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DalianCold

Dalian

I summited it once with a partner, Claude, another time by myself. The climb with Claude was successful, my solo climb was not, due to health problems. I have been rescued by helicopter (hypothermia) Taken down to the hospital in Chamonix. It happened on my birthday (2007).
Many times I climbed to the col of Mont Blanc du Tacul alone or with friends, either as a final destination or on the way to Mont Maudit or/and Mont Blanc. Years when I climbed it successfully is 2007 (same as when I got in trouble).
Posted Oct 11, 2014 1:11 am

Nigel BragginsNorth West Face PD  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 1997

Nigel Braggins

Acclimatisation climb for the Matterhorn. A straightforward slog although large crevasses and avalanche prone.
Posted Sep 25, 2013 6:43 am

pvnishereasy except for the top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2012

pvnisher

One of the best glacier slogs around. I mean that.
Posted Jul 3, 2013 9:36 am

il.rocciatoreRoute Climbed: Contamine - Grisolle Date Climbed: june 2013  Sucess!

il.rocciatore

After waiting years for good conditions and a chance to climb the Contamine - Grisolle, it finally happened in early june 2013. The first telepherique brought us from Chamonix to the Aiguille du Midi and 1 hour (and a small race) later we were the second party to attack the route. Perfect snow conditions in the lower part, a little bit icy in the higher part below the goulotte.

Although several parties (guides, clients and independent parties) ended up together climbing the goulotte, there was a nice and relaxed atmosphere, as it should be.

Continued to the summit of Mont Blanc du Tacul where we arrived at 12 o'clock. Back in Chamonix at 4o'clock. Very nice trip!
Posted Jun 17, 2013 7:22 am

Marty32acclimatisation peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012

Marty32

A great climb especially good for acclimatising. Interesting little climb onto the final summit rock. Fantastic views.
Posted Jan 20, 2013 6:08 pm

ericvolaBoccalate spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 18, 1972

ericvola

1rst winter ascent with Andrej Mroz (Poland) and Ben Read (USA). 2 bivouacs. Perfect weather but very cold. Over 4 days non stop driving (fast) from Paris.
Posted Nov 11, 2012 11:41 am

ZeroFCTrois Mont Traverse
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2012
Free solo ascent made on the morning of Sept. 7th. From speaking to the staff at the Refuges Des Cosmiques, no one had summited this route in nearly 2 weeks due to a high avalanche risk advisory in effect and new crevice formations which were deemed difficult to spot because of fresh snow.

Left the refuge slightly before 2AM and summited the Tacul while still dark. A few difficult to spot crevices but nothing too bad.
Posted Oct 8, 2012 5:15 pm

oldgreyNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2008

oldgrey

Not sure about the date, very picturesque.
Posted Sep 24, 2012 5:12 am

JakeRe: Normal route

Jake

Hi, there was three of us so we have probably met :)
Posted Sep 14, 2012 6:41 pm

Bart VaganéeContamine-Grisolle  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2012

Bart Vaganée

One of the most beautiful routes I ever climbed!
Posted Sep 13, 2012 6:16 am

RoyDArête du Diable (Teufelsgrat)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2012

RoyD

Long, classic alpine ridge. Beautiful views over the Mont Blanc area
Posted Jul 12, 2012 7:56 am

JuannemanISM course  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

Juanneman

together with a climbing group of an ism course
Posted Jun 5, 2012 4:05 pm

WouterBTwo routes  Sucess!

WouterB

Climbed two mixed routes on the Tacul.
Posted Feb 8, 2012 12:17 pm

Silvia MazzaniNormal Route NW slopes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

Silvia Mazzani

Great day and good weather.
Posted Dec 20, 2011 11:43 am

Guillaume.CeyracNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

Guillaume.Ceyrac

Really wonderful place.
Posted Sep 19, 2011 9:12 am

LoneRangerRe: Normal route

LoneRanger

Hi, Possible. I met a rope-team of three who were descending while we were on our way up about 2/3rds of the way, between 7-8 am; they spoke to us and advised us to summit soon. On our way down we met countless parties, so I don't remember any of them individually.
Posted Sep 3, 2011 2:01 am

JakeRe: Normal route

Jake

Have we met?
Posted Aug 30, 2011 5:57 am

JakeSunrise on the summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2011

Jake

Done via normal route from Col du Midi as a part of acclimatization before the Mont Blanc. Somehow we have managed to see the very first rays of the sun on the summit - perfect timing :)
Posted Aug 30, 2011 5:56 am

LoneRangerNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2011

LoneRanger

From Cosmiques hut. Nice day, but the route was a bit iced-up.
Posted Aug 23, 2011 2:58 pm

IvanBraunDKNormal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2010

IvanBraunDK

We bivied below the hut and had an early start - timed it perfectly with sunraise at summit.
Perfect day with James & Edward
Posted May 12, 2011 2:20 pm

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