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markthejockNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2012


Nice snow plod with some great views from the summit ridge. Weather closed in on the descent turning all other parties around. It was an unexpected pleasure to have the summit to ourselves.
Posted Jun 30, 2012 4:11 am

huntersleeNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2010


Fun Climb, lots of people up there...
Posted Dec 16, 2011 12:53 am

[X] BirdNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2011

[X] Bird

Did the Normal route, nice and easy climb. Was a bit cold that day but we where the 3rd group on the summit so we did not have to wait. Poor 50 buggers behind us, brrrrr....
Posted Sep 14, 2011 10:23 am

Bo1981Normal route to Paradise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2011


My friend and I wanted to climb Mont Blanc (3 Monts route) but due to bad weather we did the Gran Paradiso instead on advice of our guide. We loved it.. and given our relative inexperience it was really better to try the Gran Paradiso normal route first. The last bit was quite scary to me, not having any experience with crampooning on rocks over a cliff. But as our guide said 'it is good for you to learn this skill if you want to continue mounteneering' so I (wo)manned up and did it :D. What a feeling to reach the Maria statue on the peak of Gran Paradiso! Our guide advised me to do a bit more technical training and then do a non-standard route to the top of Mont Blanc. Sounds good to me! :)
Posted Aug 13, 2011 3:39 pm

xpdaNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 1996


Spent the night in the refuge. Used skis with crampons.
Posted Aug 10, 2011 6:05 pm

KoenNormal from Chabod  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2011


Nice hike up the glacier, beautiful and unique view on the Alps like I haven't seen before (all the way from Ecrins to Monte Rosa and Wallis... The throng of guides and clients near the Madonna statue was interesting to witness... Chabod hut excellent!!!
Posted Jul 25, 2011 4:05 am

climbxclimbNorth Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011


Climbed the North Face in perfect conditions with WouterB
Posted Jun 26, 2011 4:18 pm

WouterBNorth Face ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2011


Climbed the North Face with fellow SP'er climbxclimb. Made it in quite a good time, but it must be said that the route was in picture perfect condition. Way too crowded on the top.
Posted Jun 26, 2011 2:43 pm

domipostNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2010


Watched the soccer World Cup finals in the hut the evening before, so was pretty tired from going to sleep late. Nice tour though. But a very crowded ridge leading to the (madonna) summit. Waited for about an hour there before being able to safely pass.
Posted Jun 25, 2011 1:52 pm

Jakefrom Ref. Chabod  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 2011


Early ascent, before the recommended season. Start at 5am, beautiful weather, very hot at the end of the day. Met only two groups of British climbers with the guides. Glacier very wet at the end...
Posted Jun 1, 2011 5:12 am

tomshawfrom Vittorio Emanuele Refuge-Norma Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2010


4-00 am start Nice Grad. Approach to the Mountain. Perfect conditions, Nice scrambling on the blocky ridge busy on first (main) Summit. short ab. then off to slightly higher and quieter summit with smaller maddonna! Fantastic Views. Nothing Harder than PD.
Posted Apr 24, 2011 3:00 pm

darien17Normal Route
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2010


Waked up at 03:00,very cold day,above 3800m we entered into a storm and on around 4000m just below the summit turned back due to high winds
Posted Mar 16, 2011 10:22 am

Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1994


Posted Mar 5, 2011 12:48 pm

etai101via normal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 1999


oh yea 1st 4k summit the poisen is surging in the vaines and great weather
Posted Dec 20, 2010 2:07 pm

IdesSuperb summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2010


Normal Route from Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele. Very beautiful summit!
Posted Oct 20, 2010 8:06 am

geemanNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010


Beautiful weather conditions. Climbed with friends via Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele. At the rifugio we were advised to avoid the normal routing on the glacier due to patchs of raw ice on the route. We chose to bypass the lower part of the glacier and join the route that comes from rifugio Chabot.
Posted Sep 4, 2010 10:15 am

PereRamonNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010


Climbed it from Vittorio Emanuelle hut with my wife. Great landscape, great sensations, I enjoyed it a lot.
Posted Aug 20, 2010 6:39 am

BrankoFrom refuge Vittorio Emanuele II II  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010


My partner and I (leading) have climbed this wonderfull mountain from VE II hut via Ghiacciao del Laveciau. The conditions were not so good... we had a lot of wind, snowfall and low visibility. Apart of the bad weather this was a great experience and my highest peak/mountain so far.
Posted Aug 17, 2010 8:49 am

GorziFrom Vittorio Emanuele  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2010


From Vittorio Emanuele Hut.
Posted Aug 15, 2010 4:43 pm

Noah (Oregon)From Rif. Vittorio Emanuel  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2010

Noah (Oregon)

We climbed to the "hut" from Pont in 1:25. The next morning we woke at 4 am and left by 5 am. At 8:30 am we were on the summit. The climb was straightforward and the glacier was completely free of crevasses. The summit blocks were very airy and there was a short traverse right under the summit where I was very happy to be able to clip in with some quick-draws. The Madonna summit is small but all three of us were able to squeeze up there. The crowds were on our heels so we descended and went all the way down to the car in Pont.
Posted Aug 1, 2010 12:23 pm

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