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AdAltaSolo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2012
High winds but great views!
Posted Sep 20, 2012 5:28 pm

langvinceLucky attempt  Sucess!


1st attempt on Gouter route. No summits for a week before and after due to huge wind in the summit area. Hundreds summited that day...
Posted Sep 14, 2012 9:23 pm

RyanHooverStrong winds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2012


Solo'd up the Gouter Route. 60-70 mph winds blasting from the Gouter Hut all the way to the summit. I had the rare chance to stand on the summit alone.
Posted Aug 28, 2012 2:12 am

JuliusKramerToo strong winds
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2012


Climb via Gouter route. Extremely strong winds and dark clouds blowing in towards the morning. Turned around at Vallot around 7 am. Still very happy! Beautiful sunrise and amazing days on the mountain.
Posted Aug 19, 2012 5:48 pm

JuannemanSOLO  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2007


a 3 day trip became a 5 day trip.
had 3 summits assaults and the last one was the good one.
Posted Jun 5, 2012 4:04 pm

salodangerMont Blanc via Gouter  Sucess!


From camp at Tete Rousse. High winds.
Posted May 2, 2012 3:26 pm

CalGouter Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2006


Best midnight star-show I ever saw!
Posted Apr 16, 2012 3:08 pm

johan10 year's anniversery climb!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2011


10 year´s successful anniversery climb!

A lot of new fresh snow made it rather easy and we were not so exposed as last time on the petit bosses.

Wonderful weather on the summit day but snowing lightly during the ascent the day before and during the night. Not many people due to the bad weather on the assent but more coming up on the descent.

Thanks goes to my Spanish companions for a very nice trip!
Posted Jan 31, 2012 11:49 am

mreiter1Success Solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007


Aiguille du Goûter
Posted Dec 11, 2011 1:59 pm

PUCHMANexelent weather nice viev  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009


Ascent via The Three-Mont-Blanc route (Cosmiques), descent the same route.
Posted Nov 25, 2011 11:05 am

Silvia MazzaniGouter Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2004

Silvia Mazzani

A great peak!!!
Posted Nov 16, 2011 5:23 pm

goodwilsonGouter Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2011


good weather, complete within 2 days
Posted Nov 12, 2011 2:20 pm

RafalSolo traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2011


Awesome weather!!
Ascent via The Three-Mont-Blanc route (Cosmiques), descent through The Gouter route.
Posted Nov 11, 2011 4:26 am

huntersleeGreat View Up There  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2010


Climbed the normal route, stayed at the Goutier hut...would like to go back and climb a more technical line next time.
Posted Oct 23, 2011 12:56 am

millsfun mountain  Sucess!


weather was warm so we could not climb the kuffner/fronteer ridge, we decided on the spur of a moment to ascend mont blanc by the normal toute (goutier) stared off at 3.30am and summited at 7.30am, glorious sunrise and had the summit to ourselves, tedious walk down to the goutier, had a beer then headed back to chamonix.
Posted Oct 10, 2011 3:59 pm

darien17Great climb   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011


Normal route from Tette Rouse to the summit we have few days bad weather so we had to stay in Chamonix,after a storm up the mountain was very stong wind but we decided to go up.Started from Les Houches with cable car then with train only 200 metter up.We started our hike to the Tette Rouse hut,it was cold day aroud -3 at 2000m high we had snow all the time on path.Also on grand couloir and on all rocks was deep snow and ice.We started at 2am from Refuge du Goûter to the top,we was on top of Mont Blanc at rgoue 6am beautiful day but very very cold with high winds, it was -30 with high winds 65 km/h
Posted Sep 26, 2011 4:38 am

FlattlanderGouter Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011


Great weather. Chamonix kicks ass.
Posted Sep 21, 2011 4:29 pm

geemanA lucky climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2011


Climbed via the Gouter route.
Hiked to the Gouter refuge in poor windy weather,betting on an improvement during the night (forecast was for the weather to clear up but for the wind to remay strong at 4000m)
At 9pm, the wind died down...Great night sky when we started the climb a 3am. Great sunny day all along, no wind. Reached the summit at 6.30am, no crowd, just my buddy and I.
Posted Sep 11, 2011 5:36 am

dmiki2nd unsuccessful attempt
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2011


Day 1: Hiked up to Tete Rousse from Les Houches through the lovely forest and the soon to become standard trail they are currently securing. Still had enough time to go up to Gouter but opinion was divided about the Grand Couloir.

Day 2: Set out at 2 after a restless night and minor acclimatisation issues. The couloir had been unstable throughout the night and was also tricky when we tried to cross. Reached the new Gouter hut at dawn. Lost some gloves while fixing a loose crampon on Dome du Gouter (had spares luckily). Turned back at Vallot around 8 o'clock due to the ~50 km winds and fatigue. (Many people summited but quite a few people turned back.) 2 Spaniards had a near-fatal fall on the loose rocks below Gouter on the Bionassay side. The couloir was again in full motion, but at least we could see what we were up against. Hiked down to Les Houches the same day and did some very enjoyable ferratas in the following days.
Posted Sep 2, 2011 10:47 am

JakeStrong winds  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2011


My climbing partner Marcin and I reached the summit of the Mont Blanc at 8:42am on the 26th of August. We found the small Swedish flag on the summit. The wind was very strong (60km/h) and we didn't see anyone else from the Vallot refuge on this day except two Czech climbers who turned back before the final ridge. Our calculation of the chill factor was -35 Celsius degrees.

We came via Italian Normal Route and this was the best climb in my life even despite the really strong wind and clouds. We were the last people descending towards Gouter Refuge on that day leaving the dark clouds behind us. The descent via Grand Colouir was scary and stressful among the flying stones reaching the size of the large backpack. We have used the tram from the Nid d'Aigle to get to the Les Houches on the same day.

I would recommend The Italian Normal Route to everyone - it's a beautiful, classic Alpine route with the elements of rock and ice climbing, glacier crossing (event that negotiating the Glacier du Dome in the darkness was quite tricky) and good exposure factor. The Gonella Hut is the most pleasant place to stay in this part of the Alps and the owner (David) was really friendly and professional. The greatest days out on the hills so far!
Posted Aug 30, 2011 6:33 am

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