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pascalrechatinUp from 'Trois Mont Blanc' Down by 'Aiguille du Gouter'  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2008

pascalrechatin

7 of our party of 8 to the top. Claire Rechatin, Delphine Renaudin, Paul Rechatin, Pierre Rechatin, Alexandre Bolze, Ivan Renaudin, Pascal Rechatin.Perfect conditions we stayed a long time on the top to enjoy !. A dream of a descent on the Arete des bosses overall surprisingly uncrowded for a August day.
One mountain sick stayed at the Refuge des Cosmiques this will be for next time for Thomas.

This was the first time for Delphine, Ivan, Pierre, Paul and Alexandre, second time for Claire and 12th time for me.I Had not been there for several years.

The Refuge des Cosmiques is really very nice and people extremely welcoming and professional...what a difference with several other huts in the Mt Blanc massif on the french side!

This year (2008) there were pretty dangerous crevasses on the Mt Blanc du Tacul climb. Really requires attention especially by night.

The Mont Maudit Bergshrund/rimaye couloir is the only place where we found some ice, rest of the route was in perfectly good snow. Two fixed ropes have been left in place by mountain guides there which is quite convenient.

Very good conditions on the arete des bosses and all the way down to the Aiguille du Gouter with very few crevasses.

The face and couloir de l'Aiguille du Gouter are becoming more and more dangerous...Helmet highly recommended there are really bad rock falls which are not anymore just started by careless climbers near the Refuge de l'Aiguille du Gouter but are initiated it seems as a result of accelerated warming of the mountain. It is advisable to stay on the slightly protruding rocky ridge in the middle of the face as opposed to going to the right or to the left despite several well marked trails as the sides are much more exposed to rock falls.
Posted Aug 22, 2008 2:27 pm

thegoldengriff3rd time's a charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

thegoldengriff

Summited via the Gouter route. Left at midnight and was able to see the sun rise on the summit. beautiful!
Posted Aug 14, 2008 12:43 am

myrskyFrom Midi  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2008

myrsky

The circle is closed, but the journey goes on...
Posted Aug 8, 2008 12:40 pm

DzikuVia Gouter route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2008

Dziku

Great weather, beautiful views. My first 4000 peak :)
Posted Jul 31, 2008 9:55 am

codelancerMont Blanc Traverse
Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2008

codelancer

I was trying 3Mounts route at end of April 2008, from Cosmiques Hut. Very strong wind at 4000m, lot of snow and avalanches from Tacul. So, we (i and my friend) was reached only 3800-3900 on Tacul face in one sunshine day (29 April) and was planning another attempt at 30th April, but again - bad weather, bad weather. No success.
I'll try again next time :)
I vs MontBlanc 1:1
Posted May 15, 2008 4:33 pm

CrazyBananaGouter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2007

CrazyBanana

I climbed Mont Blanc after a horrible night spent in a 2 person tent with 3 other people next to the Gouter Hut. Reaching Vallot struggling with 80km/h winds, we waited some time in the hut, after which 2 of us continued to the summit. Visibility was bad, we didn't see anything it was only because of the GPS that we knew we actually reached the summit.
Posted Mar 26, 2008 1:52 pm

ModiNormal route from Gouter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 1990

Modi

Descent from Grands Mulets and la Jonction.
Posted Mar 2, 2008 6:59 am

bighornmonkeyFAILED ATTEMPT
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

bighornmonkey

First attempt unsuccessful. we started on foot from the village of Chamonix. First night on the glacier below the Refuge du Requin, Second night below Refuge des Cosmiques, Summit day we encountered snow storm with very poor visibility and were forced to retreat...We made it up to about 14,000ft. We came down the tram at Aiguille du Midi.
Posted Dec 27, 2007 5:00 am

jasonconnellStandard route  Sucess!

jasonconnell

After a few days bad weather in Chamonix we got some good weather. Rain had washed out the train so we started hiking from the top of the Bellevue chair lift. We could not confirm a spot in either the Tête Rousse or Gouter hut so we brought along bivy gear. We stopped at the Tête Rousse hut and were promised at least a floor spot. There was some talk in our group of continuing on to the Gouter hut but a climber was killed crossing the grand couloir at lunch (falling rock) so we hung tight. Left Tête Rousse at 2:00am, reached the summit before 7:00am, back in Chamonix for burger's at 4:00pm.

This mountain is a total mad house and not safe during peak season due to the sheer number of climbers.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1262/1123277643_1fab2c5183.jpg?v=0
Posted Nov 24, 2007 9:45 pm

gregorywpLes Trois Mont Blanc  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

gregorywp

We started out climbing from the Cosmiques hut at 2AM and finally made it to the summit with cold by clear weather. The climb was crowded and long but the views were beautiful.
Posted Oct 11, 2007 5:03 pm

codelancerSolo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2007

codelancer

This is my first Alpine experience. I was climbing solo, without guide and without rope. Start from Tete Rousse at 7:00, Gouter hut at 10:00, Vallot Hut in 15:00 but i was very tired for continue. So, i slept in Vallot, alone. and next morning i start from Vallot at 8:00 and reach the summit at 11:00. Bad weather above 4300, strong wind and snow dust ...
Posted Sep 26, 2007 10:31 am

Sebastian HammSoloing MB with bivy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Sebastian Hamm

Started at Nid d`Aigle at 10 a.m.- ascended to Aiguille de Gouter - left my stuff and headed to the summit in the evening 5.30 p.m. - made a bivy at Aiguille de Gouter and descended to Nid d`Aigle next morning
Posted Sep 17, 2007 10:24 am

andre hangaardAlone with Mont Blanc  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2007

andre hangaard

After a sudden change in weather a minor badweather front stroke the mountain during the night so the 02AM wake up call was called off. However, eventually the heavy winds diminished and at breakfast some parties made ready for summit attempt at 0900AM. I soloed and reached the summit at 1215PM. I was all alone over the Bosse-ridges. What a feeling! After that rather late summit, I had a descent of 3.800 altitude meters all the way down to Les Houches. (Tramway du MB out of order due rockfall.)
Posted Aug 2, 2007 6:59 pm

schulzjSolo via Gouter route
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2003

schulzj

No problem really to do it unroped all the way to the summit. There was only one open crevasse well above the Vallot hut which could be overcome with a big step. The weather was outstanding. Feeling really lucky.
Posted Aug 1, 2007 3:50 pm

schulzjGouter route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007

schulzj

Perfect weather. The amount of snow on the mountain made the ascent spectacular, especially the awkward ascent of the Grand Couloir. The route via Mont Maudit was inaccessible due to the amount of snow.
Posted Aug 1, 2007 3:47 pm

Shirley LamAlmost isn't good enough...
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2006

Shirley Lam

Started hiking from town in beautiful weather. When we got up to the col the next day, we were in whiteout conditions and terrible winds that turned us around. No worries, I don't mind taking another trip there to try again!
Posted Jul 26, 2007 3:57 pm

badylVia Gouter route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2005

badyl

my first 4000m peak:)) we've made it ina a team of five, great weather, great experience
Posted Jul 21, 2007 6:32 am

GriffithsClassic route via Gouter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007

Griffiths

summit in perfect weather - the other routes on the massif were still innaccessible
Posted Jul 17, 2007 12:49 pm

deungsanNippy on top!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 1997

deungsan

Gouter route in perfect weather.
Once back down, lots of French beer.
Posted Jul 16, 2007 1:43 am

DigitisRoute from Aig du Midi  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2005
beautyful moment.. beautyful day
Posted Jul 12, 2007 5:15 pm

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