Rockfax Description
III, 200m, 3 - 5 hours. A classic traverse, with magnificent views, which is usually climbed as a there-and-back outing.
1) From the Aiguille du Midi, descend the east ridge to flatter ground and continue eastwards towards the Aiguille du Plan.
2) Pass over two small snowy summits before dropping down steeply to the Col du Plan. This descent can be icy and it will feel steep and exposed in these conditions - take your time.
3) Pass onto the north side of the ridge and traverse the exposed slope, climbing gradually up and leftwards (easier and safer with good snow cover) to regain the ridge at a saddle.
4) Climb the ridge easily via a gentle snow slope to the rocks of the Rognon du Plan. Where this narrows to a metre or so wide, drop off to the right via 2 x 25m abseils down chimneys and ledges (numerous routes possible and huge amounts of abseil tat everywhere) to reach a snow traverse or (in poor conditions) smooth slabs above the Envers Glacier. Cross these to reach gentle snow slopes on the ridge crest which lead to the foot of the rocky summit tower of the Aiguille du Plan.
5) 4b. Go to the north of the tower and climb a series of ledges on the north side. Where the rock steepens, step right and climb a corner (4b) to reach large ledges. A final couple of mantelshelves lead to the stunningly-exposed summit, which is a wonderful viewpoint.
Descent - Either reverse the route or descend the Glacier d'Envers du Plan to the Refuge du Requin. This requires good snow coverage, is usually only possible in early Summer and always has crevasse danger. Check on conditions before attempting to descend this way.
If reversing the route back to the Aiguille du Midi, reclimbing the Rognon du Plan will involve some climbing up to 4b. The Rognon can be climbed anywhere on its east face at this grade. Although the Rognon's north ridge looks quite easy, it proves not to be, so resist the temptation to go up it (it is much tougher than reclimbing the east face) and instead reverse the abseil line. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Follow the snow ridge NE from the Midi station to the Col du Plan. Turn rock sections by snow couloirs on the Chamonix face to the Rognon du Plan. From here follow the rock arete a short way before abseiling on the Envers side to the Col sup du Plan. On the return journey there is a short pitch of IV to reascend the Rognon du Plan.

Note, most French books rate this AD for the return journey to the midi, PD if you descend the Envers du Plan glacier.

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
tjockosne 28 Jul -
Hidden 19 Jul AltLd
Hidden 18 Jul AltLd O/S
Aled Williams 18 Jul - Epic Birthday
with Pete No.2, Kit
Epic Birthday
with Pete No.2, Kit
ndraper1 17 Jul AltLd one way from finishing the peigne- plan traverse. Not in condition in the sections that wander on to the north face. Very loose rock, be warned.
one way from finishing the peigne- plan traverse. Not in condition in the sections that wander on to the north face. Very loose rock, be warned.
DigitalSteak 17 Jul AltLd As part of Peigne/Pelerins/Plan traverse. Currently very dry and dangerous.
As part of Peigne/Pelerins/Plan traverse. Currently very dry and dangerous.
Webster 10 Jul AltLd
mim tiller 8 Jul AltLd O/S
jrose99 ?Jul AltLd O/S Super fun! Did in very quick time - 8:30 midi lift and back in cham for 5:30. Did it as there-and-back
Super fun! Did in very quick time - 8:30 midi lift and back in cham for 5:30. Did it as there-and-back
jontydlh 18 Jun AltLd dnf Very hot and slushy, even before 9am. Bailed before the first exposed traverse. Definitely not good condition
with Sam Peel
Very hot and slushy, even before 9am. Bailed before the first exposed traverse. Definitely not good condition
with Sam Peel
lukas_s 17 Jun AltLd dnf Turned around at rognon du plan (before the abseils), as we did Cosmique arete first and thus started too late. Still a wonderful day and perfect for acclimatisation.
Turned around at rognon du plan (before the abseils), as we did Cosmique arete first and thus started too late. Still a wonderful day and perfect for acclimatisation.
dougmpalmer 16 Jun 2nd dnf
Ids1165 9 Oct, 2018 Lead
birks3746 5 Aug, 2018 - 1 1/2hrs to bottom of the Col, rest of route was out so had a nap on one of the plinths
with Sam Davies, George
1 1/2hrs to bottom of the Col, rest of route was out so had a nap on one of the plinths
with Sam Davies, George
Just Will 29 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Josh Abrahams, Luke Bounds
with Josh Abrahams, Luke Bounds
Tangerine_Kingdom 27 Jul, 2018 - Second cable car up (so ~0650 start), after I was late leaving causing us to miss the first... but, culminating in a fantastic 17 hour journey. One of the most memorable days out I've ever had with great company. My friend waited 7 years to get this route, I got it on my second ever alpine outing - lucky! Fairly dry conditions revealed black ice and meant scrambling on and down rock to approach the col. In addition, the conditions also meant completing the route quickly to avoid the snow softening to much on the ridge crest to the Aiguille du Plan. If descending to Montenvers, it is fairly crucial to cross the Glacier d'Envers du Plan as early as possible on firm snow because of the crevasses. Though we weaved our way slowly across the most tenuous section at 1pm, it was very much less than ideal... To descend the Glacier, weave a line carefully through the crevasse field trending towards the rocky outcrop on the right (when descending the glacier facing away from the Aiguille du Plan or left if facing the Aiguille; on a map it is SSE of the Aiguille du Plan). With a 60m rope, you can fimd some ok-ish ice (for that time of day) for an ice screw placement to belay the final slightly steeper section on the approach to the rock. Once there, you will find an abseil to ledges from a maillon and two cords - one recent at the time of writing - around a perched leaning block. From here, it is an easier approach to the Requin hut. From the hut it is straight forwards down the dry glacier to the Montenvers station, and if you miss your ride down it is a further two hours of easy trail to Chamonix. To Montenvers, descend to the glacier from the Requin hut on ladders. Walk along following yellows dots marked on rocks until you see a white square and rectangle on the left-side wall and ascend via ladders to the station. Alternatively, re-trace the route back to the Midi station, though some sections are not so desirable in late in the day or when tired... Do not underestimate the time taken on the route, and especially to descend the glacier. We started at 7am, were at the Rognon 10am, and atop the Aiguille du Plan at 1130am. We got stuck behind a guide at the abseils on the Rognon, but overtook on the second abseil by walking left along a narrow ledge (ie. right, when facing the rock head on) to a bolted abseil point. To descend the glacier took four hours to reach the Requin hut. And from here to Montenvers station was around 3 hours, plus 2 hours to descend on foot to Chamonix on easy trail. Gear wise, 1x 60m rope, slings, 2x ice screws (long and medium), BD Camalots (1, 0.75, 0.5, 0.4) and 4x alpine quickdraws. A walking axe with a sharp pick I recommend, and a second technical axe if it is particularly icy would be useful in places where you have to front point (such as the North side during the final approach to the Rognon du Plan). A walking pole would also be much more comfortable (slightly slippery and hard surface) on the dry glacier to Montenvers, however it not essential.
