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markthejockTraverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011


Great weather and enjoyable route but bus loads of people. Descent was rather loose and tedious due to little snowcover.
Posted Feb 16, 2012 3:57 am

PeteThompsonAustrian Route. Climbed July 1986  Sucess!


Soloed in good conditions.
Posted Aug 27, 2010 11:10 am

denarneTraversee  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006
did the traverse in not to good conditions
best part is the last few meters to the actual summit -> BEAUTIFULL
Posted Dec 7, 2008 11:10 am

jvdmSpring climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2008


To avoid avalances we left the old Couvercle at midnight. Summited just after sun rise and where back in the kitchen at 10am.
Posted Aug 18, 2008 4:41 pm

Leendertschwabtraverse from courvercle hut  Sucess!


A warm summer, the snowy part to reach the ridge was not in perfect condition. Be careful on the descent not to get lost :-)
Posted May 2, 2008 6:34 am

kabernicolaRoute Climbed: Swiss Route Date Climbed: January 2nd 1990  Sucess!


Incrdible winter climb in this amazing route. 21 hours hut to hut. We descended by the north east slopes. Very cold.
Posted Feb 1, 2006 7:02 am

CharlesRoute Climbed: North face by the Swiss Route Date Climbed: August 1985  Sucess!


Great route
Posted Oct 25, 2005 9:35 am

CautiousRoute Climbed: normal fron Couvercle Hut Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!


Lovely climb in perfect snow conditions.
Posted Jun 24, 2005 9:38 am

mpyhajarRoute Climbed: NE Date Climbed: February -99  Sucess!


I went to ski the NE face with Ari Känsäkoski. We started climbing around 10 am. and it took around 3 hours to get to the summit. After the first 500 meters the route becomes a bit more steeper and interesting. The final 100 meters are the steepest on that route. It was quite cold and windy on the summit, so we just had a small break and started skiing back to the glacier. Snow condiction was not fabulous, but the route was very nice to ski. It is quite long and interesting offpiste. The view over there is just is spectacular. Just to mention that for telemarkers the first 100 meters from the summit are quite interesting :)
Posted May 14, 2005 10:16 am

kullabergRoute Climbed: swiss route Date Climbed: march 88  Sucess!


long day hacking away on hard ice. storm near the top forced us to bivvy on the summit. next morning the descent gully was loaded and it still snowed hard so we traversed east to, what's it called? col de triolet? and had an alright rappel session down the sheltered rock band on the side. then down to ref. argentiere.
Posted Nov 28, 2002 5:54 pm

UlrichPrinzRoute Climbed: Swiss Route Date Climbed: Nov. 2001  Sucess!


Exceptionally nice weather for November,

it took us ~10 hours from the hut, find more info

here: http://ulrichprinz.de/go/fr_courtes.html

Posted Jan 14, 2002 7:06 am

dirkclaessenRoute Climbed: NE flank Date Climbed: July 1989  Sucess!
Nice and long (750 m) snow/ice route, not too steep (max. 50°). We had fairly good snow conditions, no ice.
Posted Dec 29, 2001 2:20 pm

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