Rockfax Description
III, 800m, 5 - 6 hours. A route which varies greatly depending on conditions but always has crevasse risk and usually involves serac danger - good route finding and the ability to move quickly through dangerous sections are essential. The face is climbed by starting on the left, 100m right from the foot of the Triangle du Tacul.
1) Climb up 35 degree snow and cross a large crevasse, which varies in size and difficulty over the course of the year.
2) Depending on serac threat, either carry on straight up and move left once level with the end of the Chéré Couloir's technical pitches or drift gradually right to cross the face and gain the Tacul's northwest shoulder.
3) Having reached the shoulder, follow it up low-angled snow slopes and scramble easily up the summit rocks.
Descent - Reverse the route. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Normal route up the Tacul and the first bit of up-hill on the 3-Monts route up Mont Blanc. Be mindful of the seracs that guard the face and cause numerous accidents. The area is also prone to wind loading leading to big avalanches and too many fatalities! Some very large crevasses are also present.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
calumhicks 14 Aug -
with John Mckenna
with John Mckenna
John McKenna 14 Aug DWS
Kit Kline 23 Jul 2nd O/S
Amy Kilpin 23 Jul 2nd
Hidden 12 Jul AltLd
BenCollis 7 Jul Lead First out the Cosmiques at 6am, In a cloud with 50k winds. We reached the first crevasse and there was no snow bridge, but plenty of questionable gear in place. We turned back and started a domino as all the other team followed.
First out the Cosmiques at 6am, In a cloud with 50k winds. We reached the first crevasse and there was no snow bridge, but plenty of questionable gear in place. We turned back and started a domino as all the other team followed.
flanyolo 23 Aug, 2018 AltLd
Steely12 23 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
with flanyolo, Dan
with flanyolo, Dan
lo22 23 Aug, 2018 AltLd
with Deema
with Deema
Chuck 12 Aug, 2018 -
with Carrie Craig
with Carrie Craig
Hidden 10 Aug, 2018 2nd
Guillem 10 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
DaveThexton 4 Aug, 2018 Lead
Hidden 4 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Just Will 30 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Josh Abrahams, Luke Bounds
with Josh Abrahams, Luke Bounds
Artem Babichenko 30 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18 Jul, 2018 -
Hidden 18 Jul, 2018 -
Pero 10 Jul, 2018 - As part of ascent of Mont Maudit. Bagged the Tacul summit on the way back.
As part of ascent of Mont Maudit. Bagged the Tacul summit on the way back.
George.D 9 Jul, 2018 AltLd
Ruaraidh 20 Apr, 2018 AltLd O/S First 4000m. 3hrs to summit. Aborted Trois Monts due to altitude
First 4000m. 3hrs to summit. Aborted Trois Monts due to altitude
RWW 8 Sep, 2017 - Steeper and icier than usual.
Steeper and icier than usual.
PeteMc 30 Aug, 2017 AltLd Good conditions. 3hrs 30 min from cosmiques hut and back.
Good conditions. 3hrs 30 min from cosmiques hut and back.
Hidden 30 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Guillem 25 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Sam Cooke 21 Aug, 2017 - To about 10m below the summit - Amanda's reynauds precluded going further. Pretty sketchy hard ice on the way down, another party above us fell about 200m down the middle part of the face, so there was additional drama with the mountain rescue helicopter. Then I got altitude sickness and vomited in the lift on the way down.
with Amanda
To about 10m below the summit - Amanda's reynauds precluded going further. Pretty sketchy hard ice on the way down, another party above us fell about 200m down the middle part of the face, so there was additional drama with the mountain rescue helicopter. Then I got altitude sickness and vomited in the lift on the way down.
with Amanda
Pmalo 21 Aug, 2017 Lead
Nathan2013 20 Aug, 2017 Lead Nice weather poor conditions.
with Emma
Nice weather poor conditions.
with Emma
E_Robbins 20 Aug, 2017 2nd
Jordangask 17 Aug, 2017 Lead
Lakesben 15 Aug, 2017 -
with Sam, Anna
with Sam, Anna
Hidden 15 Aug, 2017 Lead
bc44caesar 31 Jul, 2017 -
JoeCoxson 30 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S As part of an aborted Trois Monts attempt. 1hr 50 basin to top
As part of an aborted Trois Monts attempt. 1hr 50 basin to top
lukegorman 30 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
guitarshane 16 Jul, 2017 Lead dnf
with Rachel
with Rachel
Conor McNamara 15 Jul, 2017 -
Hidden 14 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
Matt Boyd 14 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Rockfax had it as 5-6 hours, we completed a round trip from Cosmiques hut to summit and back in 4 hours.
