,aigle friday then up to gouter saturday morning,pitched tent, ate and drank then went for summit at 3.30pm. Summited just after 7pm back at tent before 9pm. Weather was exceptional.Good sleep then down to car in the morning. Brilliant 2 days.
with bec
SebCa 5 Aug, 2008 Solo O/S Day 1: Nid'D Aigle - Gouter Hut 5 Hours, snow hole over night. Left at 3am, un-guided summited at 08:45ish, terrible weather and winds Down at Nid'D Aigle for about 16:30, fell asleep at tram station, got burnt but had a great rest. Awesome. Of and was sick 4 or 5 times at about 4200m
Day 1: Nid'D Aigle - Gouter Hut 5 Hours, snow hole over night. Left at 3am, un-guided summited at 08:45ish, terrible weather and winds Down at Nid'D Aigle for about 16:30, fell asleep at tram station, got burnt but had a great rest. Awesome. Of and was sick 4 or 5 times at about 4200m
sylwia 2 Aug, 2008 - Great climb via Gouter hut. Last 300m of the climb challenging i got altitude sickness a real bitch(90 percent of people do even with acclimatisation. Even if you stay high because it is very had to acclimatise to 4800m, Cosmique hut is 3800m) but just grit your teeth and stay focussed. Definitely worth it the views are awesome if you get a clear day. The Bionassay ridge was awesome wish i could of continued down for the 3 monts but not a good idea as we didn't summit until 8am meaning bad snow melt/avalanche conditions later. PS Don't pay a guide unless you have no experience or are rich 350 euros is a joke for this route.
with 3 Irish Guys
Great climb via Gouter hut. Last 300m of the climb challenging i got altitude sickness a real bitch(90 percent of people do even with acclimatisation. Even if you stay high because it is very had to acclimatise to 4800m, Cosmique hut is 3800m) but just grit your teeth and stay focussed. Definitely worth it the views are awesome if you get a clear day. The Bionassay ridge was awesome wish i could of continued down for the 3 monts but not a good idea as we didn't summit until 8am meaning bad snow melt/avalanche conditions later. PS Don't pay a guide unless you have no experience or are rich 350 euros is a joke for this route.
with 3 Irish Guys
sylwia 2 Aug, 2008 - Great climb via Gouter hut. Last 300m of the climb challenging i got altitude sickness a real bitch(90 percent of people do even with acclimatisation. Even if you stay high because it is very had to acclimatise to 4800m, Cosmique hut is 3800m) but just grit your teeth and stay focussed. Definitely worth it the views are awesome if you get a clear day. The Bionassay ridge was awesome wish i could of continued down for the 3 monts but not a good idea as we didn't summit until 8am meaning bad snow melt/avalanche conditions later. PS Don't pay a guide unless you have no experience or are rich 350 euros is a joke for this route.
Great climb via Gouter hut. Last 300m of the climb challenging i got altitude sickness a real bitch(90 percent of people do even with acclimatisation. Even if you stay high because it is very had to acclimatise to 4800m, Cosmique hut is 3800m) but just grit your teeth and stay focussed. Definitely worth it the views are awesome if you get a clear day. The Bionassay ridge was awesome wish i could of continued down for the 3 monts but not a good idea as we didn't summit until 8am meaning bad snow melt/avalanche conditions later. PS Don't pay a guide unless you have no experience or are rich 350 euros is a joke for this route.
matty g 1 Aug, 2008 -
Rich Kay ?Aug, 2008 Solo Done on a beautiful sunny day unlike previous day when I got lost in storm/whiteout outside Vallot hut and spent 5 hours getting back to Gouter hut.
Done on a beautiful sunny day unlike previous day when I got lost in storm/whiteout outside Vallot hut and spent 5 hours getting back to Gouter hut.
Adderbury Climber ?Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S
Conan ?Aug, 2008 - White Out most of the way from above Gouter Hut. Blizzard conditions on way day. Great day out on my 5th Ascent of MB
White Out most of the way from above Gouter Hut. Blizzard conditions on way day. Great day out on my 5th Ascent of MB
andybuckley ?Aug, 2008 - Bivvied out just above the Gouter Hut: excellent location, don't know why people bother with the hut given how hard it is to get a space! Then a long trudge to the summit, which was all spindrifted in. I was in a bad way, having picked up a chest infection which made aerobic exercise very hard (as discovered on the Cosmiques Arete the previous day), but pleased to have made it. A photo of me and Dave looking grumpy/knackered in the storm shelter on the way down appeared in the Sunday Times accompanying Tom's article.
