Mont Blanc du Tacul Climber's Log

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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!

Jeroen Vels

Jeroen Vels - Mar 28, 2006 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2003

Contamine-Negri (aka North Couloir)  Sucess!

At the far left end of the Triangle du Tacul is a couloir, the North Couloir. We climbed this route and abseiled down the Triangle (there is no abseil-piste!).
See also my website here.

Jeroen Vels

Jeroen Vels - Mar 28, 2006 2:30 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2001

Normal route  Sucess!

I climbed the mountain severall times by different routes, but this is the one time I reached the actual summit. This time we climbed during the high-season wich was noticable by the very deep tracks you had to follow.
See also my website here.


Paddyrock - Mar 6, 2006 8:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2005


camped on the mer du glas for a few days and did three 2 routes. cheree, and a rock route
on one of the satellites
check out the morning sun wow.


cedricmtpl - Feb 20, 2006 7:39 pm Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2006

Gabarrou-Albidoni  Sucess!

a very beautiful goulotte, with my friend gregory vannier a our guide sylvain empereur


EQUUS - Feb 14, 2006 1:26 am

Normal route from Col du Midi Jul of 1989  Sucess!

My first 4000 m mountain after first short experience of Acute Mountain Sickness.


fdoctor - Jan 15, 2006 9:01 am

Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

A success within a failure. Set off from the Cosmiques Hut at 4am with Rich Cross, but didn't feel good. This should have been the start of the Trois Blancs but only did Tacul and returned to the Cosmique exhausted. Next day discovered I've got two broken ribs from a fall on Aiguille Du Moine, no wonder I was struggling!


am89 - Sep 27, 2005 9:44 pm

Route Climbed: Normal- up the the Tacul face Date Climbed: July 6th, 2005  Sucess!

We left early in the morning reached the summit from the Aiguille du Midi in under 2 hours, very windy on the shoulder. With no time to eat on the summit and a fierce storm coming from Italy we hurried back down. Reached Aiguille du Midi before 12 PM, lightning started shortly thereafter. First time climbing the Tacul, relatively easy, part of a preparation for the Mont Blanc.


TodoVertical - Sep 22, 2005 3:03 pm

Route Climbed: Normal (Guiding) Date Climbed: Some day of July 2005  Sucess!

Nice day !! It was 13 of us in the summit that day.


roadmountain - Aug 23, 2005 10:00 am

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 17 august  Sucess!

Easy route! But a very beautiful view!


mountaindog - Aug 18, 2005 5:12 pm

Route Climbed: Contamine Mazeud Date Climbed: August 2005  Sucess!

Nice mixed route.

ben jammin

ben jammin - Aug 11, 2005 8:57 am

Route Climbed: Chèré Couloir and Contamine Grisolle Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!



brade - Aug 8, 2005 1:19 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 12 July 2005  Sucess!

my first 4000m high mountain. Fog + snowing. Only me and my 2 partners on the top.


davis13 - Jul 26, 2005 3:12 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

Cut a 3 summit trip short and just topped out on Tucal. The guy with me was sick from the night before in the Col du Midi and we had been climbing for 3 days straight. The weather was coming in and we knew we were going to slow to do it in one push. Great sunrise coming down Tucal though.

carruthersneil - Jul 10, 2005 8:56 am

Route Climbed: North Couloir on NE Face Triangle Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

Good route


Cautious - Jun 24, 2005 9:43 am

Route Climbed: Normal and from Mont Maudit Date Climbed: Jul 91, Aug 97  Sucess!

Finished on Tacul having climbed Mont Blanc and Maudit.


johan - Apr 20, 2005 11:12 am

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: Sep 14 2002  Sucess!

Cold and windy but wonderful morning! No problems to reach the top ridge.


Carbo - Jan 21, 2005 9:37 pm

Date Climbed: June 1990  Sucess!

Climbed it in great weather, but too late in the day and made for postholing (taught me a lesson though)


noah - Oct 16, 2004 7:00 pm

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: late summer 02  Sucess!

took at lot longer than expected not happy with snow conditions on the return.


TodoVertical - Sep 1, 2004 12:54 pm

Route Climbed: Normal-Guiding Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

Climbed Tacul the day before summiting mont blanc. Perfect weather. Acclimatizacion for next day.

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