An enjoyable acclimatisation climb as a roped pair from Cabane du Trient. The rocks to the top are not hard but there were many climbers making it pretty crowded. The view to Aiguille Verte, Mont Blanc and Chamonix is spectacular, plus there are great view to the Dents du Midi, Grand Combin and the Pennine Alps beyond.
Summitted with John Lee and Richard Manson
Summitted 4 times Last time in 2010
First alpine climb ever, UCPA guide. 5 hours on eastern route, snow most of the way, some rock at the top. Great stuff!
This was an add on for Broc and I as we trekked from Chamonix to Zermat on the High Haute Route. Beautiful!
Bivvied about the Refuge D'Albert, it was a horrible trek up with the stuff. Up early to get out and on it, only one group beat us to it. Not sure what route we went up but I remember it being quite rocky and cold in the shadow of the mountain. Great feeling looking out over the Alps and knowing you were in Switzerland!
Can't recommend it enough for a 2 day trip to acclimatize!
Fun little climb from the Trient hut. Crossing the schrund was the crux. ;-)
Very cold climb up the beautiful ice of the coulloir de la breche from Albert premier.
Climbed the south summit from the Refuge Albert Premier with Mark.
Climbed with rgg, from the Albert Premier Hut on French side. Some recent new snow made the summit rocks slightly harder, but the supposedly infamous bergschrund was straight forward (at least this year!). An otherwise enjoyable day out with new climbing partner marred by a careless moment on my part descending summit rocks - hand-hold came out resulting in a (fortunately) short fall and the biggest & most spectacular bruise I have ever had - right on my butt (R cheek to be precise)... note to self "check before you hang from it..."
1st time with ISM's Student Alpine Course from the Trient Plateau, 2nd time from camp by the Albert 1er Hut the following year, for acclimatisation.
Decided not to climb the table rock route due to falling rocks from party above.
Soft loose rocks dropped around us and we decided to turn around only some 100 m from the summit while we could
From Albert Premier Hut. With Tariq Qureshi
No wind, glacier du Trient very hot at only 9:00 am.
Left before the crowds but the peak was buried in thick cloud and we had a few route finding problems in the dark and cloud. Ploughed straight up the middle of glacier du tour. Planned on doing the traverse, thick cloud and darkness meant we ended up following tracks up the north peak. Still very short and relatively easy. Had the route and summit to ourselves just before the cloud started to break up. Back on the Trient basin as the crowds arrived.
Nice route!Climbed down South ridge.