with Alasdair Young, Tom Whipple, Dave Williams
Bivvied out just above the Gouter Hut: excellent location, don't know why people bother with the hut given how hard it is to get a space! Then a long trudge to the summit, which was all spindrifted in. I was in a bad way, having picked up a chest infection which made aerobic exercise very hard (as discovered on the Cosmiques Arete the previous day), but pleased to have made it. A photo of me and Dave looking grumpy/knackered in the storm shelter on the way down appeared in the Sunday Times accompanying Tom's article.
with Alasdair Young, Tom Whipple, Dave Williams
trigger118 ?Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
Tom Livingstone ?Aug, 2008 -
gordon henderson 30 Jul, 2008 AltLd dnf
with MRT
with MRT
vincentvega 21 Jul, 2008 Lead
with mike smith
with mike smith
Hidden 18 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
Gav Parker 17 Jul, 2008 2nd Hard work
Hard work
Ste Ridd 17 Jul, 2008 Lead Decent route after completing Grands Mulets Route.
with C.Steel
Decent route after completing Grands Mulets Route.
with C.Steel
m1ke_smith ?Jul, 2008 -
with Allan Robb
with Allan Robb
kevin k ?Jul, 2008 -
katie75 ?Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
with dan
with dan
robertporter ?Jul, 2008 -
Neil D ?Jul, 2008 -
with Robert Porter
with Robert Porter
Matthallinan ?Jul, 2008 -
Adam Booth 21 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S
Ed Booth 21 Jun, 2008 AltLd
stuartm555 21 Jun, 2008 -
clams ??, 2008 -
with CH
with CH
ianjdodd 20 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 15 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
Ste Ridd 5 Sep, 2007 Lead J.Howell, M.Organ, M.Woods
with C.Steel
J.Howell, M.Organ, M.Woods
with C.Steel
Hidden 26 Aug, 2007 Solo
Hidden 18 Aug, 2007 Lead
Dustin 12 Aug, 2007 -
with Rich Payne, JohnnyW
with Rich Payne, JohnnyW
ceri's ?Aug, 2007 AltLd
with Charles
with Charles
Hidden 21 Jul, 2007 -
marceli 16 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
with wojtek
with wojtek
Christina ?Jul, 2007 2nd with a guide (Julianne Clymba) as part of an alpinism course
with a guide (Julianne Clymba) as part of an alpinism course
Hidden 31 May, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2007 -
Swiss Tony ??, 2007 Solo
Peter Metcalfe 21 Sep, 2006 - Left Tete Rosse hut just after 2am. On summit at 7am, just as the sun rose over France, Switzerland and Italy!
with Peter Rohde
Left Tete Rosse hut just after 2am. On summit at 7am, just as the sun rose over France, Switzerland and Italy!
with Peter Rohde
Mike Caine 7 Sep, 2006 -
with David Brown
with David Brown
djdavies 7 Sep, 2006 2nd
Hidden 6 Sep, 2006 AltLd
PondLife 4 Sep, 2006 - Left Tete Rousse Hut at 8am, summited at 2pm ish then overnighted at Gouter Hut before descending.
with Andreas & Andrea
Left Tete Rousse Hut at 8am, summited at 2pm ish then overnighted at Gouter Hut before descending.
with Andreas & Andrea
Hidden ?Sep, 2006 2nd
Hidden ?Sep, 2006 2nd
deano 16 Aug, 2006 - Conditions too bad to go for summit, maybe in 07???
with Ryan Stokes, Lloyd Jon Lloyd
Conditions too bad to go for summit, maybe in 07???
with Ryan Stokes, Lloyd Jon Lloyd
DavPk 15 Aug, 2006 -
with Catherine Pearks
with Catherine Pearks
neil_baillie 12 Aug, 2006 2nd left gouter hut (dump) at 2.30 am, summit by 6.30am. Windy and very cold, but awesome views. The most amazing alpine day. Descent via the trois mont blanc route back to the cosmiques cable cable car. Awesome.
left gouter hut (dump) at 2.30 am, summit by 6.30am. Windy and very cold, but awesome views. The most amazing alpine day. Descent via the trois mont blanc route back to the cosmiques cable cable car. Awesome.