with Gregor, Ewa
Second cable car up (so ~0650 start), after I was late leaving causing us to miss the first... but, culminating in a fantastic 17 hour journey. One of the most memorable days out I've ever had with great company. My friend waited 7 years to get this route, I got it on my second ever alpine outing - lucky! Fairly dry conditions revealed black ice and meant scrambling on and down rock to approach the col. In addition, the conditions also meant completing the route quickly to avoid the snow softening to much on the ridge crest to the Aiguille du Plan. If descending to Montenvers, it is fairly crucial to cross the Glacier d'Envers du Plan as early as possible on firm snow because of the crevasses. Though we weaved our way slowly across the most tenuous section at 1pm, it was very much less than ideal... To descend the Glacier, weave a line carefully through the crevasse field trending towards the rocky outcrop on the right (when descending the glacier facing away from the Aiguille du Plan or left if facing the Aiguille; on a map it is SSE of the Aiguille du Plan). With a 60m rope, you can fimd some ok-ish ice (for that time of day) for an ice screw placement to belay the final slightly steeper section on the approach to the rock. Once there, you will find an abseil to ledges from a maillon and two cords - one recent at the time of writing - around a perched leaning block. From here, it is an easier approach to the Requin hut. From the hut it is straight forwards down the dry glacier to the Montenvers station, and if you miss your ride down it is a further two hours of easy trail to Chamonix. To Montenvers, descend to the glacier from the Requin hut on ladders. Walk along following yellows dots marked on rocks until you see a white square and rectangle on the left-side wall and ascend via ladders to the station. Alternatively, re-trace the route back to the Midi station, though some sections are not so desirable in late in the day or when tired... Do not underestimate the time taken on the route, and especially to descend the glacier. We started at 7am, were at the Rognon 10am, and atop the Aiguille du Plan at 1130am. We got stuck behind a guide at the abseils on the Rognon, but overtook on the second abseil by walking left along a narrow ledge (ie. right, when facing the rock head on) to a bolted abseil point. To descend the glacier took four hours to reach the Requin hut. And from here to Montenvers station was around 3 hours, plus 2 hours to descend on foot to Chamonix on easy trail. Gear wise, 1x 60m rope, slings, 2x ice screws (long and medium), BD Camalots (1, 0.75, 0.5, 0.4) and 4x alpine quickdraws. A walking axe with a sharp pick I recommend, and a second technical axe if it is particularly icy would be useful in places where you have to front point (such as the North side during the final approach to the Rognon du Plan). A walking pole would also be much more comfortable (slightly slippery and hard surface) on the dry glacier to Montenvers, however it not essential.
with Gregor, Ewa
Dougbart 23 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with Adrian
with Adrian
Theeni 12 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S With Ben Foster and David Richmond
With Ben Foster and David Richmond
stratandrew 11 Jul, 2018 AltLd dnf A beast of a route. the return is harder than the out. we bailed after the abs of the Rognon as we were running short of time. re-climbing the Rognan on the way back is the technical crux and not to be underestimated. The loose gully up from the saddle is the most dangerous section especially with other teams about. Nine teams started that day but only the two French soloists finished the route. Best advice: stay at the Cosmiques and get an early start (say 4.30am) and it will be safer and much more enjoyable. Thats what i'll do when i go back to do it. Also earlier in the summer is safer. The more snow the better.
with David Rainsbury
A beast of a route. the return is harder than the out. we bailed after the abs of the Rognon as we were running short of time. re-climbing the Rognan on the way back is the technical crux and not to be underestimated. The loose gully up from the saddle is the most dangerous section especially with other teams about. Nine teams started that day but only the two French soloists finished the route. Best advice: stay at the Cosmiques and get an early start (say 4.30am) and it will be safer and much more enjoyable. Thats what i'll do when i go back to do it. Also earlier in the summer is safer. The more snow the better.
with David Rainsbury
pnordberg 11 Jul, 2018 AltLd dnf
with ACT
with ACT
Sam Maher 8 Jul, 2018 Lead Started at 5.50am from the cosmiques hut reaching the start plateau at 6.15. Compelted the ridge to the rognon as Rob wasn't feeling the exposure. Still an excellent day out mind doing the plateau to the rognon and back in 6hr 1m. Excellent exposed climbing throughout although 2 things to remember for next time: 1) start earlier -we could probably do the first section over the 2 summits and down the steep arete in the dark, giving us better snow conditions for the whole route - there and back and 2) bring cams - we could have made it a lot safer by bringing our own gear and not just relying on abseil tat and non existent bolts!
with Rob Davis
Started at 5.50am from the cosmiques hut reaching the start plateau at 6.15. Compelted the ridge to the rognon as Rob wasn't feeling the exposure. Still an excellent day out mind doing the plateau to the rognon and back in 6hr 1m. Excellent exposed climbing throughout although 2 things to remember for next time: 1) start earlier -we could probably do the first section over the 2 summits and down the steep arete in the dark, giving us better snow conditions for the whole route - there and back and 2) bring cams - we could have made it a lot safer by bringing our own gear and not just relying on abseil tat and non existent bolts!
with Rob Davis
Hidden 7 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
James Gordon ?Jul, 2018 -
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Petarghh 28 Oct, 2017 AltLd
with nv
with nv
Hidden 28 Oct, 2017 -
nbryant 17 Oct, 2017 AltLd O/S Great route. Really good conditions and only a team of two seen all day. Perfect!
with Patric Lundell
Great route. Really good conditions and only a team of two seen all day. Perfect!
with Patric Lundell
Hidden 15 Oct, 2017 AltLd rpt
janegallwey 14 Oct, 2017 AltLd Packed for a few days out on Aiguilles Traverse, got to the Crocodile and sacked it off due to too much snow. Even getting back up the Rognon was interesting.
Packed for a few days out on Aiguilles Traverse, got to the Crocodile and sacked it off due to too much snow. Even getting back up the Rognon was interesting.
Dexter JW 28 Sep, 2017 AltLd
Matt Amos 28 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
Oliver Livesey 28 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
bc44caesar 29 Jul, 2017 -
Lamb 29 Jul, 2017 AltLd rpt Straight off the plane and last lift up to bivi before Col du Plan to start acclimatisation. Did a there and back the following day before the weather arrived in the afternoon. https://craiglamb.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/chamonix-summer-2017.html
Straight off the plane and last lift up to bivi before Col du Plan to start acclimatisation. Did a there and back the following day before the weather arrived in the afternoon. https://craiglamb.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/chamonix-summer-2017.html
seanhendo123 29 Jul, 2017 Lead rpt Bivied to get an early start, had to break trail all the way, thin conditions with grey hard ice on sections. Brilliant day out moving together all the way
with Lamb
Bivied to get an early start, had to break trail all the way, thin conditions with grey hard ice on sections. Brilliant day out moving together all the way
with Lamb
JoeCoxson 17 Jul, 2017 Lead dnf Poor snow conditions, had to take a lower line to the right to get down to the col, decided to sack it off
Poor snow conditions, had to take a lower line to the right to get down to the col, decided to sack it off
lukegorman 17 Jul, 2017 AltLd dnf bad snow conditions
dnf bad snow conditions
Phiggle_McDiggle 11 Jul, 2017 2nd
edprince 11 Jul, 2017 Lead dnf Set off from a bivvy (near Abri Simond winter refuge) early, started route at 5am. Set off in white-out, visibility was < 5m. Moving along the knife-edge ridge, the snow was already soft, and we knew returning around midday was going to be too dangerous, so we turned around. Staggeringly gorgeous views of the sunrise though! Definitely worth it only going that far.
Set off from a bivvy (near Abri Simond winter refuge) early, started route at 5am. Set off in white-out, visibility was < 5m. Moving along the knife-edge ridge, the snow was already soft, and we knew returning around midday was going to be too dangerous, so we turned around. Staggeringly gorgeous views of the sunrise though! Definitely worth it only going that far.
guernseydan 27 Jun, 2017 AltLd dnf Terrible conditions. Got to Col du Plan and turned back due to large rockfall on route. Arete's turned to ice on the return. Tough day out!
Terrible conditions. Got to Col du Plan and turned back due to large rockfall on route. Arete's turned to ice on the return. Tough day out!
