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Rahel Maria LiuRoute Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: July 27, 2002

Rahel Maria Liu

The second mountain after Aiguille du Midi (and Mont Blanc du Tacul) on Ivano's and my way to reach our bivouac place on Col de la Brenva for our opening of a new route (Eperon Gousseault) on Mont Maudit the next day.
Posted Aug 4, 2002 7:50 am

Rahel Maria LiuRoute Climbed: Mont Blanc Traverse Date Climbed: 14th August 2000

Rahel Maria Liu

When I climbed Mont Blanc on 14th August 2000 via the normal route from Grands Mulets (in the end soloing), I had the plan to make the traverse to the Aiguille du Midi via Mont Maudit and Mont Blanc du Tacul. I had already made a reservation for the next night on the Ref. des Cosmiques. But on the top of the Mont Blanc, I changed my mind although the Mont Maudit looked really so inviting and although the weather was simply perfect - a blue sky without any cloud. But I thought that I was too late in order to make the traverse because of the bad snow conditions. The limit of 0°C/32 F was above 5000m/16403 feet. Therefore the snow was already very soft early in the morning. I was not in the mood to make the very long glacier walk in this soft snow. Therefore, after a big struggle with myself since I had been looking forward so much to climbing Mont Maudit and Mont Blanc du Tacul that day, I turned around on the Mont Blanc, only a few hundred meters away from Mont Maudit, and went down the same route via Grands Mulets.

This was even my 2nd attempt to climb Mont Maudit since I wanted to climb it also on the 15th of July in the same year (2000) via the same route together with some companions: Traverse from Grands Mulets via Mont Blanc, Mont Maudit, Mont Blanc du Tacul to Aiguille du Midi. But that time, we did not reach even the Mont Blanc because of bad weather. We turned around at a height of about 4000m, not far below the Vallot bivouac.

I hope I can reach the summit of Mont Maudit this summer via the Arête Kuffner.
Posted Mar 3, 2002 1:18 am

schadikRoute Climbed: regular route Date Climbed: Summer 1991  Sucess!


On my first trip up the Mont Blanc we i all three summits.
Posted Jan 17, 2002 6:20 am

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