did the grands mulets route on june 30th 08. well worth doing as the glacial scenery from the boissons to the col du dome is fantastic. deep snow on the grand plateau was hell. from the col follow the normal route to the summit. one of us really suffered from the altitude but he kept going. his exhaustion and blurred vision made for a tense descent to the aig midi. they say you can tell how big a mountain is when your descending, well mont blanc is big. its a big summit day [approx 1800mtrs] but keep in mind the grands mulets route.

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George.D 23 May AltLd Ski ascent - clear and sunny but very cold. Skied the north face directly off the summit heading out skiers right. Approx 6.5 hrs to summit including 45 min stop in Vallot bivvy to warm up the hands. Descended all the way to the midi lift mid station.
Ski ascent - clear and sunny but very cold. Skied the north face directly off the summit heading out skiers right. Approx 6.5 hrs to summit including 45 min stop in Vallot bivvy to warm up the hands. Descended all the way to the midi lift mid station.
Petarghh 16 May -
Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton 4 May, 2017 Solo dnf Up to Vallot refuge.
Up to Vallot refuge.
blakeclimber07 6 Apr, 2017 AltLd dnf Had to stop on the final ridge to the summit. The wind had picked up well over the forecasted strength and the visibility was closing in. Neither of us had done the route before and the decent was not the same as the assent route (we opted for the slightly more technical ice ridge route with skis on our packs) so we decided to turn around and ski down at approx. 4600m
Had to stop on the final ridge to the summit. The wind had picked up well over the forecasted strength and the visibility was closing in. Neither of us had done the route before and the decent was not the same as the assent route (we opted for the slightly more technical ice ridge route with skis on our packs) so we decided to turn around and ski down at approx. 4600m
Just Will 5 Jul, 2016 Solo O/S
CameronH 5 Jul, 2016 - Descent from Vallot hut
Descent from Vallot hut
CameronH 4 Jun, 2016 Solo dnf On skis, turned round at Vallot hut due to zero visibility and storm coming in later. Still got the awesome ski descent!
with ford23
On skis, turned round at Vallot hut due to zero visibility and storm coming in later. Still got the awesome ski descent!
with ford23
Richard Kendrick ??, 2016 -
with Tim Johnston, stanleynkk
with Tim Johnston, stanleynkk
joelevanschamonix 10 Apr, 2015 -
with Tim Oliver
with Tim Oliver
Hidden 4 Jun, 2013 Solo
TCarrick 11 Jul, 2012 -
Huw Mithan 9 Jul, 2012 AltLd
with Tom Carrick, Mark Madge, David Webster
with Tom Carrick, Mark Madge, David Webster
Webster ?Jul, 2012 - turned back at the valot hut
turned back at the valot hut
Mr Messy ?Jun, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Ste Ridd 16 Jul, 2008 Lead Take the Aiguille du Midi cable car, and traverse from the mid-station to the Glacier des Bossons. Crevasses in the last 50 meters on the approach to Grands Mulets hut at La Junction. Deep snow up to Grands Mulets hut. Day two 2am start, glaciers on the approach to the Petit Plateau. Pass as quickly as possible to avoid seracs, (passed on left-hand side, in good condition), before ascending Les Grandes Montées. Cross the Grand Plateau before joining the Gouter route between the Col du Dome and the Vallot shelter for the last summit section Bosses ridge. Arrived at the summit at 14:00 Decended the Gouter route. Arrived at Gouter Hut around 17:00 - White out on decent. (Long route in deep snow – only our party of 4 and two skiers on this route in good weather).
with C.Steel
Take the Aiguille du Midi cable car, and traverse from the mid-station to the Glacier des Bossons. Crevasses in the last 50 meters on the approach to Grands Mulets hut at La Junction. Deep snow up to Grands Mulets hut. Day two 2am start, glaciers on the approach to the Petit Plateau. Pass as quickly as possible to avoid seracs, (passed on left-hand side, in good condition), before ascending Les Grandes Montées. Cross the Grand Plateau before joining the Gouter route between the Col du Dome and the Vallot shelter for the last summit section Bosses ridge. Arrived at the summit at 14:00 Decended the Gouter route. Arrived at Gouter Hut around 17:00 - White out on decent. (Long route in deep snow – only our party of 4 and two skiers on this route in good weather).