with Conor McNamara, Neil Dickson
Rockfax had it as 5-6 hours, we completed a round trip from Cosmiques hut to summit and back in 4 hours.
with Conor McNamara, Neil Dickson
rpinto 7 Jul, 2017 AltLd
BenCollis 6 Jul, 2017 AltLd
Christine 4 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
with rpinto
with rpinto
BarneyLoosemore 26 Jun, 2017 -
with WGEvans
with WGEvans
WGEvans 26 Jun, 2017 -
Duncan 88 23 Jun, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 23 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
Chris Huntington 21 Jun, 2017 Lead
James.houghton 17 Jun, 2017 - Started at 4 am, summited by 7:30 and back in the valley by 9:30. The top section is completely dry and covered in bullet hard ice, so a bit sketchy. Worth the slog for the views of the Mt Blanc Massif.
with BradDodd, Alex
Started at 4 am, summited by 7:30 and back in the valley by 9:30. The top section is completely dry and covered in bullet hard ice, so a bit sketchy. Worth the slog for the views of the Mt Blanc Massif.
with BradDodd, Alex
BradDodd 17 Jun, 2017 AltLd Last section was bullet hard ice. Had to be lowered off as forgotten belay plate. Felt a bit rough with the altitude but worth it for the view.
Last section was bullet hard ice. Had to be lowered off as forgotten belay plate. Felt a bit rough with the altitude but worth it for the view.
Hidden 1 Jun, 2017 -
Hidden ??, 2017 -
jamesb101 8 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Sep, 2016 -
Pero 29 Aug, 2016 -
Bryan M 29 Aug, 2016 - 4hrs from Cosmiques hut to summit and down to Vallee Blanche. Favorable conditions rendered route 'Facile'.
with Pero
4hrs from Cosmiques hut to summit and down to Vallee Blanche. Favorable conditions rendered route 'Facile'.
with Pero
Wendy Watthews 24 Aug, 2016 - In decent
with JakeB.
In decent
with JakeB.
Hidden 24 Aug, 2016 -
rfleal 23 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
TRodrigues 23 Aug, 2016 -
Petarghh 19 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
c357 14 Aug, 2016 Lead Used as descent route
Used as descent route
benwmorgan 13 Aug, 2016 AltLd
mike.moss 13 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S In descent.
In descent.
Sam Maher ?Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Rob Davis
with Rob Davis
Hidden 29 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hoyes 29 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S In descent.
with Batt
In descent.
with Batt
David Kay 29 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S In descent.
with Lumbering Oaf, Alex Shipp
In descent.
with Lumbering Oaf, Alex Shipp
Lumbering Oaf 29 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Descent route from summit.
with David Kay, Alex Shipp
Descent route from summit.
with David Kay, Alex Shipp
Jules Lane 28 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Final day on my alpine trip. Impressive scenery and a great summit. My first and most likely only 4000er. 5 hours from midi and back. I found it physically very tough, being mostly type 2 fun. Thanks to Paul for his focus on safety.
with Mynydd Paul Justin
Final day on my alpine trip. Impressive scenery and a great summit. My first and most likely only 4000er. 5 hours from midi and back. I found it physically very tough, being mostly type 2 fun. Thanks to Paul for his focus on safety.
with Mynydd Paul Justin
maumau 10 Jul, 2016 -
Iggy_B 9 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S With Anna.
With Anna.
ijsbeer 5 Jul, 2016 -
jhobbs 4 Jul, 2016 - My first 4000'er. In good nick and had summit to ourselves. Got first lift up to the midi, round trip back to midi 5.5hrs. It was slow going back up to the midi off the vallee blanche!
with Mark Haward
My first 4000'er. In good nick and had summit to ourselves. Got first lift up to the midi, round trip back to midi 5.5hrs. It was slow going back up to the midi off the vallee blanche!
with Mark Haward
alooker ?Jul, 2016 AltLd
Mike Roger ??, 2016 -
AndyT1151 6 Sep, 2015 -
ADAMSTUBS ?Sep, 2015 2nd
steve_gibbs 18 Aug, 2015 Solo rpt
with zcsharp
with zcsharp
zcsharp 18 Aug, 2015 AltLd dnf Bad conditions and less than usual made this dangerous to do.
