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KRZYSIntro - NW face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010


Pretty introdution to Mont Blanc Massif holiday. Good aclimatisation ascent. Bad weather - moments of snowing, lot of clouds. This face is a nice alternative to often crowed ridge - you avoid waiting for teams toiling over ridge being. There was a short moment of fine ice field (late summer - however easy to walk around if you want). Good protection in upper part. We did 3 rappels in the descent.
Posted Aug 5, 2010 12:18 pm

georgenClimbed NW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010


Nice little route.
Posted Jul 25, 2010 8:35 am

JanGA nice peak in close proximity  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010


On the first day climbing in Chamonix, on the way to the Refuge d' Argentiere, we spent a couple of hours on this delightful little summit. The snow was quite soft, ideal for training before more challenging terrain. Highly recommended!

Posted Jul 14, 2010 3:16 pm

SimnelNormal route  Sucess!


Very large bergschrund and lots of ice...2003 was a bad year in the alps due to the heat wave so what was ment to be an 'easy' day out was not! As mountaineering should be! Great climb and wonderful abseil descents to race back to catch the very last cable car down for the season. We made it just in time.
Posted Mar 3, 2010 4:14 pm

hasemannNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2009


Followed the NW ridge to the summit in perfect weather. It was a beautiful route and we were almost the only people there despite the time of year.
Posted Sep 16, 2009 11:15 am

pabloRoute Climbed: Normal
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009


Florence and I attempted this climb as an end to our holidays in Chamonix. The icy/delicate conditions of the approach and late departure make as decide to go back just 1 pitch from the summit. Descent was great and we could take the train down. Excellent experience anyhow. Florence passed successfully her alpine initiation phase. Alpinism implies as well to know when is needed to drop the ascent. We will try again for sure.
Posted Aug 25, 2009 3:18 am

barrysnorth face
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2007


Last day of 3 days tuition with a guide, in thick cloud with a strong wind. I was absolutely terrified. We made it over the rimaye, up the face and onto the summit ridge but couldn't see more than a few meters, we were probably only metres from the summit but I didn't even care, I just wanted to get back down!! Which we did by the normal route. My girlfriend wanted to continue to the summit which shames me I guess!!
Posted Aug 8, 2009 9:35 pm

AndrewSmythWhite-out  Sucess!


Climbed it 3 days after a disasterous day in the Alps in a whiteout. Was still recovering from a previous ordeal so was a bit slow. Took the left hand route which is rated PD+ but conditions were pretty poor and snow was very unstable.
Posted Feb 23, 2009 2:14 am

CharlesA long time agao  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 1985


Or then abouts!
Posted Aug 21, 2008 11:26 am

klwagarcold and windy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2008


Not very crowded due to the conditions. But a really fun climb
Posted Aug 8, 2008 12:23 pm

Leendertschwabridge  Sucess!


We went up the glacier and followed the rock ridge on the right to the summit.
Posted May 2, 2008 7:00 am

icypeakNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007


Really nice mixed climb. Had the mountain to ourselves first thing in the morning but soon the crowds arrived, which made going back down the ridge a wee bit challenging with the crowds making their way up. In all, we took less than 3 hours at a very easy pace.
Posted Jun 25, 2007 8:22 am

climbxclimbGood short climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006


Climbed the ice/snow face up to the summit
Posted Apr 11, 2007 1:56 pm

LortnocGood fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2007


Climbed the NE-ridge and back down via the normal route. Varied and fun climb, everything is in there: bergschrund, steep firn, rock climbing, rapelling etc. Excellent conditions.
Posted Apr 10, 2007 3:30 pm

tphubbardA pleasant bimble!  Sucess!


Very pleasant little wander.
Posted Jan 28, 2007 3:47 pm

BartGreat intro to mixed climbing.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2006


Climbed the normal route in the very hot july month. After a quite steep climb up the face we came to the ridge which we climbed with crampons on most of the way. Great fun and good practice, especially with our guide shouting at us to go faster constantly, really keeps you focused! Highly recommended.
Posted Nov 6, 2006 8:35 am

GrippedNW Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2006


Fun after a fresh dump of snow. Up the ridge and down the face with a novice. A good place to practise skills, moving together, down climbing, releasable axe abesils, crevasse rescue and so on.
Posted Sep 15, 2006 2:35 pm

simoRoute Climbed: NW ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2006
Wonderful ridge with very much snow and funny climbing
Posted Mar 27, 2006 3:54 pm

philippe bridgemanRoute Climbed: North West Ridge Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

philippe bridgeman

Nice easy short route with a variety of skills used. The French guides kept removing every ones gear which made the route a little more interesting.
Posted Nov 29, 2005 7:35 am

am89Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: July 5th, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed the Petit Aiguille as part of training for the Mont Blanc- took the usual way down the Point de Vue piste until Lognan. First time hiking on a glacier.
Posted Oct 10, 2005 10:19 pm

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