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PietzlRoute Climbed: Normal route via Brèche Lory Date Climbed: 24 august 2005  Sucess!

Pietzl

great climb on a beautiful day, and a special one for my climbing partner and me: our first 4000 meter peak!



Easy but long snow walk uphill, except for the steep ice wall (60º, 15m) at Brèche Lory.

The view on the mont blanc is great!
Posted Sep 13, 2005 4:49 am

bruno baschungRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: september 1979  Sucess!

bruno baschung

A great day from refuge du Glacier Blanc, I had to wait till next year for la Barre.



Mind the crevasses. Ok, it's easy, but exposed to crevasses falls and sometimes serac falls on the lower slopes.



Bruno baschung
Posted Sep 9, 2005 6:12 am

Claude MauguierRoute Climbed: normal, north face over glacier Blanc Date Climbed: july 1987  Sucess!
Nothing to mention, apart from a faint haze that made the surroundings a bit pale...Lots of people. I found the bergschrund a bit too wide and, as I was alone, didn't try the Barre itself.
Posted May 17, 2005 8:29 am

Thomas GurviezRoute Climbed: brèche Lory normal Date Climbed: June 1993  Sucess!

Thomas Gurviez

this summit is one of the easiest '4000' of the Alps, that could justify the crowd !



Perhaps best to ski than to hike
Posted Feb 7, 2005 4:35 am

sirocoRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: Aug. 2004  Sucess!

siroco

very nice
Posted Sep 1, 2004 7:54 am

FarmerRoute Climbed: N-couloir on the Barre Noir - Normalroute Date Climbed: june 2004  Sucess!

Farmer

We sorry asses didn't get on the Barre.... but had to return after "summiting" the Dome des Ecrins. ps. The normal route must be one of the most dangerous in the area at the time!! I think there is about 5 zillion kubic meters of ice planning its way down.......fast....



Posted Aug 2, 2004 3:55 am

Steve PritchardRoute Climbed: From the East, Glacier Blanc Date Climbed: 8 July 2003  Sucess!

Steve Pritchard

A cracking climb although it took our group (of young, fit British Army soldiers!!) longer than the 2 3/4 hours stated in guidebooks (from R. des Ecrins).



The descent from the summit was crowded, with a bottleneck of 20 climbers descending the bergschrund at the same point. This was where the snow peak of the dome meets the rocky outcrop of the Barre des Ecrins itself.
Posted May 23, 2004 10:21 am

EelconlRoute Climbed: From La Bérarde Date Climbed: May 1997  Sucess!

Eelconl

Four days off from Holland. Got by hitchhiking and did the mountain with a friend!!!! Wonderful weather and a fantastic view. Wauw
Posted Feb 16, 2004 1:55 pm

Hector Garcia HeviaRoute Climbed: Normal Route (Glacier Blanc) Date Climbed: July 24th, 2002  Sucess!

Hector Garcia Hevia

Reached the summit of my first 4000 along the Normal Route with two friends from 'G.M. Texu', Luisma and Manuel. The weather was excellent, not a cloud, and just a bit breezy at the top. We didn't feel fit enough to head for the Barre, which was the original plan. Had to wait in line, both on the way up and down, at a tricky portion meters below the summit.
Posted Sep 10, 2002 5:16 am

Mathias ZehringRoute Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: April 29th 1999  Sucess!

Mathias Zehring

We did it with ski on a guided tour. After a good morning the weather changed to stormy and snowfall at the last hour. So it was more a struggle than pleasure. If snow conditons were good it would be great skiing downhill!
Posted Jun 1, 2002 12:04 am

MadverasRoute Climbed: North Face, normal way Date Climbed: August, 14th 2001  Sucess!

Madveras

My first 4000m mountain !!!!
Posted May 30, 2002 7:35 am

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