Barny Hamon 27 Jun, 2017 - Got as far as Col du Midi when rockfall and dry conditions turned us back.
with Steve, Dan
Got as far as Col du Midi when rockfall and dry conditions turned us back.
with Steve, Dan
SteveD 27 Jun, 2017 AltLd
nathanjmasters 12 Jun, 2017 AltLd dnf An ambitious objective for our second day at altitude but I'm pleased we had a go anyway. The very slushy soft snow made the steep ridge descent pretty sketchy but we got through it. The snow conditions also meant the traverses were very difficult and we opted to going up to the rock and moving together across this. We made it to about two thirds along before noticing that the snow gully which we needed to cross was more of a scree slope with lots of water running out of the bottom. We think we made the sensible decision and turned back at this point. Another route for a colder, snowier time... Great day nonetheless.
with rosso
An ambitious objective for our second day at altitude but I'm pleased we had a go anyway. The very slushy soft snow made the steep ridge descent pretty sketchy but we got through it. The snow conditions also meant the traverses were very difficult and we opted to going up to the rock and moving together across this. We made it to about two thirds along before noticing that the snow gully which we needed to cross was more of a scree slope with lots of water running out of the bottom. We think we made the sensible decision and turned back at this point. Another route for a colder, snowier time... Great day nonetheless.
with rosso
rosso 12 Jun, 2017 AltLd dnf
Hidden 11 Apr, 2017 AltLd
blakeclimber07 25 Mar, 2017 AltLd dnf Too early for this route, even with the low snow and hot winter, the snow on the north side was still far too soft. We were wadding through up to our wastes. So we retreated and skied down the VB.
with Aaron
Too early for this route, even with the low snow and hot winter, the snow on the north side was still far too soft. We were wadding through up to our wastes. So we retreated and skied down the VB.
with Aaron
adie84 ??, 2017 -
ndraper1 5 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S To the end of the narrow ridge past the raps. Awesome aonoch eager ridge style conditions.
with Pete Houghton, DigitalSteak
To the end of the narrow ridge past the raps. Awesome aonoch eager ridge style conditions.
with Pete Houghton, DigitalSteak
DigitalSteak 5 Oct, 2016 AltLd
james.oc 7 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S beautiful day. Some absailing. check out the route here: https://goo.gl/qnuqXZ
beautiful day. Some absailing. check out the route here: https://goo.gl/qnuqXZ
Chuck 23 Aug, 2016 -
jezb1 21 Aug, 2016 -
Hidden 21 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
Paul Collins 19 Aug, 2016 -
with Rory Sullivan
with Rory Sullivan
R0BJ0N 18 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Wout Martens
with Wout Martens
Ulgrid 16 Aug, 2016 AltLd Only made it as far as Col Supérieur du Plan as poor snow conditions and afternoon sun looming. Headed down the glacier to the Requin Hut - not to be advised in summer conditions as extremely crevassed and pretty dicey. Arrived at the Montenvers railway too late for the last train so had to walk back to Chamonix. Aside from these many mini-epics, a cracking day out!
Only made it as far as Col Supérieur du Plan as poor snow conditions and afternoon sun looming. Headed down the glacier to the Requin Hut - not to be advised in summer conditions as extremely crevassed and pretty dicey. Arrived at the Montenvers railway too late for the last train so had to walk back to Chamonix. Aside from these many mini-epics, a cracking day out!
Hidden 16 Aug, 2016 AltLd
davkeo 14 Aug, 2016 Solo O/S Bottle of red and 3 beers lastnight not great prep for big exposure routes. Especially with 3-4hrs sleep. Great early morning snow/ridge conditions but sun softening things up rapid on south slopes. Down climbed the first ab. 25m for the 2nd ab. Climbing back up was quite physical & Scottish. Blue sky day and awesome views. Tracks goin down towards the requiem tempted me but I thought better of it. Really enjoyable mountaineering route.
Bottle of red and 3 beers lastnight not great prep for big exposure routes. Especially with 3-4hrs sleep. Great early morning snow/ridge conditions but sun softening things up rapid on south slopes. Down climbed the first ab. 25m for the 2nd ab. Climbing back up was quite physical & Scottish. Blue sky day and awesome views. Tracks goin down towards the requiem tempted me but I thought better of it. Really enjoyable mountaineering route.
JoeWilliams 8 Aug, 2016 AltLd
with Ollie B, Kate
with Ollie B, Kate
Ollie B 8 Aug, 2016 AltLd Turned around at the abs as 12 people were queuing and lunch in the valley seemed more tempting.
with K.Williams, J.Williams
Turned around at the abs as 12 people were queuing and lunch in the valley seemed more tempting.
with K.Williams, J.Williams
Hidden 8 Aug, 2016 Lead
BlackheathDiggs 8 Aug, 2016 2nd
Lamb 7 Aug, 2016 AltLd Stopped at Col Superior du Plan due to poor snow conditions, as a result of the afternoon sun, on the final arete of the Aiguille du Plan. 4hrs 45 to Col and late start of 9am from the Midi meant missing final lift down so bivvyed at the Rognon du Plan to a stunning sunset and star lit sky. Left the bivvy at 4am to catch the morning lift down. Only carried slings but a small set of nuts would be useful.
with Sean Henderson
Stopped at Col Superior du Plan due to poor snow conditions, as a result of the afternoon sun, on the final arete of the Aiguille du Plan. 4hrs 45 to Col and late start of 9am from the Midi meant missing final lift down so bivvyed at the Rognon du Plan to a stunning sunset and star lit sky. Left the bivvy at 4am to catch the morning lift down. Only carried slings but a small set of nuts would be useful.
with Sean Henderson
seanhendo123 7 Aug, 2016 AltLd dnf Started far too late, got to col superior but poor snow stopped progress....bivied at the rognol du plan then 4am start to get the midi lift down, amazing outing and will be back to finish another time
with Lamb
Started far too late, got to col superior but poor snow stopped progress....bivied at the rognol du plan then 4am start to get the midi lift down, amazing outing and will be back to finish another time
with Lamb
Hidden 2 Aug, 2016 AltLd
birks3746 1 Aug, 2016 AltLd Only did until the end of the snow ridge as we wanted an easy day out, 2nd half looks good though and will come back for it
with Phil
Only did until the end of the snow ridge as we wanted an easy day out, 2nd half looks good though and will come back for it
with Phil
Harry Ellis ?Aug, 2016 AltLd
with Hannah Evans, Dave Buckett
with Hannah Evans, Dave Buckett
wchan 20 Jul, 2016 -
Hidden 16 Jul, 2016 -
Hidden 15 Jul, 2016 AltLd dnf
Gumery 6 Jul, 2016 Solo O/S
with Alex Marchant
with Alex Marchant
ijsbeer 6 Jul, 2016 - Until Col du Plan. The snow was too soft to continue; hence we decended to the requin cabin. Nice tour though
Until Col du Plan. The snow was too soft to continue; hence we decended to the requin cabin. Nice tour though
Martin Haworth 5 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Only a short weather window so went to the Rognon and back, short roped all the way, 3 hours round trip. Route is in easy condition but no real opportunities for any protection. Great little route with massive exposure.
Only a short weather window so went to the Rognon and back, short roped all the way, 3 hours round trip. Route is in easy condition but no real opportunities for any protection. Great little route with massive exposure.
jamesb101 1 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Snow conditions were not great and were getting worse so bailed half way
Snow conditions were not great and were getting worse so bailed half way
Jake397 ?Jul, 2016 -
with Storme England
with Storme England
markflanagan 23 Jun, 2016 Lead Snow conditions were poor on the final snow slope up to the plan so turned back. Really cool and exposed! Definitely worth going back for.
Snow conditions were poor on the final snow slope up to the plan so turned back. Really cool and exposed! Definitely worth going back for.
El_Dave_H 22 Jun, 2016 AltLd dnf Turned back on descent to Col du Plan from the Midi, hot weather, soft snow.
Turned back on descent to Col du Plan from the Midi, hot weather, soft snow.
Matt Harmon 20 Jun, 2016 AltLd dnf turned round just before gully on the rognon due to altitude sickness
turned round just before gully on the rognon due to altitude sickness
Sarah Roscoe 20 Jun, 2016 AltLd dnf
with Harry Lewis, Matt Harmon
with Harry Lewis, Matt Harmon
Mike Roger ??, 2016 -
Everetta ??, 2016 AltLd dnf
with Wolfie
with Wolfie
Hidden 30 Dec, 2015 AltLd dnf
heghedush 4 Sep, 2015 2nd
clmacdonald ?Sep, 2015 AltLd Descent to the Requin hut at the end of summer not advised unless sketchy glacier crossings are your thing.
