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birdAlmost
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2013

bird

Out of 8 days in the alps, the only two weather days were our summit days, so we made it Vallot hut and turned around about 1,400 from the summit. Hope to go back.
Posted Aug 27, 2013 8:33 am

markhallamMy 6th ascent...   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2013

markhallam

Climbed this time via the 'Italian' normal route, which I have had on my 'to-do' list for a long time.

This ascent ticked off 2 other 'to-do's' - a bivvy on the summit plus crossing to Mont Blanc de Courmeyeur.

The night at the top of Europe was complicated by a thunderstorm - more to follow in the planned trip report!
Posted Jul 14, 2013 2:07 pm

rggMy second time  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2013

rgg

Mark and I climbed the Italian normal route and bivvied (almost) on the summit. Next morning we made a foray to Mont Blanc de Courmayeur before descending the 3 monts route, which is how I had climbed it the first time, four years ago. Although the Italian route is much longer, technically I found it easier than the 3 monts.
Posted Jul 12, 2013 12:35 pm

gordonye3 Monts route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2013

gordonye

Climbed with Mike Chen, lead by a Chamonix High Mountain Guide. Summitted in 6 hrs 20 min from Cosmiques Refuge. Awesome mountain and what an exceptional route!
Posted Jul 6, 2013 2:49 pm

pvnishergood weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

pvnisher

Up and down, one night at Tete Rousse.
Posted Jul 3, 2013 9:35 am

Katekat3 Mounts Traversee  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2013

Katekat

Reached the summit at 7.15am, hard, very hard mountain to climb. Started at Aiugille du Midi did 3 Mounts Traversee, descend by Gouter Route.
Posted Jun 24, 2013 2:37 pm

highpointaMonte Bianco from the Italian side  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2012
Avoided the masses and the crowded Gouter hut by chosing the so-called Pope route via Gonella hut which hosted only 15 other guests that day. Slept very well, then summited in perfect weather and descended to Chamonix.
Posted Jun 18, 2013 7:30 pm

lavakaGreat views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2005

lavaka

Nice mountain! Very reminiscent of Rainier
Posted Jun 4, 2013 7:30 am

KundrtMont Blanc via Gouter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2011
Cloudy at the top but awesome views when descending. My first mountain over 3000.
Posted May 19, 2013 1:05 pm

GagelMont Blanc via Gouter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2012
Very cold day, but nice summit
Posted Apr 3, 2013 6:44 am

faginChilly Willy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2012

fagin

Climbed in 2005 and 2012. Both via Gouter Route. Awesome feeling to get to the top both times. Second time we hit the summit just as the sun came up over the Eastern Alps. Wrap up warm kids
Posted Mar 24, 2013 8:41 am

smrkGreat climb 3M

smrk

Great day, great climb
Posted Mar 16, 2013 4:21 pm

BatistutaM.Blanc via Gouter route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2012

Batistuta

In 5 hours from Gouter hut, the weather was good.
Posted Feb 21, 2013 7:15 am

pauljohnwallaceCentral Pillar of Freney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2002

pauljohnwallace

With Giles Cornah.
Posted Feb 7, 2013 3:35 pm

Marty32solo via Gouter  Sucess!

Marty32

Amazing weather. My first attempt which turned into a solo summit.
Posted Jan 20, 2013 6:24 pm

AlbertoRampiniCentral Pillar of Freney  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 1986

AlbertoRampini

Major in july 1986, Brenva Spur in 1984
Posted Dec 13, 2012 7:55 pm

ZeroFCTrois Mont Traverse  Sucess!
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.

Close to 100 climbers at the refuge, 8 of us set out and 6 (4 person team and two soloists) of us made it to the summit.

It took nearly 12 hours to summit(2pm) - there was no trail after Mont Blanc du Tacul and we took a vertical ice climb through Mt. Maudit. I took another 12 hours going down the Gouter route till I arrived in the Chamonix Valley (2am) in one giant 24 hour full traverse effort.
Posted Oct 8, 2012 5:12 pm

oldgreyGouter from Tete Rousse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2008

oldgrey

My first big trip - very fulfilling! Trained like hell for it (from nothing) for a few months and found it relatively easy.
Posted Sep 24, 2012 5:20 am

olygtx06via Dôme du Goûter
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011
The first day we slept at refuge de Tête Rousse. The second day we summited and went back to refuge de Tête Rousse for a second night. We caught a weather window and the conditions were very good. The Grand Couloir is dangerous. We got a late start, but that meant that we had the summit to ourselves for a few minutes. It took us about eight hours from refuge de Tête Rousse to the summit, with long breaks at refuge du Goûter and refuge Vallot. I got a great picture of the summit with clouds over it while on the Dôme du Goûter.
Posted Sep 22, 2012 12:17 pm

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

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