Bad conditions and less than usual made this dangerous to do.
Hidden 6 Aug, 2015 Lead
kbow265 ?Aug, 2015 - Hassle free after the first attempt did not quite go to plan
Hassle free after the first attempt did not quite go to plan
sivy100 30 Jul, 2015 -
olekemi 4 Jul, 2015 Solo O/S
with Ken B, Martin F
with Ken B, Martin F
philmcf ?Jul, 2015 -
JohnHartley ?Jul, 2015 -
Mr Spoons 30 Jun, 2015 2nd Didn't summit, too busy. Stopped at col just below. FAR TOO HOT! Snow not in good condition
with Vangelis Stavroulakis
Didn't summit, too busy. Stopped at col just below. FAR TOO HOT! Snow not in good condition
with Vangelis Stavroulakis
Hidden 26 Jun, 2015 Solo O/S
sammo247 23 Jun, 2015 2nd
chiverstom 23 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
ambrooker 22 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Sam Keyne, chiverstom
with Sam Keyne, chiverstom
joelevanschamonix ??, 2015 -
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Hidden 2 Nov, 2014 -
Rustyclimb 15 Oct, 2014 -
davkeo 15 Sep, 2014 Solo O/S In descent after Contamine-Grisole.
In descent after Contamine-Grisole.
lanky and weak 8 Sep, 2014 -
with Jason King
with Jason King
Webster ?Sep, 2014 Solo in descent after climbing chere couloir and summiting. practically ran down to make the last bin down.
in descent after climbing chere couloir and summiting. practically ran down to make the last bin down.
Paul ablitt 8 Aug, 2014 AltLd
with Rushy
with Rushy
Hidden 8 Aug, 2014 Lead
Hidden 6 Aug, 2014 Solo rpt
JackM92 ?Aug, 2014 -
Sam Ash 26 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Retro Rowan 21 Jun, 2014 Lead
Nick_Merriman 21 Jun, 2014 -
Tim Harper 21 Jun, 2014 -
Nikolay C.K. Tjøstheim ?Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2014 -
Dougbart ??, 2014 -
with Iain
with Iain
jcw ??, 2014 -
Hidden ??, 2014 -
Hidden 24 Sep, 2013 Solo
joe.91 24 Sep, 2013 Solo O/S In descent.
with Reidy
In descent.
with Reidy
Hidden 17 Aug, 2013 Solo
Paul ablitt 12 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Rushy
with Rushy
mickd 11 Aug, 2013 -
euanryan 11 Aug, 2013 -
with Willis
with Willis
Hidden 1 Aug, 2013 -
ClimbingGlen 1 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
John Procter ?Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 27 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Henry's first 4000m peak.
Henry's first 4000m peak.
Adamski1986 22 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Stewart Webb, kerry
with Stewart Webb, kerry
Hidden 22 Jul, 2013 AltLd
K Mckay 10 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Richard Mckay
with Richard Mckay
Alpenglow 7 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with Peter, V11, Owen-1992
with Peter, V11, Owen-1992
laurence_falconer 6 Jul, 2013 -
steve_gibbs 2 Jul, 2013 Solo O/S
with Ali D
with Ali D
Ali D 2 Jul, 2013 Solo
WillRich ?Jul, 2013 -
thomaspomfrett 26 Jun, 2013 Solo In descent
with Neil (Conville/Alps)
In descent
with Neil (Conville/Alps)
Hidden 23 Jun, 2013 -
murray ?Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with Ryan
with Ryan
Hidden 8 May, 2013 Solo rpt
Kris ?Apr, 2013 Solo
Hidden ??, 2013 -
freeheel47 ??, 2013 -
Hidden ??, 2013 -
adamwesthead 20 Oct, 2012 AltLd dnf
with Dad
with Dad
JKBowers 12 Aug, 2012 AltLd In decent
with Ben Bennet
In decent
with Ben Bennet
Gareth T 2 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Tim Popplestone
with Tim Popplestone
Harry Thorpe 10 Jul, 2012 AltLd O/S
thetradlad 10 Jul, 2012 Solo rpt After deciding the seracs and approach to Chèré Couloir wasn't great. Some nice ice on upper section :)
After deciding the seracs and approach to Chèré Couloir wasn't great. Some nice ice on upper section :)
Hidden 10 Jul, 2012 2nd
Katherine Ross 9 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S After bailing off the 3 Monts. Trying to descend the last scrambly bit at the same time as many guided groups were being dragged up was pretty ridiculous.