Descent to the Requin hut at the end of summer not advised unless sketchy glacier crossings are your thing.
tskelhon ?Sep, 2015 AltLd
QuentinSu 27 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
steve_gibbs 27 Aug, 2015 AltLd rpt
with zcsharp
with zcsharp
Hidden ?Aug, 2015 -
Petarghh 10 Jul, 2015 - Not in condition. Worth avoiding at the moment
Not in condition. Worth avoiding at the moment
Hidden 10 Jul, 2015 AltLd
tedburt 9 May, 2015 AltLd O/S Got half way before had to turn round so that didnt miss flight home!
with Aaron Burdett
Got half way before had to turn round so that didnt miss flight home!
with Aaron Burdett
Hidden ??, 2015 -
joelevanschamonix ??, 2015 -
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Hidden 14 Sep, 2014 -
steve_gibbs 14 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Hannah
with Hannah
aljones91 3 Sep, 2014 AltLd dnf Snow very slushy so decided to turn back, fun day out tho
Snow very slushy so decided to turn back, fun day out tho
annak 25 Aug, 2014 AltLd dnf Bad weather so we abandoned ship at the col. Also far too late in the year, conditions on the glacier were horrible, took all day to get to the refuge hut (including falling into a big hole).
with Big Lee
Bad weather so we abandoned ship at the col. Also far too late in the year, conditions on the glacier were horrible, took all day to get to the refuge hut (including falling into a big hole).
with Big Lee
Big Lee 25 Aug, 2014 AltLd dnf Still can't seem to finish this route. Went only as far as the Col sup. du Plan as it was white-out and snowing and so not much fun continuing. Good snow conditions up to the South side of Rognon du Plan where it became softer. Descended the Glacier d'Envers du Plan to the Requin Hut. Glacier was in poor condition in places but just passable.
with annak
Still can't seem to finish this route. Went only as far as the Col sup. du Plan as it was white-out and snowing and so not much fun continuing. Good snow conditions up to the South side of Rognon du Plan where it became softer. Descended the Glacier d'Envers du Plan to the Requin Hut. Glacier was in poor condition in places but just passable.
with annak
Hidden 12 Aug, 2014 AltLd
Paul ablitt 12 Aug, 2014 AltLd there and back +1 on guide book
with Rushy
there and back +1 on guide book
with Rushy
Hidden 8 Aug, 2014 AltLd
Jo sumner 8 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 5 Aug, 2014 AltLd
AndyBryce 5 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
joelevanschamonix 16 Jul, 2014 AltLd β Great conditions. 6 hours bin to bin http://joelevanschamonix.com/2014/07/21/midi-plan-traverse-3673m/
with Annie
Great conditions. 6 hours bin to bin http://joelevanschamonix.com/2014/07/21/midi-plan-traverse-3673m/
with Annie
davidbird63 26 Jun, 2014 - Last of trip. From the first lift. Harder rock step and longer than anticipated. Description says short. Not so sure. Great route now a firm favourite for me. Return harder than outward due to rock step and steep snow ridge on softening snow.
Last of trip. From the first lift. Harder rock step and longer than anticipated. Description says short. Not so sure. Great route now a firm favourite for me. Return harder than outward due to rock step and steep snow ridge on softening snow.
ten4dave 26 Jun, 2014 -
GuitarGenius92 25 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
with will smith
with will smith
Hidden 15 Jun, 2014 2nd
Hidden 10 Jun, 2014 Lead
Jack Geldard 9 Jun, 2014 Solo O/S Good snow coverage, but very high temperatures. You want to be returning before 12:00.
Good snow coverage, but very high temperatures. You want to be returning before 12:00.
niallsash 6 Jun, 2014 -
joelevanschamonix 17 May, 2014 AltLd β http://joelevanschamonix.com/2014/05/21/a-few-days-up-high/
with Tim Oliver
http://joelevanschamonix.com/2014/05/21/a-few-days-up-high/
with Tim Oliver
Grant Fulton ?May, 2014 -
with Matt, Charlie Edwards
with Matt, Charlie Edwards
mike mo ??, 2014 -
Hidden 1 Oct, 2013 Solo
joe.91 1 Oct, 2013 Solo Only to Col du Plan as we slept in and only wanted a half day, would like to finish!
with Reidy
Only to Col du Plan as we slept in and only wanted a half day, would like to finish!
with Reidy
Hidden 23 Sep, 2013 Lead
Pete23 29 Aug, 2013 AltLd
with Stephen Mors
with Stephen Mors
Tim Sparrow 24 Aug, 2013 - Aller retour. First route, so felt sick waiting fir 2 hours for the bin down!
with Geoff Thomas
Aller retour. First route, so felt sick waiting fir 2 hours for the bin down!
with Geoff Thomas
jameslam 11 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Olaf
with Olaf
Malcolm Auchie 3 Aug, 2013 Solo Amazing climb with great views. Snow was a bit sketchy on way back, would reccommend leaving very early for this one.
with Jamie Evans, Karen Pickering
Amazing climb with great views. Snow was a bit sketchy on way back, would reccommend leaving very early for this one.
with Jamie Evans, Karen Pickering
TommyMcG ?Aug, 2013 -
robgixer ?Aug, 2013 -
Fat Andy Heff ?Aug, 2013 AltLd dnf
jimmatthews 22 Jul, 2013 Solo
Pete Houghton 22 Jul, 2013 AltLd dnf Reached the final col, but far too hot and had to turn around to make it back to the Midi in time safely. Super route until then.
Reached the final col, but far too hot and had to turn around to make it back to the Midi in time safely. Super route until then.
Hidden 21 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
peter.herd 20 Jul, 2013 -
with Sinclair Cooper
with Sinclair Cooper
Pete_Frost 16 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Fantastic route with amazing views. Descent via Envers du Plan glacier is avalanche prone and very long.
Fantastic route with amazing views. Descent via Envers du Plan glacier is avalanche prone and very long.
Hidden 12 Jul, 2013 Solo dnf
Hidden 12 Jul, 2013 Solo dnf
Hidden ?Jul, 2013 -
danfitz ?Jul, 2013 -
with Pete Houghton
with Pete Houghton
Hidden ?Jul, 2013 -
Gumery 26 Jun, 2013 AltLd dnf Turned back at second col as didn't fancy reversing the steep snow.
with Naomi
Turned back at second col as didn't fancy reversing the steep snow.
with Naomi
Mr Fuller 25 Jun, 2013 AltLd dnf Bad snow conditions. Backed off before the first long traverse.
with Paul Gibbison, riven
Bad snow conditions. Backed off before the first long traverse.
with Paul Gibbison, riven
Hidden ?Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 2013 Lead
jcw ??, 2013 -
Dave Searle ??, 2013 -
James Thacker ??, 2013 -
walts4 ??, 2013 -
freeheel47 ??, 2013 -
walts4 ??, 2013 -
jcw ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 -
Tobias at Home ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 -
alasdair19 ??, 2013 -
Tony Kartawick ??, 2013 AltLd rpt Thought it would be a doddle. how wrong can you be. A great route.
with James Thomas
Thought it would be a doddle. how wrong can you be. A great route.
with James Thomas
nking100 ??, 2013 -
andybuckley 23 Sep, 2012 - Great route on the ridge: not hard, but good fun and great views all along. Started on the ridge at 9.30 due to late telepheriques at this time of year. The plan was to turn around after about 3 hours since last cable car down from the Midi was at 4.30. We foolishly took the guidebook at its word that the descent to Montenvers would take 3 hours: the summit of the Plan was calling too intensely, and featured some wonderful cramponing rock steps. The descent was a disaster, though: after negotiating the bergschrund we spent many hours weaving through chaotic serac bands and crevasse fields down the Envers glacier. Reached the moraine/buttress below in the dark and so missed the unlit Requin hut -- we bivvied below the hut at midnight and made the long scree/moraine descent to Monetenvers the next morning -- in a thunderstorm for extra fun. Glacier descent highly discouraged!
with Gerhard Brandt
Great route on the ridge: not hard, but good fun and great views all along. Started on the ridge at 9.30 due to late telepheriques at this time of year. The plan was to turn around after about 3 hours since last cable car down from the Midi was at 4.30. We foolishly took the guidebook at its word that the descent to Montenvers would take 3 hours: the summit of the Plan was calling too intensely, and featured some wonderful cramponing rock steps. The descent was a disaster, though: after negotiating the bergschrund we spent many hours weaving through chaotic serac bands and crevasse fields down the Envers glacier. Reached the moraine/buttress below in the dark and so missed the unlit Requin hut -- we bivvied below the hut at midnight and made the long scree/moraine descent to Monetenvers the next morning -- in a thunderstorm for extra fun. Glacier descent highly discouraged!