Hidden ?Aug, 2006 2nd O/S
Martin Haworth ?Aug, 2006 Lead dnf Turned back soon after the Vallot Hut due to poor weather
with val p
Turned back soon after the Vallot Hut due to poor weather
with val p
Ratfeeder 20 Jul, 2006 Solo O/S
j.anstee 20 Jul, 2006 -
Will Smith 13 Jul, 2006 - Climbed from the Tete Rousse hut (leaving at 2am), summited at 8.30am then descended all the way back to the valley.
with Jonny and Didiere
Climbed from the Tete Rousse hut (leaving at 2am), summited at 8.30am then descended all the way back to the valley.
with Jonny and Didiere
JonBrett 13 Jul, 2006 -
Somerset swede basher 10 Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S Desent Route
with Rich Siddle
Desent Route
with Rich Siddle
Tom Stoddart 4 Jul, 2006 - Ascended via Gouter hut, summitted at 6.30am, descended via 3 Monts route to Aiguille du Midi, back in Chamonix for lunch. Amazing views both from the summit and from the Bosses ridge as the sun rose.
with Tom Slade
Ascended via Gouter hut, summitted at 6.30am, descended via 3 Monts route to Aiguille du Midi, back in Chamonix for lunch. Amazing views both from the summit and from the Bosses ridge as the sun rose.
with Tom Slade
Alexander123 3 Jul, 2006 -
with Nicholas Watt, William Watt
with Nicholas Watt, William Watt
Watty 1 Jul, 2006 2nd O/S
with Mark & A.Watt
with Mark & A.Watt
Hidden ?Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S
rickyclimb ?Jul, 2006 2nd With Mark Toshner. Reached 4,500m and then descended due to wind.
With Mark Toshner. Reached 4,500m and then descended due to wind.
tommytuffa ?Jul, 2006 -
with ollie b
with ollie b
mmalbon ?Jul, 2006 - Felt absolutely knackered getting to the Gouter Hut, then fine in the morning when we set off for the Blanc. Left the Gouter Hut at 3am, got to the top at 8am.
with Simon
Felt absolutely knackered getting to the Gouter Hut, then fine in the morning when we set off for the Blanc. Left the Gouter Hut at 3am, got to the top at 8am.
with Simon
Hidden 18 Jun, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Boistelle 24 Sep, 2005 Solo
with Al Drummond
with Al Drummond
Hidden ?Sep, 2005 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Sep, 2005 -
Poco Loco 31 Aug, 2005 Lead
with Guy Pomeroy
with Guy Pomeroy
Hidden 23 Aug, 2005 -
edek_w 14 Aug, 2005 -
PanzerHanzler 12 Aug, 2005 2nd O/S
with Thomas Merkel
with Thomas Merkel
Hidden 9 Aug, 2005 AltLd rpt
reg_measures 5 Aug, 2005 AltLd O/S In descent
with torran, timmy
In descent
with torran, timmy
will_lake 1 Aug, 2005 AltLd dnf
with Chris Reay
with Chris Reay
Hidden ?Aug, 2005 Lead
pnorth ?Aug, 2005 - Guided.
with Martin Svensson
Guided.
with Martin Svensson
Hidden ?Aug, 2005 -
jmr 15 Jul, 2005 Solo Started from Tete Rousee as Gouter full as ususal. Windy! Care was needed on the ridge above the Bosses. Much stonefall below Gouter hut on the descent.
Started from Tete Rousee as Gouter full as ususal. Windy! Care was needed on the ridge above the Bosses. Much stonefall below Gouter hut on the descent.
jimorothy ?Jul, 2005 AltLd Got hit with a phantom storm - massive temperature drop froze water solid. All guided parties turned back - but we headed on, one of the few to make it in ridiculous wind speeds. What a great unforgettable peak.
with Rachel Crolla
Got hit with a phantom storm - massive temperature drop froze water solid. All guided parties turned back - but we headed on, one of the few to make it in ridiculous wind speeds. What a great unforgettable peak.
with Rachel Crolla
Hidden ?Jul, 2005 -
Hidden 23 Jun, 2005 AltLd dnf
will_lake 19 Aug, 2004 AltLd dnf
with Chris Reay
with Chris Reay
Hidden ?Aug, 2004 Solo O/S
Alpandy ?Aug, 2004 -
with Billy
with Billy
Hidden 5 Jul, 2004 2nd
Hidden 30 Jun, 2004 -
James W ?Sep, 2003 - climbed from old tete rousse hut setting off at 1am, v cold and windy. Partner got frost nip on nose and cheek. long day and big mountain.
with john sanday
climbed from old tete rousse hut setting off at 1am, v cold and windy. Partner got frost nip on nose and cheek. long day and big mountain.
with john sanday
Alps-bound 9 Aug, 2003 -
davidellis53 ?Aug, 2003 -
Captain Solo ?Aug, 2003 Lead
with Karen
with Karen
Yyonnx 15 Jul, 2003 - Second alpine climb. Planned to climb solo but at the hut, someone's partner was sick with altitude so I teamed up with healthy partner and we went to summit as a roped party. Not as hard as I imagined.