with Becky H
After bailing off the 3 Monts. Trying to descend the last scrambly bit at the same time as many guided groups were being dragged up was pretty ridiculous.
with Becky H
Hidden 8 Jul, 2012 AltLd
gravity 7 Jul, 2012 AltLd dnf Reached plateau and were within 400m of summit, but fierce winds, cold temps and altitude sickness (Manik) caused us to retreat.
with notgnarly, Manik
Reached plateau and were within 400m of summit, but fierce winds, cold temps and altitude sickness (Manik) caused us to retreat.
with notgnarly, Manik
Nigel Bond 4 Jul, 2012 Solo
with Bern Hardman
with Bern Hardman
Martin Rowe 2 Jul, 2012 Lead rpt
WillRich ?Jul, 2012 -
Hidden 28 Jun, 2012 -
Rockley 28 Jun, 2012 -
jon_ridley 24 Jun, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 24 Jun, 2012 -
becoming-stranger 24 Jun, 2012 AltLd O/S
Emily Cropton 24 Jun, 2012 AltLd
Hidden 22 Jun, 2012 2nd
Prez 22 Jun, 2012 -
Hidden 2 Jun, 2012 -
Whitty2012 2 Jun, 2012 -
with Peter Heath, Ian_Whitfield
with Peter Heath, Ian_Whitfield
Laramadness ??, 2012 -
Hidden 30 Aug, 2011 -
Hidden 3 Aug, 2011 -
Hidden 3 Aug, 2011 -
benclimbing ?Aug, 2011 - Descent
Descent
Hidden ?Aug, 2011 -
adventure_vulture ?Aug, 2011 -
sj87 8 Jul, 2011 -
tc7118 4 Jul, 2011 Solo O/S
Marky Mark ?Jul, 2011 - 4000m acclimatisation peak in preparation for 3 monts route. Beautiful conditions, no problem with crevasses which had nice bridges accross. Set off from cosmiques hut @ 8am (late start) and were back at the midi by 12:30pm. The summit rocks were busy and again provided a sting int he tail to make the route more worthwhile. Weather crapped out the next day so headed to italy and Gran Paradiso instead of MB.
4000m acclimatisation peak in preparation for 3 monts route. Beautiful conditions, no problem with crevasses which had nice bridges accross. Set off from cosmiques hut @ 8am (late start) and were back at the midi by 12:30pm. The summit rocks were busy and again provided a sting int he tail to make the route more worthwhile. Weather crapped out the next day so headed to italy and Gran Paradiso instead of MB.
thetradlad ?Jul, 2011 -
with Alice Manwaring, Philip Pavey, JCB42
with Alice Manwaring, Philip Pavey, JCB42
industrialiceman 26 Jun, 2011 -
tomtom89 25 Jun, 2011 -
with jac00
with jac00
jac00 25 Jun, 2011 -
Climbslikeaduck ?Jun, 2011 -
with Vladimir Zholobenko, Alek Zholobenko, nbrowne
with Vladimir Zholobenko, Alek Zholobenko, nbrowne
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden 12 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S
Harry Ellis ?Sep, 2010 AltLd
with Chris Cox
with Chris Cox
Hidden 26 Aug, 2010 -
Hidden 19 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S
Matt Bennett 19 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S 4.5hrs return to midi, loadsa snow, cutting trail
with Lewis Grey
4.5hrs return to midi, loadsa snow, cutting trail
with Lewis Grey
Karl Wooffindin 10 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S Probably not PD. no option for F though. Full of Nigel & Jeremy's.
with Ollie Hemstock
Probably not PD. no option for F though. Full of Nigel & Jeremy's.
with Ollie Hemstock
Hidden 9 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S
CWMulcahy 1 Aug, 2010 - From Cosmiques hut.
From Cosmiques hut.
BigHell 1 Aug, 2010 Solo Started early in the cold shadow of Tacul descended in the heat of the day , very very quickly.
Started early in the cold shadow of Tacul descended in the heat of the day , very very quickly.
QuentinSu ?Aug, 2010 Solo
Ly-Cilph 18 Jul, 2010 AltLd dnf Aborted as Clare got a little scared by the seracs...