with Gerhard Brandt
rosieposey14 7 Sep, 2012 -
alias dave 3 Sep, 2012 -
Hidden 3 Sep, 2012 -
Ashley Hold ?Sep, 2012 AltLd
with torquil
with torquil
Hidden ?Sep, 2012 AltLd dnf
andybuckley ?Sep, 2012 - Lovely route, but this late in the season we had to choose whether or not to bail at the abseil in order to get the lift down. Opted to complete the route, leading to a rather epic descent of the glacier & slabs and a night in the open before a storm came in! Live and learn...
with Gerhard Brandt
Lovely route, but this late in the season we had to choose whether or not to bail at the abseil in order to get the lift down. Opted to complete the route, leading to a rather epic descent of the glacier & slabs and a night in the open before a storm came in! Live and learn...
with Gerhard Brandt
Hidden 15 Aug, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 15 Aug, 2012 AltLd dnf
Hidden 9 Aug, 2012 AltLd
cas smerdon 9 Aug, 2012 AltLd
with Declan
with Declan
Rockley 24 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S Just under 8hr return
Just under 8hr return
Ewan Russell 24 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Rockley
with Rockley
Sankey 22 Jul, 2012 - Descended Envers du Plan glacier to Requin Hut, then Mer der Glace to Montenvers. Very loose, stones falling from glacier, and a short awkward downclimb at the end of the Envers Glacier.
with Ed
Descended Envers du Plan glacier to Requin Hut, then Mer der Glace to Montenvers. Very loose, stones falling from glacier, and a short awkward downclimb at the end of the Envers Glacier.
with Ed
James_L88 21 Jul, 2012 - Descended straight after the abseils (didn't ascend Aig du Plan) due to soft afternoon snow and the descent over the glacier.
with Badger
Descended straight after the abseils (didn't ascend Aig du Plan) due to soft afternoon snow and the descent over the glacier.
with Badger
Hidden 17 Jul, 2012 AltLd dnf
Sophie Nunn 17 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Floris
with Floris
nia 15 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
Kirill 12 Jul, 2012 Lead In both directions, 8 hours return.
with James, Michael
In both directions, 8 hours return.
with James, Michael
Keith Lambley 9 Jul, 2012 -
with Kate R
with Kate R
Hidden 9 Jul, 2012 2nd dnf
Nigel Bond 7 Jul, 2012 Solo
with Bern Hardman
with Bern Hardman
Hidden 7 Jul, 2012 -
Nigel Bond 7 Jul, 2012 Solo
with Bern Hardman
with Bern Hardman
67hours 4 Jul, 2012 - Ditched our third member part way along (sorry Rob) to make for a much faster traverse. There and back again, about 4.5hrs each way.
with Becky H
Ditched our third member part way along (sorry Rob) to make for a much faster traverse. There and back again, about 4.5hrs each way.
with Becky H
Katherine Ross 4 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S Really great route, though I really wasn't feeling great for the return.
with cbeard
Really great route, though I really wasn't feeling great for the return.
with cbeard
R_W_M 4 Jul, 2012 - Started moving together as a party of three, but left the others at the Rognon du plan as they were not comfortable moving as a three on this terrain and soloed back to the valley Blanche, 2.5 hours to Rognon do plan, 1h 20mins back after hanging around to watch the sunrise and get some awesome photos
Started moving together as a party of three, but left the others at the Rognon du plan as they were not comfortable moving as a three on this terrain and soloed back to the valley Blanche, 2.5 hours to Rognon do plan, 1h 20mins back after hanging around to watch the sunrise and get some awesome photos
cbeard 4 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S In both directions - battled a dilapidated Katherine back to the Midi in about 9 Hr
In both directions - battled a dilapidated Katherine back to the Midi in about 9 Hr
Hidden 3 Jul, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 1 Jul, 2012 AltLd
Tim Sparrow ?Jul, 2012 - Aller retour. Done as a first route acclimatiser - felt fine until a 2 hr wait at the Midi to go down ... urrrgghh.
with Geoff Thomas
Aller retour. Done as a first route acclimatiser - felt fine until a 2 hr wait at the Midi to go down ... urrrgghh.
with Geoff Thomas
sacdenouilles 23 Jun, 2012 AltLd
with J F Philippe
with J F Philippe
Ragingpossum 23 Jun, 2012 AltLd Camped on the Vallee Blanche and set off round 5am to make use of good snow conditions. Summited just after 9, fantastic route. Descended down to the mer de glace unexpectedly, which made for a very long walk home.
with JKBowers, harry kingston
Camped on the Vallee Blanche and set off round 5am to make use of good snow conditions. Summited just after 9, fantastic route. Descended down to the mer de glace unexpectedly, which made for a very long walk home.
with JKBowers, harry kingston
JKBowers 23 Jun, 2012 AltLd
with Harry Kingston, Ragingpossum
with Harry Kingston, Ragingpossum
colonelreginald ?Jun, 2012 -
mcgovern ?Jun, 2012 Lead Slept in the midi station and got up at 5am to get good snow conditions. Summited the plan after 3 1/2 hours with ease. We returned back along the ridge to the midi station, which was much more difficult. I found ascending the 2nd absail particularly tricky. Excellent route though!
with K-Man
Slept in the midi station and got up at 5am to get good snow conditions. Summited the plan after 3 1/2 hours with ease. We returned back along the ridge to the midi station, which was much more difficult. I found ascending the 2nd absail particularly tricky. Excellent route though!
with K-Man
Hidden ??, 2012 -
np134 1 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with C. Price
with C. Price
mickd ?Aug, 2011 AltLd Poor ice/snow conditions. Climbed some of the rognons en route. The Envers du plan glacier was VERY bare. Walked back to cham. Long day'
Poor ice/snow conditions. Climbed some of the rognons en route. The Envers du plan glacier was VERY bare. Walked back to cham. Long day'
inspiration_needed ?Aug, 2011 2nd O/S Moved together for most of it. 13 hours return! Amazing route. Though almost got hit by rock fall in the decent of the couloir!
with Mat Cooper
Moved together for most of it. 13 hours return! Amazing route. Though almost got hit by rock fall in the decent of the couloir!
with Mat Cooper
nvalentine760 31 Jul, 2011 Lead
with Sam Burnham
with Sam Burnham
Hidden 31 Jul, 2011 Solo O/S
Jim Brownlow 30 Jul, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 30 Jul, 2011 Lead
jo86 30 Jul, 2011 - 7 hours return from the Aiguille du midi
7 hours return from the Aiguille du midi
Hidden 27 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
Karl Wooffindin 27 Jul, 2011 AltLd dnf Final snow slope was in a state. Wisely turned around and went back to the midi.
with Ollie Hemstock
Final snow slope was in a state. Wisely turned around and went back to the midi.
with Ollie Hemstock
Hidden 27 Jul, 2011 -
Hidden 25 Jul, 2011 AltLd dnf
TheLiz 25 Jul, 2011 -
matthewjames 25 Jul, 2011 AltLd dnf First semi-epic. The route was too snowy and we were too slow, ended up deciding to walk down the glacier because the route would be a swim. Navigating a snowy glacier in a white out turned out to be quite hard. Ended up bivvying on the Mer de Glasse because it got dark and we couldn't find the stairs to get off.
First semi-epic. The route was too snowy and we were too slow, ended up deciding to walk down the glacier because the route would be a swim. Navigating a snowy glacier in a white out turned out to be quite hard. Ended up bivvying on the Mer de Glasse because it got dark and we couldn't find the stairs to get off.
Hidden 25 Jul, 2011 AltLd dnf
catemuir 25 Jul, 2011 AltLd dnf Bailed at the Col du Plan and descended to the Glacier du Tacul/Mer de Glace. Only a super-human could get from the Midi to Montenver train station in 7 hours (guidebook time)!
