Mont Blanc du Tacul Climber's Log

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icypeak - Jul 6, 2008 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2008

Normal Route  Sucess!

Went from Aiguille du Midi cable car. Had a beautiful day and practically had the mountain to ourselves. There were a couple of challenging sections when crossing some crevasses, but otherwise a gentle climb. The summit is truly beautiful with breathtaking views.

bruno baschung

bruno baschung - Jun 15, 2008 3:20 pm

classical training peak  Sucess!

Climbed several times, a classical training peak, but mind crevasses.

bruno baschung


drorfid - Apr 3, 2008 7:18 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2003

normal route

got altitude sickness on the shoulder (4100), always acclimatize !


Modi - Mar 2, 2008 6:47 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006

Normal route  Sucess!

Normal route from Aiguille du Midi.Two hours and 45 get to the top in a perfect July monrning.


Griffiths - Jul 17, 2007 12:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2007

Normal Route  Sucess!

Summit reached in excellent conditions late evening, bivi on ridge conditions deteriorated next morning

Digitis - Jul 12, 2007 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2006

Normal Route  Sucess!

Easy route from Aig du Midi


Fabrice.Rimlinger - Jul 12, 2007 10:13 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

Normql Route  Sucess!

Deep snow and avalanche risks. Great but short weather window.


DoJo - May 19, 2007 2:35 pm

normal route  Sucess!

due to bad weather (thunderstorm) only normal route (Jul.1995)


Nikman - May 6, 2007 5:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006

Normal Route (ski-mountaineering)  Sucess!

We were on a schedule to go to Grand Combin, but a car accident drove us back and we couldn´t reach Panossiere-hut the day it was planned. We changed our plan short in time and drove over to Chamonix and took the first cable car to Ag. du Midi the next morning. Then we forced our bodies up to Mont Blanc du Tacul without acclimatisation. What a torture. It was very cold that day and we didn´t make it back in time to the cable car, so we had to sleep one night in Ref. Cosmique before returning next morning after.
Great panorama for mountaineering. Easy access because of cable car.


tonellophotography - Apr 21, 2007 6:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2003

Normal Route  Sucess!

Normal route, from Aiguille du Midi.


climbxclimb - Apr 11, 2007 2:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006

Normal Route, solo from Aiguille du Midi cable car

Easy route good for acclimatization and training.


thegoldengriff - Mar 25, 2007 3:28 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2007

Normal Route from the Cosmiques Hut  Sucess!

Set out late from the Cosmiques hut (9 o'clock in the morning) to tool around on the ice and decided on a whim to take advantage of the good weather and climb the normal route. Cold and clear all morning. Gorgeous views of Mt Blanc and Chamonix below.


tphubbard - Jan 28, 2007 3:42 pm

On way up MB  Sucess!

Climbed to summit on the way way up MB. Would like to climb the Supercouloir one day.


KRZYS - Sep 1, 2006 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

normal route from col du midi  Sucess!

Easy and no to long route. Beauty 4000-peak. (nice vives on the Mont Blanc Group and nort face Mont Maudit)


MichaelJ - Aug 22, 2006 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2006

Some nice mixed route  Sucess!

Not exactly sure what we climbed. Perhaps Contamine Mazeud. We soloed up neve/ice past the shrund and climbed under some seracs before crossing right to a rock band, then more ice, more rock and finally a great mixed pitch up to the high snowfield on the shoulder and thence the slog to the summit. Climbed with Silvio. Lots of fun.

Jeroen Vels

Jeroen Vels - Jul 30, 2006 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2006

Route Climbed: Gervasutti Pillar  Sucess!

Climbed the pillar, by a lot of harder variations. It took us 24 (!) hours without a break.
See also my website here.

Joerg Marretsch

Joerg Marretsch - Jul 9, 2006 10:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2006

Normal Route from Col du Midi  Sucess!

No wind, dry and very hot. I need 3 hours from Rifuge de Cosmiques.


Valtho - Jun 12, 2006 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006

Skiing down the Tacul in June  Sucess!

After a very noisy night due to people leaving the hut at almost every hour at night, or due to people who were having altitude sickness, we finally left the Cosmique hut at 8.00 o'clock in the morning in good weather and snow conditions. It was quite cold (-10c) but blue sky and 40 cm of fresh snow (it snowed the night before) and that in the beginning of June!! We skinned up to the Tacul in less than 2 hours and than we skied down all the way from 4.200m via the Valle Blanche to the ladders below the Mer de Glace Train station. The conditions on lower parts of the Mer de Glace were not so good anymore (only ice) but it was a great way of coming down the Tacul in June!
People who were trying to climb the Mont Blanc de Tacul on crampons were having a very hard time because they were often until their middle in the snow and there were no tracks yet....


bbirtle - May 1, 2006 10:28 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2006

"Normal" Ski Route

Skis highly recommended... some people with crampons only were having a tough go at the many powdery bits especially. We were having a blast at the powdery bits especially.)

See trip report.

Hazy skies, fine good enough. Good snow making for good skiing. Good friends. Good mountain views. What more can you ask for?


bbirtle - Apr 21, 2006 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2006

"Normal" Ski Route  Sucess!

Quite enjoyable climb and great snow to ski on the way down, but this seems to me a quite objectively dangerous route. There is serac fall danger nearly from the start to finish. The terrain is perfect for avalanche danger at 25-35 degrees. Although it didn't seem very dangerous considering the angle, even a small slide would could be deadly as you are constantly traversing above angry ice falls (terrain traps).

All in all not a route I'd recommend, although aside from the two dangers mentioned, no technical difficulties and just sails right up. Good skiing potential!

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