Second alpine climb. Planned to climb solo but at the hut, someone's partner was sick with altitude so I teamed up with healthy partner and we went to summit as a roped party. Not as hard as I imagined.
Hidden 2 Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2003 -
Jacob Ram 28 Jun, 2003 Solo
with anthony aylett
with anthony aylett
samwelli 26 Aug, 2002 -
with Reuben Brown
with Reuben Brown
cubehead 20 Aug, 2002 Lead
jamie ward 21 Jul, 2002 AltLd O/S
with Tony Buj
with Tony Buj
Hidden ?Jul, 2002 -
shaun walby ?Jul, 2002 Solo dnf
with Mike Steel
with Mike Steel
industrialiceman 15 Jun, 2002 Lead
Hidden 8 Apr, 2002 AltLd
BruceG 6 Sep, 2001 -
Martyn ?Sep, 2001 Lead rpt All felt slightly sick. JW threw up 3 times.
with James Williams
All felt slightly sick. JW threw up 3 times.
with James Williams
Witsend3 ?Sep, 2001 -
dan gibson ?Aug, 2001 -
with helen gibson
with helen gibson
ashpreston ??, 2001 -
ashpreston ??, 2001 -
Bilbo 9 Aug, 2000 - Left the valley 06:30, stopped for lunch at the Gouter hut, then pressed on for the summit. Poor vis to 4400 mts then above the clouds in brilliant early evening sunshine - snow and rain below us. Had the summit to ourselves apart from a Slovenian who had run all the way from Slovenia! Descended from summit as the sun was setting - awesome. Couple of hours sleep in the Gouter hut then back to the valley.
with Steve
Left the valley 06:30, stopped for lunch at the Gouter hut, then pressed on for the summit. Poor vis to 4400 mts then above the clouds in brilliant early evening sunshine - snow and rain below us. Had the summit to ourselves apart from a Slovenian who had run all the way from Slovenia! Descended from summit as the sun was setting - awesome. Couple of hours sleep in the Gouter hut then back to the valley.
with Steve
Taylj1 ?Sep, 1999 -
with Andy
with Andy
Mark Bannan ?Jul, 1999 AltLd O/S Fantastic highlight of my first season in the Alps. Grand Couloir was trouser-filling on the way down, though!
with John, Kirsty
Fantastic highlight of my first season in the Alps. Grand Couloir was trouser-filling on the way down, though!
with John, Kirsty
1202alarm ?Sep, 1998 -
Hidden 13 Aug, 1998 Solo
Phil T ?Aug, 1998 2nd
adamwesthead ?Aug, 1998 2nd O/S Harry & Seb
with Taylor
Harry & Seb
with Taylor
seanyt ?Aug, 1998 AltLd
Andy Clarke 30 Jul, 1998 2nd Done with High Spirited Expeditions, partly as a high profile sponsored fund raiser to help get the money my school needed to become Specialist. Front page of local paper - thank goodness we made it! Very cold and windy - tried to take shelter in Vallot hut, but it was too full. Won't ever forget the huge shadow cast by the mountain on the dawn sky. Awe-inspiring. My first alpine route - the birth of a new passion.
with Steve Stokes, Tom Porter, Andy Topham
Done with High Spirited Expeditions, partly as a high profile sponsored fund raiser to help get the money my school needed to become Specialist. Front page of local paper - thank goodness we made it! Very cold and windy - tried to take shelter in Vallot hut, but it was too full. Won't ever forget the huge shadow cast by the mountain on the dawn sky. Awe-inspiring. My first alpine route - the birth of a new passion.