Bailed at the Col du Plan and descended to the Glacier du Tacul/Mer de Glace. Only a super-human could get from the Midi to Montenver train station in 7 hours (guidebook time)!
djking1983 11 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with Alex Porter
with Alex Porter
joedoherty 10 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
Redneck 1 Jul, 2011 AltLd
with Mark
with Mark
d_meacher ?Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with Stephen Griggs
with Stephen Griggs
steve-grigg ?Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S
wi11 28 May, 2011 AltLd dnf
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden 16 Oct, 2010 AltLd O/S
masa-alpin 9 Oct, 2010 AltLd O/S Completed in 3 hours. Could not work out which way to go in the last pitch, and followed the party who had been after and overtook us.
with Max C
Completed in 3 hours. Could not work out which way to go in the last pitch, and followed the party who had been after and overtook us.
with Max C
David Horwood 15 Sep, 2010 -
Hidden 12 Sep, 2010 -
Hidden 12 Sep, 2010 -
Alexandre Buisse 3 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S Took us quite a long time. We missed the first passage on the Chamonix side after col du plan and went on the rocks on the Envers side instead, with two pitches of spicy III/IV, then an abseil back en route. The rest was a bit icy but otherwise in decent conditions. We decided not to continue with the whole Aiguilles traverse after seeing the already late hour.
with Nic Mullin
Took us quite a long time. We missed the first passage on the Chamonix side after col du plan and went on the rocks on the Envers side instead, with two pitches of spicy III/IV, then an abseil back en route. The rest was a bit icy but otherwise in decent conditions. We decided not to continue with the whole Aiguilles traverse after seeing the already late hour.
with Nic Mullin
Hidden ?Sep, 2010 -
Shonkhor 26 Aug, 2010 2nd dnf Turned back early poor conditions.
with Guy, Poco Loco
Turned back early poor conditions.
with Guy, Poco Loco
Poco Loco 26 Aug, 2010 Lead dnf Really hot day. The snow was bad by 8:30, decided to turn back.
with Shonkhor, Guy Pomeroy
Really hot day. The snow was bad by 8:30, decided to turn back.
with Shonkhor, Guy Pomeroy
Hidden 22 Aug, 2010 -
Ken Applegate 13 Aug, 2010 Lead We were going well, but got unnecessarily spooked by a guide turning back just short of the Aiguille Plan. Still, good fun non the less.
We were going well, but got unnecessarily spooked by a guide turning back just short of the Aiguille Plan. Still, good fun non the less.
PeteH 9 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S Not a cloud in the sky, fantastic views, sunburnt neck.
Not a cloud in the sky, fantastic views, sunburnt neck.
DaveLeonard 9 Aug, 2010 AltLd
with PeteH
with PeteH
Hidden ?Aug, 2010 -
Tony Kartawick ?Aug, 2010 AltLd Fabulous. always thought it would be a push over. It wasn't; it was long and the route finging down the Envers Du Plan Glacier was mildly taxing. the night at the Requin Hut was one of life's great experiences.
with James Thomas
Fabulous. always thought it would be a push over. It wasn't; it was long and the route finging down the Envers Du Plan Glacier was mildly taxing. the night at the Requin Hut was one of life's great experiences.
with James Thomas
declanj ?Aug, 2010 -
QuentinSu ?Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Jul, 2010 -
vincentvega 25 Jul, 2010 - Done as a return trip. Fantastic route, tricky last couple of moves to get to the very top of the plan as the ledges were iced. Be acclimatised, as its a fairly good slog, esecially back to the Midi.
with danny robb
Done as a return trip. Fantastic route, tricky last couple of moves to get to the very top of the plan as the ledges were iced. Be acclimatised, as its a fairly good slog, esecially back to the Midi.
with danny robb
1andrew1 11 Jul, 2010 AltLd Turned back because of heat. Beautiful route
with drew52
Turned back because of heat. Beautiful route
with drew52
Hidden 11 Jul, 2010 AltLd dnf
stephenmckenzie 11 Jul, 2010 AltLd dnf Backed off due to rapidly-melting route.
with James Chesmer, Ben Jeffreys
Backed off due to rapidly-melting route.
with James Chesmer, Ben Jeffreys
Hidden 10 Jul, 2010 -
groovy_nut 8 Jul, 2010 - Descended Envers glacier to Requin hut, then down to Montenvers.
Descended Envers glacier to Requin hut, then down to Montenvers.
AMarchant 7 Jul, 2010 - A fantastic day, Ally's first of the trip. Finished in good time and descended to the Requin Hut, Mer de Glace and Le Montenvers.
with allyhurst, Stu Air
A fantastic day, Ally's first of the trip. Finished in good time and descended to the Requin Hut, Mer de Glace and Le Montenvers.
with allyhurst, Stu Air
Hidden 7 Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 5 Jul, 2010 AltLd
centurion05 ?Jul, 2010 -
Tommy Harris ?Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
with phillip belcher
with phillip belcher
JGW ?Jul, 2010 - Surprised by the exposure on the ridge, and knackered from the altitude by the end, but a great route
with Matt Tilley
Surprised by the exposure on the ridge, and knackered from the altitude by the end, but a great route
with Matt Tilley
gallonj ?Jul, 2010 -
liamo333 ?Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2010 -
Hidden ?Jul, 2010 AltLd
goatee 24 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
with ATRG
with ATRG
CarolineH 23 Jun, 2010 -
Bristoldave 23 Jun, 2010 Lead
Hidden 23 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 2010 -
chopin-smith 10 Feb, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jan, 2010 AltLd
Hidden ?Jan, 2010 AltLd
Hidden ?Jan, 2010 AltLd
Hidden ?Jan, 2010 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2010 -
thebigeasy ??, 2010 -
Guy Wilson ??, 2010 -
alancash100 ??, 2010 AltLd
david0811 11 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S very dry and icy made for slow progress. decended the envers glacier which is very badly crevassed
with Mark Reid
very dry and icy made for slow progress. decended the envers glacier which is very badly crevassed
with Mark Reid
Hidden 7 Aug, 2009 -
Hidden ?Aug, 2009 -
Hidden ?Aug, 2009 -
John HW 28 Jul, 2009 -
with Rhys HW, Ben HW, Cath
with Rhys HW, Ben HW, Cath
Hidden 28 Jul, 2009 -
Ben HW 28 Jul, 2009 -
with John HW
with John HW
HimTiggins 21 Jul, 2009 Lead rpt Moved together. Hadn't been up to the Aiguille tdu Plan before. Went down the glacier to the Requin hut - it's pretty gnarly!
with tebs
Moved together. Hadn't been up to the Aiguille tdu Plan before. Went down the glacier to the Requin hut - it's pretty gnarly!
with tebs
Hidden 21 Jul, 2009 -
MoWalker3 7 Jul, 2009 AltLd
with Quiet Ian
with Quiet Ian
Tommy Harris ?Jul, 2009 -
Hidden ?Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
joese7en ?Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
with NG
with NG
stuart34 29 Jun, 2009 AltLd dnf Didn't make Aiguille du plan summit, descended glacier.
with st43, James Monypenny
Didn't make Aiguille du plan summit, descended glacier.
with st43, James Monypenny
Hidden 2 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S
thecurlyone ?Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with Liam McGuane
with Liam McGuane
Hidden ?Jun, 2009 -
Hidden ?Jun, 2009 -
dancurrie ?Jun, 2009 AltLd
with Tom Wallbank
with Tom Wallbank
Hidden ?Jan, 2009 Solo
brockers ??, 2009 AltLd O/S
with CarlZ
with CarlZ
barksmo ??, 2009 -
nickdonohue ?Oct, 2008 - Did most of the route solo but teamed up with french couple at the Rognon and ascended / descended Aig de Plan then reascended the rognon with them.
Did most of the route solo but teamed up with french couple at the Rognon and ascended / descended Aig de Plan then reascended the rognon with them.
