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Jeroen VelsNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2001

Jeroen Vels

I climbed the mountain severall times by different routes, but this is the one time I reached the actual summit. This time we climbed during the high-season wich was noticable by the very deep tracks you had to follow.
See also my website here.
Posted Mar 28, 2006 2:30 pm

Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2005


camped on the mer du glas for a few days and did three 2 routes. cheree, and a rock route
on one of the satellites
check out the morning sun wow.
Posted Mar 6, 2006 8:51 pm

cedricmtplGabarrou-Albidoni  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2006


a very beautiful goulotte, with my friend gregory vannier a our guide sylvain empereur
Posted Feb 20, 2006 7:39 pm

EQUUSNormal route from Col du Midi Jul of 1989  Sucess!


My first 4000 m mountain after first short experience of Acute Mountain Sickness.
Posted Feb 14, 2006 1:26 am

fdoctorDate Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!


A success within a failure. Set off from the Cosmiques Hut at 4am with Rich Cross, but didn't feel good. This should have been the start of the Trois Blancs but only did Tacul and returned to the Cosmique exhausted. Next day discovered I've got two broken ribs from a fall on Aiguille Du Moine, no wonder I was struggling!
Posted Jan 15, 2006 9:01 am

am89Route Climbed: Normal- up the the Tacul face Date Climbed: July 6th, 2005  Sucess!


We left early in the morning reached the summit from the Aiguille du Midi in under 2 hours, very windy on the shoulder. With no time to eat on the summit and a fierce storm coming from Italy we hurried back down. Reached Aiguille du Midi before 12 PM, lightning started shortly thereafter. First time climbing the Tacul, relatively easy, part of a preparation for the Mont Blanc.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 9:44 pm

TodoVerticalRoute Climbed: Normal (Guiding) Date Climbed: Some day of July 2005  Sucess!


Nice day !! It was 13 of us in the summit that day.
Posted Sep 22, 2005 3:03 pm

roadmountainRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 17 august  Sucess!


Easy route! But a very beautiful view!
Posted Aug 23, 2005 10:00 am

mountaindogRoute Climbed: Contamine Mazeud Date Climbed: August 2005  Sucess!


Nice mixed route.
Posted Aug 18, 2005 5:12 pm

ben jamminRoute Climbed: Chèré Couloir and Contamine Grisolle Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

ben jammin


Posted Aug 11, 2005 8:57 am

bradeRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 12 July 2005  Sucess!


my first 4000m high mountain. Fog + snowing. Only me and my 2 partners on the top.
Posted Aug 8, 2005 1:19 pm

davis13Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!


Cut a 3 summit trip short and just topped out on Tucal. The guy with me was sick from the night before in the Col du Midi and we had been climbing for 3 days straight. The weather was coming in and we knew we were going to slow to do it in one push. Great sunrise coming down Tucal though.
Posted Jul 26, 2005 3:12 pm

carruthersneilRoute Climbed: North Couloir on NE Face Triangle Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!
Good route
Posted Jul 10, 2005 8:56 am

CautiousRoute Climbed: Normal and from Mont Maudit Date Climbed: Jul 91, Aug 97  Sucess!


Finished on Tacul having climbed Mont Blanc and Maudit.
Posted Jun 24, 2005 9:43 am

johanRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: Sep 14 2002  Sucess!


Cold and windy but wonderful morning! No problems to reach the top ridge.

Posted Apr 20, 2005 11:12 am

CarboDate Climbed: June 1990  Sucess!


Climbed it in great weather, but too late in the day and made for postholing (taught me a lesson though)
Posted Jan 21, 2005 9:37 pm

noahRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: late summer 02  Sucess!


took at lot longer than expected not happy with snow conditions on the return.
Posted Oct 16, 2004 7:00 pm

TodoVerticalRoute Climbed: Normal-Guiding Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!


Climbed Tacul the day before summiting mont blanc. Perfect weather. Acclimatizacion for next day.
Posted Sep 1, 2004 12:54 pm

Andy KennedyRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

Andy Kennedy

Climbed the Tacul as an acclimitisation sortie before attempting Mont Blanc. A bit of a slog up the face but the Bergshrund made life quite interesting!

On reaching the summit the wind was fierce and cold but the views were fantastic. My first 4000er!
Posted Aug 17, 2004 7:18 am

mthoelkeRoute Climbed: Contamine Mazeaud Date Climbed: 18 July 2004
Climbed the route in reasonable conditions, one pitch at 60 degrees, didn't summit though only scrambling left to summit.
Posted Aug 13, 2004 8:56 am

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