Les Courtes Climber's Log

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Jeroen Vels - Apr 22, 2016 4:22 am Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2016

Voie des Autrichiens  Sucess!

Good conditions


Cissa - Apr 18, 2015 4:53 am Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2015

Swiss route  Sucess!

Climbed the Swiss route but exited to the right on serious mixed terrain due to the impossibility of taking the left snow ramp, which is original of the route, because of avalanches. Bivouaced in the summit and descend the colour on the left the following day.


markthejock - Feb 16, 2012 3:57 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

Traverse  Sucess!

Great weather and enjoyable route but bus loads of people. Descent was rather loose and tedious due to little snowcover.


PeteThompson - Aug 27, 2010 11:10 am

Austrian Route. Climbed July 1986  Sucess!

Soloed in good conditions.


jvdm - Aug 18, 2008 4:41 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2008

Spring climb  Sucess!

To avoid avalances we left the old Couvercle at midnight. Summited just after sun rise and where back in the kitchen at 10am.


Leendertschwab - May 2, 2008 6:34 am

traverse from courvercle hut  Sucess!

A warm summer, the snowy part to reach the ridge was not in perfect condition. Be careful on the descent not to get lost :-)


kabernicola - Feb 1, 2006 7:02 am

Route Climbed: Swiss Route Date Climbed: January 2nd 1990  Sucess!

Incrdible winter climb in this amazing route. 21 hours hut to hut. We descended by the north east slopes. Very cold.


Charles - Oct 25, 2005 9:35 am

Route Climbed: North face by the Swiss Route Date Climbed: August 1985  Sucess!

Great route


Cautious - Jun 24, 2005 9:38 am

Route Climbed: normal fron Couvercle Hut Date Climbed: August 2001  Sucess!

Lovely climb in perfect snow conditions.


mpyhajar - May 14, 2005 10:16 am

Route Climbed: NE Date Climbed: February -99  Sucess!

I went to ski the NE face with Ari Känsäkoski. We started climbing around 10 am. and it took around 3 hours to get to the summit. After the first 500 meters the route becomes a bit more steeper and interesting. The final 100 meters are the steepest on that route. It was quite cold and windy on the summit, so we just had a small break and started skiing back to the glacier. Snow condiction was not fabulous, but the route was very nice to ski. It is quite long and interesting offpiste. The view over there is just is spectacular. Just to mention that for telemarkers the first 100 meters from the summit are quite interesting :)


kullaberg - Nov 28, 2002 5:54 pm

Route Climbed: swiss route Date Climbed: march 88  Sucess!

long day hacking away on hard ice. storm near the top forced us to bivvy on the summit. next morning the descent gully was loaded and it still snowed hard so we traversed east to, what's it called? col de triolet? and had an alright rappel session down the sheltered rock band on the side. then down to ref. argentiere.


UlrichPrinz - Jan 14, 2002 7:06 am

Route Climbed: Swiss Route Date Climbed: Nov. 2001  Sucess!

Exceptionally nice weather for November,

it took us ~10 hours from the hut, find more info

here: http://ulrichprinz.de/go/fr_courtes.html

dirkclaessen - Dec 29, 2001 2:20 pm

Route Climbed: NE flank Date Climbed: July 1989  Sucess!

Nice and long (750 m) snow/ice route, not too steep (max. 50°). We had fairly good snow conditions, no ice.

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