Hidden 27 Aug, 2008 AltLd dnf
Hidden 26 Aug, 2008 2nd dnf
Giles Davis 26 Aug, 2008 2nd O/S
Jack00 8 Aug, 2008 -
with Tim, Darren, Laura
with Tim, Darren, Laura
andymoin 6 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S Got the second bin up 6.40pm. Amazing climbing, gob smacking situations on airy snow arêtes. Nothing to technical but a very long day. Did the route midi to plan in guide book time 4hrs. The decent took far to long 5 1/2 hrs to montivers. We when very slowly down a knarly looking but easy envers glacier. After a we rest at the requin hut we also managed to get lost for about 2hrs in the mer de glace/tucal/luacho glacier join. This was very crevassed and required loads of jumping and back tracking. Managed to the get the train tho :)
Got the second bin up 6.40pm. Amazing climbing, gob smacking situations on airy snow arêtes. Nothing to technical but a very long day. Did the route midi to plan in guide book time 4hrs. The decent took far to long 5 1/2 hrs to montivers. We when very slowly down a knarly looking but easy envers glacier. After a we rest at the requin hut we also managed to get lost for about 2hrs in the mer de glace/tucal/luacho glacier join. This was very crevassed and required loads of jumping and back tracking. Managed to the get the train tho :)
Hidden 6 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S
Neil Mackenzie 6 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S awesome situations but easy. Long descent via requin and over heavily crevassed mer de glacé
with andy & warren
awesome situations but easy. Long descent via requin and over heavily crevassed mer de glacé
with andy & warren
Hidden 4 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S
chris m fisher 4 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Dan M
with Dan M
Hidden ?Aug, 2008 AltLd rpt
Dave Searle ?Aug, 2008 -
with jim
with jim
Hidden ?Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S
davepc ?Aug, 2008 AltLd
with misha
with misha
JonHarvey ?Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S
jimbobimbo ?Aug, 2008 AltLd
with Mel
with Mel
felixthelion 29 Jul, 2008 AltLd
tommytuffa 29 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
Rosey Posey 22 Jul, 2008 2nd O/S
with Paul
with Paul
joe king 22 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
with Rose
with Rose
HIGHTOWER 22 Jul, 2008 2nd
with Gordie (Leuchars), Paul Millen
with Gordie (Leuchars), Paul Millen
gordon henderson 22 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
with MRT
with MRT
Hidden ?Jul, 2008 AltLd
Gibbo ?Jul, 2008 AltLd
with Tom Gibbison
with Tom Gibbison
LardClimber ?Jul, 2008 -
with Dave Williams
with Dave Williams
Hidden ?Jul, 2008 AltLd
Hidden ?Jul, 2008 AltLd
robertporter ?Jul, 2008 -
Neil D ?Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 25 Jun, 2008 AltLd dnf
SWalls ?Jun, 2008 -
with plummet
with plummet
Hidden ??, 2008 -
AndrewJenkins ??, 2008 -
existing debt ??, 2008 -
with roger
with roger
Dave ??, 2008 AltLd
markfairbank 26 Aug, 2007 Lead dnf First day in the mountains, set off late due to getting sorted out and as a result DNF. Backed off before the abseil as had to get back for last lift down. Bit of an epic for our first day........but excellent route. Will be back.
First day in the mountains, set off late due to getting sorted out and as a result DNF. Backed off before the abseil as had to get back for last lift down. Bit of an epic for our first day........but excellent route. Will be back.
SteveMyatt 26 Aug, 2007 AltLd dnf
with Mark Fairbank
with Mark Fairbank
Hidden 14 Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14 Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S
Rob84 ?Aug, 2007 Lead
with Sam Strong
with Sam Strong
SamStrong ?Aug, 2007 AltLd
with Rob Dyer
with Rob Dyer
Martyn ?Aug, 2007 2nd Guide used (Dave Hollinger and Willy ?)
with James Williams
Guide used (Dave Hollinger and Willy ?)
with James Williams
Hidden ?Aug, 2007 AltLd
Cardi 31 Jul, 2007 AltLd O/S Moved together on most of it
with Ant F
Moved together on most of it
with Ant F
Hidden 15 Jul, 2007 AltLd dnf
Hidden 8 Jul, 2007 AltLd dnf
Hidden ?Jul, 2007 -
Hidden ?Jul, 2007 AltLd
Hidden ?Jul, 2007 -
david morse ?Jul, 2007 - also finished at rognon du plan
with ric moat and jon denniss
also finished at rognon du plan
with ric moat and jon denniss
dmorgan27 ?Jul, 2007 Lead Beautiful day, very hot, camped on the glacier below the top station of the aiguille de midi.
with Terryl
Beautiful day, very hot, camped on the glacier below the top station of the aiguille de midi.
with Terryl
LardClimber ?Jul, 2007 -
with Dave Williams
with Dave Williams
rwm7131 30 Jun, 2007 AltLd
with Dan Parker, Kevin Charleston
with Dan Parker, Kevin Charleston
Hidden 30 Jun, 2007 AltLd O/S
JonHarvey 17 Jun, 2007 AltLd dnf what a good route! turned back due to unexpected difficulties and conditions at around the 1st rognon.
with Jay Jackson and Sharon Hooper
what a good route! turned back due to unexpected difficulties and conditions at around the 1st rognon.
with Jay Jackson and Sharon Hooper
Hidden 17 Jun, 2007 AltLd dnf
scott gibson ?Jun, 2007 AltLd
cliffy ?Jun, 2007 - Did not complete as it was 1st day out and had to get back for last cable car.
Did not complete as it was 1st day out and had to get back for last cable car.
Hidden ?Jun, 2007 AltLd
shazhooper ?Jun, 2007 -
with Jon Harvey, Jay Jackson
with Jon Harvey, Jay Jackson
rob stokes ?May, 2007 AltLd dnf
with rebecca
with rebecca
Tobias at Home 29 Dec, 2006 AltLd O/S Almost died but the views were good.
with Bag
Almost died but the views were good.
with Bag
Big Lee 10 Nov, 2006 AltLd dnf Started along the route late and moved too slowly. Decided to sack the route off midway along.
with Phil Davis, Jonathan Brown
Started along the route late and moved too slowly. Decided to sack the route off midway along.
with Phil Davis, Jonathan Brown
Hidden 10 Sep, 2006 2nd
KeithW 9 Sep, 2006 - Moved together as a four, but DNF
with Nick Ferguson
Moved together as a four, but DNF
with Nick Ferguson
Mihkel 5 Sep, 2006 Lead A slow day but v enjoyable. Final rocks to Aig du Plan were fun in crampons, as was the ice gully that had to be climbed on way back. A great route. 12hrs return trip (gbt + 4).
with Mel Brown, dave657
A slow day but v enjoyable. Final rocks to Aig du Plan were fun in crampons, as was the ice gully that had to be climbed on way back. A great route. 12hrs return trip (gbt + 4).
with Mel Brown, dave657
Hidden ?Sep, 2006 -
Smelly Fox 3 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
with Dom, Rich, Matt Croll
with Dom, Rich, Matt Croll
Somerset swede basher 2 Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Rich Siddle
with Rich Siddle
bandersnatch ?Jul, 2006 Lead
with Mairi B
with Mairi B
Hidden ?Jun, 2006 -
manmike ?Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
with wiggers
with wiggers
Hidden ?Jun, 2006 AltLd
Hidden ?Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
sebastien ?Jun, 2006 2nd
Hidden ?Jun, 2006 -
hilled101 ??, 2006 AltLd
gavinjd ??, 2006 -
Si ?Aug, 2005 AltLd
with Will
with Will
feilx ?Aug, 2005 -
Hidden 19 Jul, 2005 2nd dnf
Hidden ?Jul, 2005 -
AJM ?Jul, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Ronan Kavanagh
with Ronan Kavanagh
dannyboy83 ?Jul, 2005 -
with feilx
with feilx
chrissloan84 ?Jul, 2005 -
Rhian Wood ??, 2005 -
dan cowley ?Sep, 2004 AltLd O/S
with Angus Murray and John Maguire
with Angus Murray and John Maguire
Ed Saint ?Jul, 2004 -
Alpandy ?Jul, 2004 -
220bpm ?Aug, 2003 AltLd O/S
with Dave
with Dave
Hidden 9 Jul, 2003 Lead
Danhan 5 Jul, 2003 -
with James D, Dave W, bobfish
with James D, Dave W, bobfish
abbeywall ?Jul, 2003 - out and back
with K
out and back
with K
Hidden 9 Jun, 2003 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2003 -
Hidden ??, 2003 -
Andy Clarke 27 Jul, 2002 AltLd Out and back. Beautiful narrow snow arete shortly after leaving the Midi. All in all, a very aesthetic route, with superb views along the ridge.
with MikeW
Out and back. Beautiful narrow snow arete shortly after leaving the Midi. All in all, a very aesthetic route, with superb views along the ridge.
with MikeW
Hidden ?Jun, 2002 -
Martyn ?Aug, 2001 Lead dnf Got to Rognon du Plan do to strength of party.
with James Williams
Got to Rognon du Plan do to strength of party.
with James Williams
Paul-Michael 31 Jul, 2001 AltLd O/S From the Refuge des Cosmiques. Desended the South-East Face PD to the Refuge du Requin 6 1/2 hr to summit, 9 hr to refuge. No pitching, moving together.