Aborted as Clare got a little scared by the seracs...
baldie_chick 18 Jul, 2010 AltLd dnf
with kidB
with kidB
groovy_nut 12 Jul, 2010 -
GiveHerHelen 12 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
with Jonny M
with Jonny M
Jonny M 12 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 3 Jul, 2010 -
jonesieboy ?Jul, 2010 -
DigitalSteak ?Jul, 2010 -
dannyboy83 ?Jul, 2010 -
with Emily
with Emily
Lancer ?Jul, 2010 -
Kike Kikon ?Jul, 2010 - One long day. Stayed in the tent on the plateau, in the middle of a thunderstorm, so not much sleep. Started at about 3am to make sure we'll catch the last bin down. Good fun, amazing views and spicy last 15/20m to summit (pitched it with a rando rope and a couple of cams) With Natxo
One long day. Stayed in the tent on the plateau, in the middle of a thunderstorm, so not much sleep. Started at about 3am to make sure we'll catch the last bin down. Good fun, amazing views and spicy last 15/20m to summit (pitched it with a rando rope and a couple of cams) With Natxo
nicjbuk 24 Jun, 2010 Lead
with mr bill butterworth
with mr bill butterworth
Hidden 22 Jun, 2010 -
benny_m 22 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S
Ben Briggs ?Jun, 2010 Solo Climbed the route to ski the Gervasutti couloir but had to ski back down the way we went up due to bad weather.
with Brendan
Climbed the route to ski the Gervasutti couloir but had to ski back down the way we went up due to bad weather.
with Brendan
keith leonard ??, 2010 -
Guy Wilson ??, 2010 -
Ross L 8 Sep, 2009 2nd
with Ian, Jon Bracey
with Ian, Jon Bracey
Hidden 6 Sep, 2009 Lead
Hidden 5 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
KatieG 2 Sep, 2009 -
Hidden ?Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Sam-westcott ?Sep, 2009 -
Hidden ?Sep, 2009 Lead β
Jillybean 31 Aug, 2009 -
with Simon Marshall
with Simon Marshall
Hidden 5 Aug, 2009 -
Tom Livingstone ?Aug, 2009 -
Sam-westcott ?Aug, 2009 -
Ayo-SSB 10 Jul, 2009 Lead
with Agata
with Agata
munki1971 5 Jul, 2009 -
Hidden 29 Jun, 2009 -
BenJacobs 29 Jun, 2009 - in descent
with Steve and Ollie
in descent
with Steve and Ollie
JamesRoddie ??, 2009 -
with Alex Roddie
with Alex Roddie
jamieevans ??, 2009 AltLd
milkyjoe 28 Sep, 2008 - wanted to do a paraglide descent, but ended up having to fly down from the midi. still spectacular though!
with tom
wanted to do a paraglide descent, but ended up having to fly down from the midi. still spectacular though!
with tom
Hidden 27 Aug, 2008 Lead
Zoomer 21 Aug, 2008 Lead 2 days before big avalanche!Steady plod with a nice mixed finish. Unfortunatly met the biggest cock of a french guide on the descent who played up to all the stereotypes and nearly put us in mischief. His english clients whispered that 'he wasn't a nice man' as we passed them, ha, money well spent!
2 days before big avalanche!Steady plod with a nice mixed finish. Unfortunatly met the biggest cock of a french guide on the descent who played up to all the stereotypes and nearly put us in mischief. His english clients whispered that 'he wasn't a nice man' as we passed them, ha, money well spent!
Jules 210681 21 Aug, 2008 2nd
with Zoomer
with Zoomer
DannyMac 21 Aug, 2008 2nd
with Zoomer
with Zoomer
Neil Mackenzie 10 Aug, 2008 - descent through some cool territory
descent through some cool territory
andymoin 10 Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S Descent after chere col, Loads of interesting snow bridges over bergscrunds and huge seracs, a nice we walk. Must be a trudge and a half going up!
Descent after chere col, Loads of interesting snow bridges over bergscrunds and huge seracs, a nice we walk. Must be a trudge and a half going up!
