Car to car in 4:45 hours
From the car park on the Chamonix-Martigny road, 5h 30m to the top. Descent time 4h 30m. A beautiful day and my favourite memory of the Alps.
Sadly had to turn around 100 meters from the summit. Had waist-deep snow.
Mont Buet via Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval Running
3h 31 min up
Total: 5h 33 min
Wonderful day and views! Rather steep but with chains on the most difficult parts.
Ran from village du Buet (Vallorcine)on 2h 37 min.
Total: 4h 17 min
Wonderful day and views!
Long (25 km) roundtrip: Vallorcine - Val de tre les Eaux - Le Cheval Blanc - Pointe du Genevrier - Le Buet - Ref Berard - Vallorcine. 9,5 hour in total. Maps show trail bypassing Pointe du Genevrier, but it is easily climbed. Some cables on northwest ridge of Le Buet but VF gear not needed. Great weather and awesome views of the Mt. Blanc range.
I ran to the top of this mountain twice. Both times in 2014. I don't know why I did that.
Acclimatization before Mont Blanc. Absolutely beautiful! My first high altitude peak.
2 years since my last visit. Went quite fast up and down 3h 15min up and 2h 45min down. Very nice day!
More snow than expected, still ok with the baskets and poles. Nice but long day.
Went with my wife, 10h up and down (up 5h40min).
Walked up from Le Buet Village a.m. after arrival in Chamonix previous evening. Good acclimatisation Peak offering an overnighter if required at Refuge de la Pierre Berard. Didn't do this, in retrospect would have been nice..and easier. Plenty of snow still about but crampons not needed though axe carried Leki poles sufficed. Lovely weather and a great Summit had it to ourselves though plenty doing hut walk.
My first mountain, spent 4 days there. brought way too much gear 20+kg.
I did it lots of times, long but easy. Veryu classical, better to go there skiing, often april is the best time
Great day forecast so I thought I'd do something with it. Forecast was wrong, summit was stuck in cloud most of the time I was there, will have to go back to get the views. It was also crawling with people. Very very busy route.
Long but amazing hike, really enjoyable, lots of wildlife, great views towards Mt. Blanc from the top.
Climbed for acclimatisation
A long slog with neve all the way from about 2300m to the summit. 14 hours all in from Le Buet and back. The weather turned fairly unpleasant as we ascended the final slate slope towards the weather station and the summit ridge and stayed that way for much of the descent, right down to the Col de Salenton. Some great glissading fun to be had though.
Climbed late-ish in the day and had the place almost to myself. Found it to be very good practice for Mt Blanc in terms climb length. Plenty of wildlife in the flat run-in to the climb proper.
It took me up and down 6h25 (3h55 up and 2h25 down).
Quite tough with 1725 altitude meters.
Good weather and nice views!
Ski hiking late in the season due to this very snowy year (1995)