with C.Steel
AndrewJenkins ??, 2008 -
GiveHerHelen 14 Jul, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Jonny M
with Jonny M
Jonny M 14 Jul, 2007 AltLd O/S
Lawrie Brand 22 Apr, 2006 Solo Ski touring attempt. Dangerous seracs forced an ascent of North ridge of Dome du Gouter. Strong winds, cloud and very cold temps dictated turnaround at Vallot shelter. 30 mins back to Grand Mulets Hut.
Ski touring attempt. Dangerous seracs forced an ascent of North ridge of Dome du Gouter. Strong winds, cloud and very cold temps dictated turnaround at Vallot shelter. 30 mins back to Grand Mulets Hut.
Tarquin ??, 2000 -
bms 12 Sep, 1999 Solo Left BCS & GB at Col du Dome as GB suffering from altitude. Caught up with them again at Gouter hut. Descended to Tete Rousse for the night.
with GB, BCS
Left BCS & GB at Col du Dome as GB suffering from altitude. Caught up with them again at Gouter hut. Descended to Tete Rousse for the night.
with GB, BCS
t p hubbard ?Aug, 1999 -
Helge Øystein Maakestad ??, 1999 Lead G/U We did it on skis in april. A magnificent route. We were poorly "acclimatised" and spent 15 hours from the refuge to the top and down again. Normal time spent is 6-7 hours. I summited the mountain on my 3'rd day in the alps ever. On the summit we were informed about the 1999 tunnel du Mt. Blanc disaster. We skied and downclimbed 3800m to arrive at the entrance to the tunnel in the Chamonix valley. We were met by armed french paratroopers protecting the then french president Chiraq. They immediately understood we were tourists and not terrorists.
We did it on skis in april. A magnificent route. We were poorly "acclimatised" and spent 15 hours from the refuge to the top and down again. Normal time spent is 6-7 hours. I summited the mountain on my 3'rd day in the alps ever. On the summit we were informed about the 1999 tunnel du Mt. Blanc disaster. We skied and downclimbed 3800m to arrive at the entrance to the tunnel in the Chamonix valley. We were met by armed french paratroopers protecting the then french president Chiraq. They immediately understood we were tourists and not terrorists.
Lusk ?Aug, 1995 Lead O/S
leonjones ?Jul, 1995 -
with Pete Miller
with Pete Miller
tompercy 17 Jul, 1994 - In descent.
In descent.
BenTiffin 29 Jul, 1993 - Bivied on Grand Plateau on the way up
Bivied on Grand Plateau on the way up
tjekel ??, 1993 -
Hidden 18 May, 1992 Lead
Hidden ??, 1992 -
Hidden ?Sep, 1990 -
Iain Brown 22 Aug, 1990 -
with Jim
with Jim
michaelb1 ?Aug, 1989 -
with troybison, troybison, Robert Durkin
with troybison, troybison, Robert Durkin
troybison ?Aug, 1989 -
Hidden 20 Sep, 1985 -
biggianthead 30 Aug, 1984 -
with G
with G
PeteM99 ?Aug, 1984 -
99bolivar ?Aug, 1984 Lead O/S
with Arthur Salmon
with Arthur Salmon
bobelvedere 7 Aug, 1979 -
with Lene Vestergaard
with Lene Vestergaard
Bolt Phobia ?Jul, 1978 AltLd
with Kit Spencer, Nicole
with Kit Spencer, Nicole
granitbahn ?Aug, 1973 Solo In descent
In descent
Martin Bennett 29 Jul, 1966 -
with Mick Black, CJE
with Mick Black, CJE
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