Hidden 10 Aug, 2008 AltLd
aged_ape 8 Aug, 2008 -
with MB
with MB
Tom Livingstone ?Aug, 2008 -
Hidden ?Aug, 2008 -
Hidden 30 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
Only a hill 24 Jul, 2008 - Well within guidebook time. A cracking mountain but the route was a little monotonous!
with James Roddie
Well within guidebook time. A cracking mountain but the route was a little monotonous!
with James Roddie
Hidden 15 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
robertporter ?Jul, 2008 -
jimbobimbo ?Jul, 2008 AltLd
with Mel
with Mel
david0811 30 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S Joined the route after climbing Chere Couloir.
with Mark Reid
Joined the route after climbing Chere Couloir.
with Mark Reid
markfairbank 30 Jun, 2008 Solo Moved roped together the whole way, just a snow plod really for acclimatisation purposes, but still my first 4000er with a great view from the summit.
Moved roped together the whole way, just a snow plod really for acclimatisation purposes, but still my first 4000er with a great view from the summit.
SteveMyatt 30 Jun, 2008 Solo O/S Great view from the top, plently of inspiration. Had to summit to ourselves- nice touch for my first 4000er.
with Mark Fairbank
Great view from the top, plently of inspiration. Had to summit to ourselves- nice touch for my first 4000er.
with Mark Fairbank
Hidden 18 Jun, 2008 -
Hidden ?Jun, 2008 2nd
AndrewJenkins ??, 2008 -
Griff87 ??, 2008 - Git Avalanched by collapsing cerac had to initiate rescue for climber below us who was struck by ice boulder
with Chris Sawdon
Git Avalanched by collapsing cerac had to initiate rescue for climber below us who was struck by ice boulder
with Chris Sawdon
Hidden 27 Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15 Aug, 2007 Lead
matty g 1 Aug, 2007 AltLd
DJayB ?Aug, 2007 -
will_lake 22 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
with Chris Reay
with Chris Reay
rob k ?Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
with C Amis
with C Amis
Hidden 29 Jun, 2007 2nd
bugmonkey 2 Jun, 2007 -
Wanderer100 ?Jun, 2007 -
cheekyboy ??, 2007 Lead
with Dave Stead
with Dave Stead
dror ??, 2007 - not good for first acclamatization unless you turn around well before summit.
not good for first acclamatization unless you turn around well before summit.
Jim Brooke ?Aug, 2006 -
with Juan
with Juan
kevburr 28 Jul, 2006 2nd O/S
with Eric du Camp
with Eric du Camp
Hidden 24 Jul, 2006 2nd
Hidden 17 Jul, 2006 -
Chris Davids 16 Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S
Russell Lovett 9 Jul, 2006 AltLd
with andrew haigh
with andrew haigh
Tom Stoddart 1 Jul, 2006 -
with Tom Slade
with Tom Slade
dancurrie ?Jul, 2006 AltLd
with Nick Johnson
with Nick Johnson
Epic Ebdon ?Jul, 2006 - Awesome! Easy, but fun, cracking views.
with Jon Rogerson, Stuard Heald
Awesome! Easy, but fun, cracking views.
with Jon Rogerson, Stuard Heald
tommytuffa ?Jul, 2006 -
with ollie b
with ollie b
djking1983 30 Jun, 2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30 Jun, 2006 -
Smudge03 30 Jun, 2006 AltLd O/S
Brian Birtle 27 Jun, 2006 - Solo without the skis
with Moi-meme
Solo without the skis
with Moi-meme
Stuie 23 Jun, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Jon Rogerson & Tim Ebdon
with Jon Rogerson & Tim Ebdon
Joubert ?Jun, 2006 -
Theeni ?Jun, 2006 AltLd O/S
with Matt Dalby
with Matt Dalby
Brian Birtle ?May, 2006 -
with Patagonian Thomas and Tom
with Patagonian Thomas and Tom
Brian Birtle ?Apr, 2006 - On ski. Nice powder day!
with German Thomas
On ski. Nice powder day!
with German Thomas
Hidden ?Oct, 2005 Solo
mathquirk 22 Sep, 2005 -
with Babu Blatt
with Babu Blatt
swiss ?Sep, 2005 AltLd
Hidden ?Sep, 2005 AltLd O/S
Stefan ?Aug, 2005 AltLd O/S More of a snow plod than a climb really, but 'had to be done' on the way to the summit of Mt Blanc.
with Pete Jenkins
More of a snow plod than a climb really, but 'had to be done' on the way to the summit of Mt Blanc.
