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|am89||Route Climbed: 3 Mont Blancs Date Climbed: August 9th, 2005|
|I reached the summit for the first time (i'm just 15) with my dad and our guide. We had a beautiful day and left from the Aiguille du Midi at 6:45 AM We reached the summit around 1PM after 100 km/h winds. I sustained a first degree freeze to my nose and i couldn't feel it for some time afterward. My water froze, and therefore i arrived dehydrated aux Cosmiques but recovered shortly with food. Magnificent, a great experience overall. We celebrated at the Refuge des Cosmiques by sunset with Champagne I brought along.|
|Posted Aug 25, 2005 8:11 am|
|roadmountain||Route Climbed: 3M Date Climbed: 18 august 2005|
|We started from Rufuge de Cosmiques at 1.30 in the morning. In the afternoon storm would come so we had to hury! At 7.06 we reached the summit! The was fresh snow fallen 4 days before and before col du midi there was even avalange danger! We went down to the Gouterhutte. That was a boring decent in comparing to the other route! You see strange people: people in jeans, with a strange bag and solo..... From to the Gouterhutte down to the mont blanc train is a long walk back.....|
|Posted Aug 23, 2005 9:46 am|
|brade||Route Climbed: 3 M Date Climbed: 13 July 2005|
|We slept in a tents at Chamonix - Reqin - Col du Midi - Col de Brenva and at the 4th day of trecking we did the summit. For me it was a difficult thing when you don't have an aclimatization.|
|Posted Aug 8, 2005 1:27 pm|
|tnick||Route Climbed: The Three Mont Blanc Date Climbed: 25 July 2001|
|A beautiful day to reach the summit.|
|Posted Aug 7, 2005 4:07 pm|
|denarne||Route Climbed: coming from the bionassay traverse Date Climbed: 21st july 2005|
|conscrits -> durier -> bionassay -> goûter -> mont blanc -> maudit -> tacul -> aig. du midi...|
a long three days, but so beuatifull...
|Posted Aug 2, 2005 5:32 am|
|eza||Route Climbed: Bosses Ridge Date Climbed: 22 July 2005 |
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2005
|An unforgettable experience, in spite of the dangerous crossing of the Couloir de Goûter. If I made it to the top, it was thanks to my guide and rope partner Carlos.|
|Posted Aug 1, 2005 9:03 am|
|Rafa Bartolome||Route Climbed: Bosses ridge Date Climbed: 22th july 2005|
|A dream come true! in the summit of Mont Blanc over the Europe in a nice day with full moon and clear sky!|
Unforgitable visit to the Alps, a paradise for the mountaineers.
I'm desolated for the 2 mountaineers of Catalunya die in Courmayer's route in these days. R.I.P.
|Posted Jul 31, 2005 4:49 pm|
|Attic Tony||Route Climbed: Three Monts Date Climbed: 17th July 2005|
|Unable to get to the Refuge des Cosmiques the previous evening, as the cablecar was closed due to high winds.|
Instead took the first morning cablecar up to the Aiguille du Midi (about 6.30am) and headed straight up, arriving at the summit at about 1pm.
A very enjoyable climb, and having the summit to ourselves made it even more special. There were fantastic views too, really felt on top of the world!
It was my first visit to the Alps, but I'll definitely be back.
|Posted Jul 28, 2005 2:22 pm|
|LS||Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 22 Aug 2000|
|See my trip report and pictures here:|
|Posted Jul 17, 2005 2:17 am|
|althegreek||Route Climbed: gouter Date Climbed: august 2004|
|waited out a 3 day storm. made the summit, solo, in a few hours from gouter refuge. beautiful views. crowded mountain.|
|Posted Jul 12, 2005 6:24 pm|
|carltaylor||Route Climbed: Gouter route Date Climbed: July 5th 2005|
|climbed normal route from Nid d Aigle to discover that a storm was due in the night, decided to head directly for Summit.|
Summited at 8.00pm in high winds but perfect views from the top, back to Gouter hut by 10.30
climbed with brother Shaun Taylor and Ricardo Montiel from Granada, Spain who we met on the route
|Posted Jul 11, 2005 7:03 am|
|bbirtle||Route Climbed: Grand Mulets Date Climbed: May 20, 2005|
|Crazy people waking up at 2 AM, leaving the hut at 3. Absolutely unnecessary to get up that early. We got up at 4, left at 5, summit and wonderful ski down with plenty of time to spare. Quite long route, but mostly uneventuful and nontechnical. Some approach issues over the Junction including one dicy crevass crossing requiring a belay. Almost everybody suffering from altitute, myself included even after an entire winter of climbing 1-2 4000m peaks/week!|
|Posted Jul 7, 2005 12:40 pm|
|jck||Route Climbed: Gouter Date Climbed: 17 July 2003, 31 July 2004|
|Two times on the top.|
My first alpine mountain.During the day of reaching Gouter Hut the weather was not very good and in the evening there was a snowstorm.But suprisingly next day weather was very good,clouds were in the valleys and all the higher peaks was peaking above them-great.I started climbing pretty late(about 5 am),spent some time in Vallot so I reached summit about 11:15. That day I descended to Nid d'Aigle.
We started early in the morning from Tete Rousse and reached Gouter Hut about 10 am,then decided to climb the summit(we planned to reached it next day).I reached the summit about 14:30,my friends 30 minutes later.It was very nice to be on the summit on my own(remembering the crowds in 2003) so when my friends came we spent some time on the top and slowly descended to Gouter where we spent a night.
|Posted May 4, 2005 11:05 am|
|Zhenya77||Route Climbed: Grands Mulets, Normal Date Climbed: March 22, 2004|
|From the middle cable car station we tried to make our way through the thick snow. Unfortunatly, the weather was not kind to us. It was snowing for three days continuously which is every skier dream, but quite a disaster for the mountaineering. We had to turn around. After all, I should admit that It was quite a pleasant skiing in Grand Modes (Chamonix)|
|Posted Apr 5, 2005 8:14 pm|
|Grigna||Route Climbed: from Refige de Cosmiques Date Climbed: 04.07.2004|
|With my friends Roby, Pero and Crippa I reached the summit of Mont Blanc along the way from Refuge de Cosmiques.|
For me, it's the best easy way for the top of Mont Blanc!
|Posted Mar 23, 2005 3:56 am|
|Gripped||Route Climbed: Gouter Ridge Date Climbed: Aug 04|
|A long day from the Tete Rouse and back. Solo.|
|Posted Mar 15, 2005 2:50 pm|
|Thomas Gurviez||Route Climbed: normal route through dôme du goûter Date Climbed: july 2001|
|route too crowdy too be interesting, crossing the Aiguille du Goûter couloir is very dangerous|
|Posted Feb 7, 2005 4:10 am|
|JanG||Route Climbed: Aiguille du Midi to the Three M (MtBlanc du Tacul to Mt Maudit to Mt Blanc) Date Climbed: July 6, 1998|
|Reached the summit (after 9 hours climb) from the Refuge des Cosmiques in the company of a very close friend. Fortunately we were able to complete the climb despite our exhaustion (we had little time for acclimatization; more details provided in Trip Report). I cried like a baby from the emotions of having reached the summit without mishaps (my age was 52 at the time).|
|Posted Nov 19, 2004 9:16 pm|
|noah||Route Climbed: Various Date Climbed: 2002-2004|
|Three attempts, only one really serious bad conditions each time, maybe next time.....|
|Posted Oct 19, 2004 2:51 am|
|joel1973||Route Climbed: Gouter Route Date Climbed: June 30 2003|
|Posted Oct 16, 2004 5:37 am|