Route Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: jan 2000
Had to turn around 60 vertical meters from the summit.
We had come too fast to the refuge, and my partner felt sick, so we got up late, started late, dragged ass on the way up, and eventually my partner gave up and turned around. I went on alone, but it was already too late. Because the hut's guard was supposed to leave at 4 pm, I had a turnaround time of 2. At 2:30, I turned around in view of the summit.
It was my first experience of altitude, and I had my money worth of it. That day I was totally alone on the mountain, and the view is great.
Especially in winter, I think it is a good training mountain. It looks and feel like a high altitude mountain, yet it is not difficult.