with Pete Jenkins
Hidden ?Aug, 2005 -
Hidden 28 Jul, 2005 AltLd O/S
bpmclimb 17 Jul, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Cham group
with Cham group
mmalbon ?Jul, 2005 - My first 4000 meter sumit. Relatively easy as you get 6am Midi cable car to 3800 meters then walk via the gate to narrow snow/ice ridge to the Vallee Blanche at about 3500 meters (I think). From here you thread your way through the massive crevaces on the north west face to the long ridge on the skyline. Then continue for what seems like forever along the top of this to scramble up the the little rocky pyramid that makes up the sumit. A few days after we did this a number of Royal Marines were killed in an avalanche on the same route - a stark reminder of the dangers of alpinism.
with Mick
My first 4000 meter sumit. Relatively easy as you get 6am Midi cable car to 3800 meters then walk via the gate to narrow snow/ice ridge to the Vallee Blanche at about 3500 meters (I think). From here you thread your way through the massive crevaces on the north west face to the long ridge on the skyline. Then continue for what seems like forever along the top of this to scramble up the the little rocky pyramid that makes up the sumit. A few days after we did this a number of Royal Marines were killed in an avalanche on the same route - a stark reminder of the dangers of alpinism.
with Mick
jimorothy ?Jul, 2005 AltLd Zipped up this telling Rachel how, round by round, England would go about winning the World Cup in 2006... ah well.
with Rachel Crolla
Zipped up this telling Rachel how, round by round, England would go about winning the World Cup in 2006... ah well.
with Rachel Crolla
Somerset swede basher ?Jul, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Masa Sakano
with Masa Sakano
chrissloan84 ?Jul, 2005 - More of a roped up walk than a climb
More of a roped up walk than a climb
fizzy_elephant ?Jun, 2005 -
with Rob Williams
with Rob Williams
Stuart Johnston ?Mar, 2005 Lead O/S In winter with snow shoes before I knew how dangerous this face could be!
with Lara Kuehl
In winter with snow shoes before I knew how dangerous this face could be!
with Lara Kuehl
clams ??, 2005 - Left too early and got to summit before dawn
with AD, Liam
Left too early and got to summit before dawn
with AD, Liam
Ewan Russell ?Aug, 2004 2nd O/S Suffered altitude sickness, which felt quite severe at the time.
with Mike(Dad)
Suffered altitude sickness, which felt quite severe at the time.
with Mike(Dad)
Will Gordon ?Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
with Irish bloke
with Irish bloke
Hidden ?Aug, 2004 Lead
Alpandy ?Jul, 2004 -
Hidden ?Jul, 2004 -
Will Homoky 26 Jun, 2004 AltLd O/S 4-5 hrs from hut. Good conditions.
with Ned Atkins
4-5 hrs from hut. Good conditions.
with Ned Atkins
LardClimber ?Jun, 2004 -
Hidden ?Jun, 2004 -
tom_holdsworth 20 Sep, 2003 -
with Will Taylor
with Will Taylor
Hidden 5 Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
edek_w ?Jul, 2003 -
Phill_ Thompson ?Jul, 2003 -
with Mike Lea, Lucy Prins
with Mike Lea, Lucy Prins
abbeywall ?Jul, 2003 -
with K
with K
Hidden 30 Jun, 2003 -
Hidden 14 Jun, 2003 AltLd
Smelly Fox 20 Apr, 2003 Lead
with Rosie, Al reaney, Rob Clifton
with Rosie, Al reaney, Rob Clifton
Dave Bond ?Sep, 2002 -
with john leyland
with john leyland
markshaf 2 Aug, 2002 Lead
with Gareth Hartwell
with Gareth Hartwell
MJH ?Aug, 2002 -
with Keith D
with Keith D
mikehenesy ?Aug, 2002 AltLd O/S
with Rob Beadnel
with Rob Beadnel
Andy Clarke 29 Jul, 2002 Lead So well acclimatised were able to jog up and made summit in about 1hr 40.
with JamesW
So well acclimatised were able to jog up and made summit in about 1hr 40.
