Aiguille du Goûter is an important mountain in Mont-Blanc range.
The mountain is made of unstable rocks on the steepest sides (Arve valley side) and is covered with ice on the side connected with Dôme du Goûter.
Sometimes considered as the NW eperon of Dôme du Goûter, Aiguille du Goûter can be seen as an individual mountain when looking from Chamonix.
The mountain has mainly 4 sides:
- The north-east side is entirely coverered by Glacier de Taconnaz
- The northern side is steep like a huge gully containing Glacier de Bourgeat, over Les Houches (2800Hm).
- The west side is connected to Arête Payot and Tête Rousse
- The south-west side is a face made of couloirs and eperons over Bionassay glacier.
The summit is usually negligted because it is situated on the most common route to Mont Blanc itself.
The highest hut of the massif is build here only a few meters under the summit.
This is an important glacier of Mont Blanc group. It deserves Dôme du Goûter and Aiguille du Goûter west sides (Grand couloir is ending on the Glacier) and of course Aiguille de Bionnassay north side. All the pictures here are illustrating a high variety of ice formation.
They guard the TMB "Nid d'Aigle" train station after 17h...