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wdimpflBrenva Spur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1974


Date approximate. In 1973 I finished my PhD in chemistry at UC Berkeley and went to Germany to post doc at the Max Planck Institut fur Stromungsforschung. In the summer of 1974 my climbing partner, Louis Reichardt, flew from his postdoc at Harvard to join me, and we spend three weeks climbing in the Chamonix Alps. We first attempted the route from Cormayeur, Italy, after driving through the Mont Blanc tunnel, but abandoned that long approach in favor of taking the teleferique from Chamonix up to the glacier north of the summit. We climbed to a hut on the ridge where we rested before starting the climb before sunrise the next day. We descended to the glacier East of the summit to do the route. After crossing the summit we descended to the Grands Mulets hut, on the Bossons Glacier, post holing to our hips in the warm afternoon sun. At the hut we treated ourselves to worst wine I have ever tasted (plastic bottled). Later Lou, the strongest climber I have ever climbed with, became the first American to climb K2 with Jim Wickwire (without oxygen).
Posted Dec 22, 2017 5:10 am

ye2bnikNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2016


Relatively easy climb after night in Gouter. Perfect weather conditions.
Posted May 9, 2017 2:39 am

strudolyubovvia Gouter Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2016


Solo climb via Gouter Route after spending a night at Gouter hut. Perfect conditions, nice weather, great views!
Posted Sep 3, 2016 4:27 pm

Noah (Oregon)Via Rif. Gonella
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2016

Noah (Oregon)

Great weather via the Italian route (Rif. Gonella). We made it from the hut to the summit in 6.5 hours thanks to Gunnar pushing the pace and not wasting time on things like food or rest breaks. Exhausting but good.
Posted Aug 20, 2016 9:17 am

AnttiOnDemandThree summits  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2002
Climbed Mont Blanc as part of a three summits tour.
Posted Apr 9, 2016 3:31 am

Nader1Route climbed: Les Trois Monts and aretes des bosses  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2010


Summit reached 4 times. my first climb was the july 15 2005
Posted Mar 4, 2016 12:15 pm

squickGouter route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2015


Stayed at Gouter hut. Waited at the Vaillot for about half an hour to time our arrival on the summit at sunrise. Train station to train station in just over 24 hours.
Posted Jan 10, 2016 12:34 pm

Ted EliasonMaudit-Tacul RT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2015

Ted Eliason

Top of the Alps
Posted Sep 17, 2015 11:23 am

Bill562Gouter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2015


From refugio de TĂȘte Rousse with friends from Moscow and LA. Excellent weather conditions
Posted Aug 29, 2015 4:31 pm

Kevintheclimberslog up   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2015


very similar with rainier but a bit easier and higher
Posted Aug 27, 2015 12:58 pm

Andrew Rankinebad luck with the heat
Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2015

Andrew Rankine

Took the tramway up to Mont Lachat-- Nid d'Aigle station was closed for line maintenance to end on 8 August 2015. From there we hiked up to Tete Rousse. Along the way people were saying that the ascent to the Gouter hut would not be possible. We heard a lot of helicopters overhead, and some people informed us that the people descending the mountain were being flown down the couloir because the conditions were so bad. We were told that the police had closed the route and the Gouter hut that we planned to stay at would be closed. So we stayed at the Tete Rousse hut and descended the next day. 4.5 km to the hut one way, and 1100 m gain.
Posted Aug 7, 2015 9:19 am

KimmurielItalian Normal Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2015


Climbed via the Italian Normal Route. Summit at 2:42 am in the silver moonlight. :)
Posted Jul 4, 2015 11:54 am

Canuck89End of the season  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2014


Summited Mont Blanc at the end of september, not much climbers on the
mountain anymore. Weather was great, nice climb!
Posted Jan 29, 2015 7:55 am

Liba Kopeckovabad weather  Sucess!

Liba Kopeckova

I was waiting the whole week in Chamonix for the winds to calm down (not a bad place to wait:). Summited via Gouter route since the weather was not that great. We summited in the evening and had the top just to ourselves. Descent in a blizzard...
Posted Dec 21, 2014 12:41 am

mipodduVia Gouter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2014


Bad weather. Just me and my friend that day started the climb.
Posted Nov 7, 2014 4:49 am

Dalian5 times


In 2007, 2013 and 2014
3 times on the normal route (Via Gouter) and twice by the Three Mountains Route (Mont Blanc du Tacul - Mont Maudit - Mont Blanc.
4 times solo, once with a friend
Posted Oct 11, 2014 12:58 am

dskendallvia Tres Monts  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 5, 2005


Huge day. With skis.
Posted Sep 24, 2014 3:43 pm

yuvalTOUGH..  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2011


We had bad weather and not much time...
climbed straight from the refugge, long day that ended with nice weather on the peak.
Posted Aug 30, 2014 4:38 pm

Bluebell08Long Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2014


Via TĂȘte Rousse hut the night before and after. Early start up the rocks and beautiful weather all day, although the ridge was rather crowded. Clear and little wind, quite warm but a long day back to the hut nonetheless.
Posted Aug 21, 2014 1:07 pm

FletchGreat couple days  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2014


Unfortunately no summit view...
Posted Jun 24, 2014 6:21 am

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