From the Refuge des Cosmiques. Desended the South-East Face PD to the Refuge du Requin 6 1/2 hr to summit, 9 hr to refuge. No pitching, moving together.
Cuillin Calling 31 Jul, 2001 AltLd
Hidden 8 Jul, 2001 AltLd O/S
Stone Muppet ??, 2001 -
Hidden ?Aug, 2000 Lead
Hidden ??, 2000 Lead
Hidden ??, 2000 Lead
Hidden 3 Aug, 1999 AltLd
andrewbooth1000 ?Aug, 1999 Lead rpt
with Neil Urquhart & Neal Poad
with Neil Urquhart & Neal Poad
nige pacer ?Aug, 1999 AltLd O/S
bandersnatch ?Jul, 1999 Lead
gwedgwood ?Jul, 1999 2nd
with Geraldine Achard
with Geraldine Achard
auld al ?Jul, 1998 Solo O/S
olekemi 10 Jan, 1998 Solo O/S
with Jerome P
with Jerome P
Hidden 14 Aug, 1997 Lead
Hidden ?Jul, 1997 Lead
andrewbooth1000 ?Jul, 1997 AltLd O/S Did this the same day as the Cosmiques Ridge
with Andy from Oxford Uni
Did this the same day as the Cosmiques Ridge
with Andy from Oxford Uni
Rob Kennard ??, 1997 -
with James Dunlop, Paul Andrews
with James Dunlop, Paul Andrews
Laramadness 22 Jul, 1996 -
with Steve Munton
with Steve Munton
NickJH ?Jul, 1996 AltLd O/S
with LiamG
with LiamG
bobelvedere ?Aug, 1995 Lead
Jim Walton 12 Jul, 1995 AltLd O/S
with Ian Mathias
with Ian Mathias
auld al ?Jul, 1995 Solo O/S
frost ?Jul, 1994 -
with S Raw
with S Raw
craig h ?Aug, 1993 AltLd
with Jim Mellor
with Jim Mellor
Hidden 30 Jul, 1993 -
Hidden 30 Jul, 1993 -
Hidden ?Jun, 1993 AltLd O/S
Ratfeeder ?Jun, 1993 AltLd O/S
with Ed
with Ed
ill_bill 11 Aug, 1992 - with Sandy & Jamie Ogilvie. Descent via Envers Glacier, Mer de Glace and missed the last 'Phrique down!
with Sandy Ogilvie
with Sandy & Jamie Ogilvie. Descent via Envers Glacier, Mer de Glace and missed the last 'Phrique down!
with Sandy Ogilvie
Tony Prendergast ?Aug, 1992 -
with Susan Oldfield, Mike Cleary
with Susan Oldfield, Mike Cleary
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides 30 Jul, 1992 Solo
Hidden ?Jul, 1991 AltLd
Tim Sparrow ?Jul, 1991 - Plan - Midi after bivy near Requin hut. Fell asleep on Col Midi with out sun screen and face peeled like a lizard later.
with ChrisJD
Plan - Midi after bivy near Requin hut. Fell asleep on Col Midi with out sun screen and face peeled like a lizard later.
with ChrisJD
Hidden 2 Aug, 1990 -
Hidden 13 Aug, 1989 AltLd
Hidden ?Aug, 1989 AltLd
gallonj ?Aug, 1989 -
pauldrew ?Jul, 1989 AltLd Great day out - there and back again. Tough little pitch to reach Aiguille du Midi summit.
with Paul Glossop, Lisa Cox
Great day out - there and back again. Tough little pitch to reach Aiguille du Midi summit.
with Paul Glossop, Lisa Cox
Hidden ??, 1989 -
Hidden ?Aug, 1988 2nd
pete johnson ?Aug, 1988 -
with Andy Tallant
with Andy Tallant
Tony Buckley ?Aug, 1988 - Done from the Plan to the Midi, following an ascent of the south face of the Plan
with Richard Brockman
Done from the Plan to the Midi, following an ascent of the south face of the Plan
with Richard Brockman
Hidden 18 Jul, 1988 Solo
Hidden ?Jul, 1988 -
Grezza ?Jun, 1988 Solo snow plod in spectacular surroundings. tiring if unfit!
with JuJu
snow plod in spectacular surroundings. tiring if unfit!
with JuJu
John Marsland ?Aug, 1987 -
with Dave Soles
with Dave Soles
freeheel47 ?Jul, 1987 AltLd
sacdenouilles ?Jun, 1987 AltLd
SB_NWUK_99 ?Aug, 1986 Solo Stunning views. Climbed without hiring a mountain guide.
Stunning views. Climbed without hiring a mountain guide.
Andy Chubb ?Jun, 1986 Lead
PeteCheung ??, 1986 AltLd
with Alan
with Alan
garywalker147 ??, 1986 Lead
eroica64 10 Sep, 1985 AltLd Didn't actually get toPplan. Got back to Midi station late and bivvied there.
with John Graeme
Didn't actually get toPplan. Got back to Midi station late and bivvied there.
with John Graeme
Hidden ?Jul, 1985 Solo O/S
garywalker147 ??, 1985 -
Steve Crowe ??, 1985 AltLd O/S We also reversed it back to the cable car.
We also reversed it back to the cable car.
biggianthead 30 Aug, 1983 -
with G
with G
Richard Weller ?Aug, 1983 -
with Paul Mavin
with Paul Mavin
Richard Weller ?Aug, 1983 -
with Paul Mavin
with Paul Mavin
andy tetsill ?Aug, 1983 AltLd turned back t the col du plan superior s it started to snow and wrmed up. Returned to the midi station
with Richard
turned back t the col du plan superior s it started to snow and wrmed up. Returned to the midi station
with Richard
John Marsland ??, 1982 -
with Eduardo Martinez
with Eduardo Martinez
Hidden 3 Sep, 1980 Lead
alpinist63 19 Jul, 1980 -
mark-abz ?Jul, 1980 AltLd
with Mick D
with Mick D
Hidden ??, 1980 -
Hidden ?Sep, 1979 -
Hidden ?Aug, 1979 Solo
DonnyDave 15 Jul, 1979 Lead Did not continue to the Plan as Joyce was really feeling the exposure. Continued down the glacier and spent the night in the Requin Hut.
with Joyce Sixsmith
Did not continue to the Plan as Joyce was really feeling the exposure. Continued down the glacier and spent the night in the Requin Hut.
with Joyce Sixsmith
beaumap ?Jul, 1979 Lead
with Stan Tanner
with Stan Tanner
Nigel Coe ?Jul, 1979 - We went Plan - Midi so we didn't have to descend the Envers de Plan glacier when the snow bridges were soft. Nearly reached the ridge, on a perfect smooth snow slope when boom, I fell down a crevasse. An epic ensued, but we both limped into Midi station with relief.
with John Walmsley
We went Plan - Midi so we didn't have to descend the Envers de Plan glacier when the snow bridges were soft. Nearly reached the ridge, on a perfect smooth snow slope when boom, I fell down a crevasse. An epic ensued, but we both limped into Midi station with relief.
with John Walmsley
nickprior ?Jun, 1979 -
Andy Say ?Aug, 1978 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 1976 Lead
Dave Musgrove 11 Aug, 1972 AltLd
mikej ?Jul, 1968 AltLd We were not the first team to leave the tunnel but we were the first team to arrive at the Plan summit.
with Hugh Lane
We were not the first team to leave the tunnel but we were the first team to arrive at the Plan summit.
with Hugh Lane
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