with JamesW
stuartm555 19 Jul, 2002 AltLd
with Douglas Cowan
with Douglas Cowan
Ander 10 Jul, 2002 Solo
with Kev
with Kev
Rich Cross - Alpine Guides ?Jul, 2002 Lead
Hidden ?Jul, 2002 AltLd
Ian Roberts ?Jun, 2002 -
barrington1978 ?Aug, 2001 -
Bob M ?Jul, 2001 -
with Richard Mott, Jill Stevens
with Richard Mott, Jill Stevens
Tim W ??, 2001 -
nickdonohue 3 Sep, 2000 - In descent
with Mark McCarthy
In descent
with Mark McCarthy
paul birch ?Jul, 2000 -
paul birch ?Jul, 2000 -
andrewbooth1000 30 Aug, 1999 Solo
rlrs ?Aug, 1999 AltLd
Antony Mariani ?Aug, 1999 AltLd O/S
with rlrs
with rlrs
ajoliver ?Jun, 1999 -
with Jonathan Russell
with Jonathan Russell
Hidden 10 Aug, 1998 -
Tarquin ??, 1998 -
surfdad ??, 1998 -
Richard Alderton ??, 1998 -
Bilbo 5 Aug, 1997 -
with Steve
with Steve
tomkhoward ??, 1997 AltLd O/S
with Nick (SICMC)
with Nick (SICMC)
Colin Edwards ?Jul, 1996 -
with Miles Goff, Malcolm Flatt, Clive Osbourne
with Miles Goff, Malcolm Flatt, Clive Osbourne
Hidden ??, 1996 Solo O/S
stokesrees ??, 1996 Solo
auld al ?Jul, 1995 Solo O/S
John Andrew Simpson ?Mar, 1995 AltLd O/S
with Jim O Kane
with Jim O Kane
Hidden 10 Jun, 1994 Solo
brady 30 Jul, 1993 AltLd
with Mark Duffield
with Mark Duffield
Hidden 27 Jul, 1993 -
Hidden 27 Jul, 1993 -
Hidden 27 Jul, 1992 -
Hidden ??, 1992 -
crossleysm ??, 1992 - In descent
In descent
Hidden ?Sep, 1990 Solo
Ratfeeder ?Aug, 1990 Solo O/S
with Nick, Nige M
with Nick, Nige M
Pete_Frost ?Jul, 1990 Lead Done as part of 3M's route up Mont Blanc.
with Luc Percival
Done as part of 3M's route up Mont Blanc.
with Luc Percival
Hidden ?Jul, 1990 -
Hidden 10 Aug, 1988 Lead
mark-abz ?Aug, 1988 Solo Descent after Gervasuti Pillar
Descent after Gervasuti Pillar
mark-abz ?Aug, 1988 Solo In descent
with Andy W
In descent
with Andy W
pauldrew ?Jul, 1987 Lead First alpine summit in a disappointing season with rubbish weather.
with Penny Kennington, Naomi
First alpine summit in a disappointing season with rubbish weather.
with Penny Kennington, Naomi
freeheel47 ?Jul, 1987 -
Hidden ??, 1984 -
bobelvedere 28 Jul, 1983 -
with Helle Wulff Christensen
with Helle Wulff Christensen
jmr 15 Jul, 1977 AltLd Nice day long ago. My first 4000er. Easy climbing, but loose snow slopes - recognised these days as quite dangerous, hence PD+. We found a nice little alternative finishing gully with considerable exposure. Memorable but for the wrong reason. Got sick on descent. A psycho, (you, the police and I know who you are) had 'spiked' my water bottle with some yellow-brown oily stuff. If you (psycho) ever read this then stay away from me and climbing. Such people exist even among climbers it seems. Didn't realise what had happened at the time, but found out later in life. Bob had to push me back up the arete to the A. du Midi for the last cable car down. Also on a bit of dark note, there had been a recent plane crash on the final ridge with debris: aircraft tail still sticking out of the snow! Wow. What a day!
with Bob Howard
Nice day long ago. My first 4000er. Easy climbing, but loose snow slopes - recognised these days as quite dangerous, hence PD+. We found a nice little alternative finishing gully with considerable exposure. Memorable but for the wrong reason. Got sick on descent. A psycho, (you, the police and I know who you are) had 'spiked' my water bottle with some yellow-brown oily stuff. If you (psycho) ever read this then stay away from me and climbing. Such people exist even among climbers it seems. Didn't realise what had happened at the time, but found out later in life. Bob had to push me back up the arete to the A. du Midi for the last cable car down. Also on a bit of dark note, there had been a recent plane crash on the final ridge with debris: aircraft tail still sticking out of the snow! Wow. What a day!
with Bob Howard
Steve Bell ??, 1977 -
Howard J 26 Jul, 1974 - Nigel Shaw, Mike Crawley, Fran Hepworth
with Reading University MC
Nigel Shaw, Mike Crawley, Fran Hepworth
with Reading University MC
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