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Schapsnorth east spur  Sucess!


Posted Dec 29, 2015 5:36 am

CissaGoulotte Escarra  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2015


Fun climb, not too hard, but super cold and windy. Tricky glacier at this time of the year.
Posted Nov 18, 2015 8:52 am

andyskyAureille-Feutren Gully (III, 4+)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2014
Nice climb in reasonable condition. Safe ice climbing in summer is apparently getting harder to come by in the valley thus this is a great proposition for a day or two away from crowds.

See my trip report for details.

Posted Jul 12, 2014 5:13 am

ericvolaForbes ridge   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 1972


Climbed with Andrej Mroz early in the season. The nicest ridge climb of this grade in the Mont Blanc range.
Posted Oct 31, 2013 12:46 pm

Bas VisscherCouloir Bettembourg  Sucess!

Bas Visscher

Another route on the North Face. Couloir Bettembourg, hard 75 degrees waterice, tiring but beautiful climb.
Posted Jun 16, 2010 6:21 pm

JanGThe Forbes arete, a fantastic experience  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009


This is definitely a memorable route, very long & challenging. I succeeded in the company of my son Christoph. Each of us had a local guide to facilitate the tricky ice climbs & getting over the rock towers. We started from Albert 1er hut at 2AM and reached the summit about 9 hours later, exhausted & exhilarated by the dramatic views along the way. The sheer drops from the steep icy snow paths connecting the many rock towers were constant reminders of potential grave consequences of any mistakes!

The summit ridge was mostly in the midst of clouds during the day but we had a clear sky and almost full moon during the night so that we could turn off the headlamps! A highly recommended climb.
Posted Jul 13, 2009 6:39 pm

GrippedGood fun  Sucess!


A lovely peak
Posted Jun 21, 2009 5:33 am

skileraarRoute climbed: Migot Spur
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007


Nice little route up the spur. Some mixed climbing, mostly snow/ice. We climbed the right veriant, wich has the steeper gullies (+/- 80 degrees). Nice sunny weather but crappy snowconditions.
We saw skitracks on the ridge of the Argentiere of an Italian guy who fell to his death the day before.
Partners: Jeroen Vels and Jurgen Mesman

Hoezo laf, papsje?
Posted Sep 7, 2008 7:51 am

Bas Visschermigot spur  Sucess!

Bas Visscher

Really a beautiful mixed climb. Striking line with some very nice pitches in ice and mixed ground.
Posted Aug 23, 2008 10:29 am

Jeroen VelsRe: Route climbed: Migot Spur

Jeroen Vels

Daslafzegmenneke ;-)
Posted Sep 16, 2007 11:36 am

Jeroen VelsRoute climbed: Migot Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2007

Jeroen Vels

Nice little route up the spur. Some mixed climbing, mostly snow/ice. We climbed the right veriant, wich has the steeper gullies (+/- 80 degrees). Nice sunny weather but crappy snowconditions.
We saw skitracks on the ridge of the Argentiere of an Italian guy who fell to his death the day before.
Partners: Wouter van Dijk and Jurgen Mesman
Posted Aug 31, 2007 8:15 am

roadmountainRoute Climbed: North-Spur/Migot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2006


A beautifull route with great mixed climbing. The first part is the most difficult. The descent isn't difficult when you find the descent-schlinges. We had the luck that there was a French guide in front off us.
Posted Oct 20, 2006 9:58 pm

kabernicolaRoute Climbed: Goulotte Escarra III-4 80º Date Climbed: July 24th 1999  Sucess!


Fantastic route, good conditions. Climbed with Bolo and Legañoso, We descended by the west ridge, where we had to rapell twice. Then to cross the rimaye down was really difficult.
Posted Feb 3, 2006 2:52 pm

geoffmossRoute Climbed: Forbes Arete Date Climbed: Summer 1994  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1994


Although I began by enjoying this great mountaineering route, my partner and I got struck by lightning just below the summit.

Immediately after the strike we were both unconscious and completely paralysed. We regained consciousness and the paralysis eased but we were left burned and without proper feeling in our limbs. It was a frightening struggle trying to get down in the storm .

Unsurprisingly the experience is one I'll never forget and moved me to put a full account of our climb on the web. You can read this account at http://www.geoffmoss.co.uk/.
Posted Dec 20, 2005 9:43 am

CharlesRoute Climbed: Forbes Arrete Date Climbed: August 1987  Sucess!


Great route, lots of interest!
Posted Nov 28, 2005 9:03 am

PaddyrockRoute Climbed: north spur Date Climbed: july 2005  Sucess!


great climb good conditions. got lost on the decent storm came in early. got off the sw ridge to early ended up taking us 8hours to decend. in a full blown storm

-what ever temps. nearly died 2 or 3 times buddy got frost bite got a chopper back to the valley. great day out. haha
Posted Aug 7, 2005 4:13 pm

CautiousRoute Climbed: Forbes Arete Date Climbed: Aug 92, Aug 2001  Sucess!


Lovely mountain, varied and interesting climbing. Can be overcrowded.
Posted Jun 23, 2005 10:06 am

Tom FralichRoute Climbed: East Ridge (Arete Forbes) Date Climbed: June 11, 2005  Sucess!

Tom Fralich

Climbed with Philippe Gerschel, starting from the Albert 1er hut at 2:30AM. The approach and climb up to the "Bosse" were straightforward, but with deep snow under a frozen crust on the face, which made for tiring work. We reached the ridge proper at around 6:30AM. There was a fair bit of snow on the ridge which made things tricky. One short 10m traverse on steep ice was the crux of the route. The descent was very straightforward, with a track to follow and excellent snow conditions. Back to the hut at 1:30PM. Excellent route.
Posted Jun 12, 2005 11:00 am

cherokeeRoute Climbed: North Spur Date Climbed: July 25, 1977  Sucess!


This is a nice route to practice your ice climbing, or take someone up that needs the experience. An easy route with no danger or difficulties.
Posted Jun 2, 2004 2:06 pm

kullabergRoute Climbed: north arete Date Climbed: december 1987  Sucess!


excellent mixed route of moderate difficulty. read the descent description carefully, it's tricky.
Posted Nov 27, 2002 8:26 pm

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