Aiguille d'Argentière Climber's Log
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|kullaberg||Route Climbed: glacier de milieu Date Climbed: march1988|
|ski ascent, one day from chamonix via grand montets ski area. fine tour, totally doable on a long spring day. steep headwall, can be descended with difficulty clear from summit on skis. non technical, one tool, crampons if not skiing.|
|Posted Nov 27, 2002 8:53 pm|
|Chamonix Man||Route Climbed: Normal Route Date Climbed: August 2000|
|Stayed the night in the Argentiere hut which is great. Good early start in the morning and up the normal route. My first climb of the season and a good one to acclimatise before attempting the higher mountains around Chamonix. No difficulties and fairly safe. I took this photo a year later when I went back to ski.|
|Posted Nov 4, 2002 2:39 pm|
|Farmer||Route Climbed: Normal route Glacier Milieu Date Climbed: juli 98|
|From our bivac on the Argentiere glacier it was difficult finding a route though the enoooooooooormus amount of crevasses on the glacier. After a few jumps where C.Lewis would have been proud off, it was no probleme climbing 250 hm 40' firn to the summit. |
Very nice route, but there are much better routes on this mountain (Messnerroute )
|Posted Oct 10, 2002 12:44 pm|
|Andy Kennedy||Route Climbed: Glacier du Milieu Date Climbed: 19th July 2002|
|My highest Alp to date! Spent a splendid night in a 5 star bivvy under a boulder on the moraines before setting out to climb the mountain at a very unsociable 1am. Navigation difficulties resulted in us crossing the worst crevasses ive ever seen and even resulted in us having to climb down into a particulaly large one, cross a snow bridge that promptly collapsed on me, and then ascend the opposite wall with just one axe...terrific fun!|
The rest of the climb was less eventfull but there was a great view from the summit all the way across to the Matterhorn in Switzerland. We had the summit to ourselves (rare in the Alps) as we were the first ones up and were happy to see 50 climbers moving up the glacier in a procession all huffing and puffing to the top. Our hard work was done and we bounded down the mountain in good spirits after an easy but rewarding climb.
But what about that slog up to the Grand Monets...its just hell isnt it?
|Posted Aug 16, 2002 12:47 pm|
|Rahel Maria Liu||Route Climbed: Plan: Northface (ascent), Glacier du Mileu (descent by ski) Date Climbed: March 2001|
|How silly that we went along the foot of the Northface of the Aiguille Verte at avalanche grade 4!! .... So instead of climbing the Couloir Couturier and going down through the Whymper Couloir (planned partly with ski), we looked at Aiguille d'Argentière - and finally decided to go to the end of the glacier d'Argentiere and to try our luck overthere .... |
The third day, I finally gave it up to jump about around in the fog and snowstorm although Ulli and Günter still continued trying to become killed by avalanches, icefall and the coldness ;o). So I went down alone by ski to Argentière - and got nearly killed as well by almost having fallen in a big crevasse which I did not saw because of the fog :o( .... Having reached Argentière finally, I recognized that the battery of my handy was totally empty (because of the extreme coldness) .... so I would probably not have gotten any help if I had fallen into that crevasse :o(, although I still had a very loud pea-whistle with me... :o).
|Posted Mar 21, 2002 6:49 pm|
|schadik||Route Climbed: Climbed,Glacier du Milieu;Descended, Barbet Couloir. Date Climbed: Feb,1999.|
|Another memorable day in the mountains. We did it in a day from the Gand Montet.|
|Posted Nov 26, 2001 11:53 pm|