with Steve Stokes, Tom Porter, Andy Topham
Rossco-p ?Jul, 1998 AltLd
Hidden ??, 1998 -
Tarquin ??, 1998 -
Martyn ?Sep, 1997 Solo dnf
with Rob Boylin
with Rob Boylin
Steve Pardoe 9 Jul, 1997 2nd Fantastic trip, over three memorable days. http://www.pardoes.com/climbing/blanc.htm
with Gilles Imbert (G), Judy P
Fantastic trip, over three memorable days. http://www.pardoes.com/climbing/blanc.htm
with Gilles Imbert (G), Judy P
DermotShiels 5 Jul, 1997 Lead
stokesrees ?Jun, 1997 Lead
with Ryan Brown, Gilles Lallane
with Ryan Brown, Gilles Lallane
Hidden ??, 1997 -
the abmmc ??, 1997 -
with karly54
with karly54
Hidden ??, 1997 -
timjones 31 Aug, 1996 -
with Warwick Hadley, Adeline Jones
with Warwick Hadley, Adeline Jones
colin milton 4 Jul, 1996 Lead
with anne dillon
with anne dillon
Hidden ?Aug, 1995 AltLd
SiRob ?Aug, 1995 -
Marti999 ??, 1995 Solo
tompercy 17 Jul, 1994 -
Hidden 3 Jul, 1994 Lead
Hidden 15 Jun, 1994 Lead
brady 3 Aug, 1993 -
chopin-smith 30 Jun, 1993 -
tjekel ??, 1993 -
Ashley Hold ?Sep, 1991 Solo My partner turned back at the Vallot hut so I did the Bosses ridge solo
My partner turned back at the Vallot hut so I did the Bosses ridge solo
Sime64 ?Aug, 1991 AltLd
with Gill
with Gill
Stefan Jacobsen 16 Jul, 1991 -
with Erling Jacobsen, Mette Lidegaard, Kåre Jacobsen
with Erling Jacobsen, Mette Lidegaard, Kåre Jacobsen
Hidden 1 Jul, 1991 Lead
Iain Brown 22 Aug, 1990 -
with Jim
with Jim
Stefan Jacobsen ?Jul, 1990 -
with Kåre Jacobsen
with Kåre Jacobsen
Hidden 18 Aug, 1989 Solo
paul birch ?Aug, 1989 -
pauldrew ?Jul, 1989 AltLd Finally made it to summit but got bad altitude sickness so don't recall much about the summit. Not helped by mixing meths into the morning tea at the bivi outside the Gouter Hut.
with Jim Hart, Lisa Cox
Finally made it to summit but got bad altitude sickness so don't recall much about the summit. Not helped by mixing meths into the morning tea at the bivi outside the Gouter Hut.
with Jim Hart, Lisa Cox
Conan ?Jul, 1989 - Last minute pairing up in Argentiere Campsite Great couple of days on the Mountain watching sunrise on the very cold summit.
Last minute pairing up in Argentiere Campsite Great couple of days on the Mountain watching sunrise on the very cold summit.
pingora 31 Jul, 1988 -
pauldrew ?Jul, 1987 AltLd dnf Got to Vallot bivi hut but weather dire so had to retreat.
with Tim Whitaker
Got to Vallot bivi hut but weather dire so had to retreat.
with Tim Whitaker
pauldrew ?Jul, 1987 Solo dnf Again got to Vallot hut and bivied there but weather turned bad and retreated again. Not destined to get up Mt Blanc that summer.
Again got to Vallot hut and bivied there but weather turned bad and retreated again. Not destined to get up Mt Blanc that summer.
Gambit ?Jul, 1987 Lead O/S
with Adam
with Adam
sacdenouilles ?Jun, 1987 Solo
dtalbot 20 Aug, 1986 -
Hidden ?Aug, 1986 -
Hidden 26 Jul, 1986 Solo
PeteCheung ??, 1986 -
with Alan
with Alan
Iain Thow 30 Jun, 1985 Solo
with Ian Burwood, John Tyler, Andy Sutton
with Ian Burwood, John Tyler, Andy Sutton
biggianthead 30 Aug, 1984 -
with G
with G
Richard Weller ?Aug, 1984 -
with Penny Dewdney
with Penny Dewdney
Robmwatt ??, 1984 AltLd
with Gaz Morgan
with Gaz Morgan
auldscotal ??, 1984 Solo O/S Set off from Goutier Hut at 11 pm - glorious ascent by moonlight, kipped in the bivvy hut for a couple of hours.
Set off from Goutier Hut at 11 pm - glorious ascent by moonlight, kipped in the bivvy hut for a couple of hours.
Hidden 26 Aug, 1981 AltLd
DonnyDave 20 Aug, 1980 AltLd
with Ian Freebie, Steve Sykes, Mick Ward, Tony Burden
with Ian Freebie, Steve Sykes, Mick Ward, Tony Burden
Hidden ??, 1980 -
Hidden ?Sep, 1979 -
Steve Bell ??, 1977 -
99bolivar ?Aug, 1976 Solo
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