Excellent training to get used of some rocky climbs before hiking the Mt-Blanc.
This was part of the training for Mont Blanc. The starting point was the Albert Premier hut. Good scrambling but crowded on the last part of the route, (August 15, 1992).
Climbed as a climbing instructor during a NKBV-course.
I've used this mountain as a warmup for the Mont Blanc many times!!
Warm up for Mt. Blanc. Super weather. Apparently the "normal" route had shifted to another valley than described in our book, so we had a fun climb across a big bergscrund
climbed it twice; first time the normal route, the second time starting in a couloir on the west side and finishing on the north ridge
Attempted the Table du Roc spur from the Albert Premier hut. Could not find the start of the route and there was too much stone fall at every possible route up to the crest of the spur. Since we had a enough time left we decided to do the normal route on the south summit. North summit normal route seemed a bit more interessting.
wonderful day. Normal route and lots of people
As part of the c2 course
Ascended the mountian via the normal route as part of an Alpine skills course run by Plas y Brenin on behalf of the Jonathan Conville Trust. My first proper Alpine peak!
Set out on a beautiful sunny morning. By the time we got to the top the weather had closed in, visibility nil, and it started to snow, so no view from the summit. Still enjoyed it though.
good for beginners
Started from the hut Albert I., ascended via Col Superieur, the east flank and the NE-ridge. Continued after descent to the Trient hut via the Plateau du Trient.
Once in '99 via the Table du Roc (poor weather, went on wrong ridge but got to top in the end) with two nights in the hut and then again in August 2003 with Neil and Simon from Le Tour and back in a day during a short window in the atrocious weather. A good training day is to climb this in a day from the valley and run back down - a bit of everything- scramble, glacer travel, moraine bashing!
A nice couloir between south an north summit. In oppesite of Couloir le Table. Beginning and ending the most difficult. Nice acclimatisation
Very nice route. Found the trek from the lift a little long and not too interesting..especially on the way down! Reached summit in well under 3 hours at a very comfortable pace.
My brother Gabi and I, as preparation of our ascend to Mont Blanc, climbed succesfully this nice Aiguille. At that moment of time it was our highest peak climbed ever. Nice route from Albert I hut and summit covered with fog. Our colleagues Luis and Fran joined us for the photo and celebration.
See trip report for more details: http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/209049/Aiguille-du-Tour-Aiguilles-Dor-es-Warming-Up-for-Mont-Blanc.html
good acclimatisation tour, not very special
Fun climb on a great day!
Good day out from the valley