Aiguille du Midi Climber's Log

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SpiceMan

SpiceMan - Jul 2, 2008 5:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2008

YEah!  Sucess!

The tram ride up was a little uncomfortable...they packed about 50 people inside it

MtnMagic

MtnMagic - Jun 19, 2008 4:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2008

Cosmiques Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed in worsening conditions. Snowed on the last pitch. Tons of snow with so so stability made it interesting. Technical crux definitely not the real crux of the route.

Lortnoc

Lortnoc - May 10, 2008 10:34 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2008

Cosmiques Ridge  Sucess!

Lots of snow on the ridge. Made the crux somewhat easier. Exit couloir had beautifull climbing.

tonellophotography

tonellophotography - Dec 13, 2007 6:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2003

Route Climbed: Aréte des Cosmiques  Sucess!

cresta totalmente priva di neve... praticamente una via di roccia piuttosto che di misto.

Pietzl

Pietzl - Oct 9, 2007 4:38 am Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2007

route climbed: arete des cosmiques  Sucess!

Splendid route with stunning views all around. Prepare for signing autographs and tourists taking pictures of you when you climb the final steps to the terrace of the aiguille du midi station...

mattnoland

mattnoland - Aug 13, 2007 9:06 am Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2007

Cosmique Arete  Sucess!

Climbed the route with a lot of snow on it which actually made the rock climbing a lot simpler than it might have been. Light snow falling and the promise of worsening weather got us climbing faster than we had planned and we finished the route in under three hours from the hut to the ladder. I climbed with guide Michael Silich who did a great job.

bc44caesar

bc44caesar - Jul 23, 2007 12:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2007

Arete des Cosmiques  Sucess!

Aborted an attempt at the Mont Blanc Traverse because of high winds and climbed l'arete des cosmiques instead. Lots of fun on rock and ice. Managed the Midi-Plan traverse the day before but turned around half way up the rock on Aiguille du Plan because of buzzing rocks. Got T-stormed on the way back to the Cosmiques Refuge. Nice alpine climbs minus the fixed ropes and chipped rock.

Digitis - Jul 13, 2007 6:39 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2003

Route Climbed: Helbronner, Glacier du Geant, on ridge from Col du Midi  Sucess!

Nice landscapes

pablo

pablo - Sep 11, 2006 9:49 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2006

Route Climbed: Arete (Ridge) des Cosmiques  Sucess!

Excellent and beautiful ridge. Roland and I started this classic at 09h30am from "Abri Simond" and arrived at 12h00am. We were lucky as very few people were there. Also the weather was perfect, sun and now clouds all along the route, so we enjoyed and admired the great views. An excellent experience !

Jeroen Vels

Jeroen Vels - Mar 28, 2006 2:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2005

Eperon des Cosmiques, Rubuffat-route  Sucess!

This is really a very nice route. I enjoyed the roofsection (there is a sling in place). After the roof the route continues in a straight line to the "summit". Afterwards we climbed the Cosmiques Ridge back to the Telepherique.
See also my website HERE.

Jeroen Vels

Jeroen Vels - Mar 28, 2006 2:33 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2001

Cosmiques ridge  Sucess!

A splendid route. Be sure to do this route when it is not crowded. That way you will enjoy the route so much more.
See also my website HERE.

KRZYS

KRZYS - Jan 12, 2006 6:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2003

3 times  Sucess!

First time - Via Glacier du Geant from Helbronner, 28-08-2003
One from the first walks on the glacier. Moments of snowing. Great landscapes.
Second time - from Valle Blanche "camp", 24-06-2005
Mornig asscent to the cable car. We were quite tired after 3 summit traverse with MtBlanc.
Third time - from Aiguille Plan 08-08-2010
Beautyful rigde, worth of recommend. Did in 2 directions, there was't conditions for descent to Requin Hut. Soft snow.

Sweetswede

Sweetswede - Jan 10, 2006 4:26 pm

Route Climbed: Aréte des Cosmiques Date Climbed: June 2004 and July 2005  Sucess!

No Problemo

eugeneowen

eugeneowen - Dec 23, 2005 10:14 am

Route Climbed: Cosmiques Ridge Date Climbed: 19 March 2003  Sucess!

In early spring, sometimes just in a fleece jacket - fantastic weather!; route was in great condition.

Rileywyna

Rileywyna - Dec 18, 2005 7:44 am

Route Climbed: South Face Rebuffat route Date Climbed: July 2001  Sucess!

Did this route with another 5.8 Rebuffat route on near by Aguille de Cosmiques. Made for a long and outstanding day. We had acclimatized on the Eiger so we didn't even notice the altitude. The south face is a great line with lots of fun and varied crack climbing.

albertofanga

albertofanga - Nov 6, 2005 1:26 pm

Route Climbed: Arete de Cosmiques Date Climbed: July 12, 2005  Sucess!

done the day after we climbed the Mont Blanc. nice climbing but very crowded.

edl - Oct 8, 2005 10:11 am

Route Climbed: Arete des Cosmiques Date Climbed: july 2005  Sucess!

Climbed as a warm up for Mt. Blanc. Fun route, but crowded.

TodoVertical

TodoVertical - Sep 22, 2005 3:10 pm

Route Climbed: South Face, Rebuffat Date Climbed: Some day of July 2005  Sucess!

Raúl and myself enjoyed very much this superb route !!

ben jammin

ben jammin - Aug 7, 2005 12:04 pm

Route Climbed: Frendo Spur Date Climbed: 27 July 2005  Sucess!

Great route!



Bivied at the Plan du Aiguille for a 3h30 a.m. start and reached the top in 11 hours. Exited on the left-hand side of the Rognon.



Lots of mostly easy rock interspersed with the odd harder pitch. Very loose rock lower down but it improves dramatically once you traverse across to the left-hand side of the arete. The snow / ice pitches seem to go on forever...



denarne - Aug 2, 2005 5:41 am

Route Climbed: normal route Date Climbed: 21st july 2005  Sucess!

i never considered the normal route as a legal way of saying having climbed the aiguille du midi, but after doing the bionassay-mont blanc-maudit-tacul traverse, i do...

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