Mont Blanc Climber's Log

Viewing: 1-20 of 300

mreiter1 - Dec 11, 2011 1:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2007

Success Solo  Sucess!

Aiguille du Goûter


PUCHMAN - Nov 25, 2011 11:05 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2009

exelent weather nice viev  Sucess!

Ascent via The Three-Mont-Blanc route (Cosmiques), descent the same route.

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Nov 16, 2011 5:23 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2004

Gouter Route  Sucess!

A great peak!!!


goodwilson - Nov 12, 2011 2:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2011

Gouter Route  Sucess!

good weather, complete within 2 days


Rafal - Nov 11, 2011 4:26 am Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2011

Solo traverse  Sucess!

Awesome weather!!
Ascent via The Three-Mont-Blanc route (Cosmiques), descent through The Gouter route.


hunterslee - Oct 23, 2011 12:56 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2010

Great View Up There  Sucess!

Climbed the normal route, stayed at the Goutier hut...would like to go back and climb a more technical line next time.


mills - Oct 10, 2011 3:59 pm

fun mountain  Sucess!

weather was warm so we could not climb the kuffner/fronteer ridge, we decided on the spur of a moment to ascend mont blanc by the normal toute (goutier) stared off at 3.30am and summited at 7.30am, glorious sunrise and had the summit to ourselves, tedious walk down to the goutier, had a beer then headed back to chamonix.


darien17 - Sep 26, 2011 4:38 am Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2011

Great climb   Sucess!

Normal route from Tette Rouse to the summit we have few days bad weather so we had to stay in Chamonix,after a storm up the mountain was very stong wind but we decided to go up.Started from Les Houches with cable car then with train only 200 metter up.We started our hike to the Tette Rouse hut,it was cold day aroud -3 at 2000m high we had snow all the time on path.Also on grand couloir and on all rocks was deep snow and ice.We started at 2am from Refuge du Goûter to the top,we was on top of Mont Blanc at rgoue 6am beautiful day but very very cold with high winds, it was -30 with high winds 65 km/h


Flattlander - Sep 21, 2011 4:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011

Gouter Route  Sucess!

Great weather. Chamonix kicks ass.


geeman - Sep 11, 2011 5:36 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2011

A lucky climb  Sucess!

Climbed via the Gouter route.
Hiked to the Gouter refuge in poor windy weather,betting on an improvement during the night (forecast was for the weather to clear up but for the wind to remay strong at 4000m)
At 9pm, the wind died down...Great night sky when we started the climb a 3am. Great sunny day all along, no wind. Reached the summit at 6.30am, no crowd, just my buddy and I.


dmiki - Sep 2, 2011 10:47 am Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2011

2nd unsuccessful attempt

Day 1: Hiked up to Tete Rousse from Les Houches through the lovely forest and the soon to become standard trail they are currently securing. Still had enough time to go up to Gouter but opinion was divided about the Grand Couloir.

Day 2: Set out at 2 after a restless night and minor acclimatisation issues. The couloir had been unstable throughout the night and was also tricky when we tried to cross. Reached the new Gouter hut at dawn. Lost some gloves while fixing a loose crampon on Dome du Gouter (had spares luckily). Turned back at Vallot around 8 o'clock due to the ~50 km winds and fatigue. (Many people summited but quite a few people turned back.) 2 Spaniards had a near-fatal fall on the loose rocks below Gouter on the Bionassay side. The couloir was again in full motion, but at least we could see what we were up against. Hiked down to Les Houches the same day and did some very enjoyable ferratas in the following days.


Jake - Aug 30, 2011 6:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2011

Strong winds  Sucess!

My climbing partner Marcin and I reached the summit of the Mont Blanc at 8:42am on the 26th of August. We found the small Swedish flag on the summit. The wind was very strong (60km/h) and we didn't see anyone else from the Vallot refuge on this day except two Czech climbers who turned back before the final ridge. Our calculation of the chill factor was -35 Celsius degrees.

We came via Italian Normal Route and this was the best climb in my life even despite the really strong wind and clouds. We were the last people descending towards Gouter Refuge on that day leaving the dark clouds behind us. The descent via Grand Colouir was scary and stressful among the flying stones reaching the size of the large backpack. We have used the tram from the Nid d'Aigle to get to the Les Houches on the same day.

I would recommend The Italian Normal Route to everyone - it's a beautiful, classic Alpine route with the elements of rock and ice climbing, glacier crossing (event that negotiating the Glacier du Dome in the darkness was quite tricky) and good exposure factor. The Gonella Hut is the most pleasant place to stay in this part of the Alps and the owner (David) was really friendly and professional. The greatest days out on the hills so far!


skotty - Aug 18, 2011 11:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2011

An epic traverse  Sucess!

An epic traverse


NKING100 - Aug 18, 2011 9:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1993

Traverse   Sucess!

From Vallot hut to Dome du Gouter via and Bosse ridge. then Mont Maudit and Mont Blanc du Tacul and down

starybaran - Aug 14, 2011 12:53 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2011

gouter  Sucess!

Les Houches-summit-les houches cca 30 hours. Beautiful walk and "climb", only the number of the people makes impression less interesting.

ferbat - Aug 12, 2011 5:05 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

Mont Blanc  Sucess!

Impressive sun rise. I got it second attempt


johan - Jul 31, 2011 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2011

3rd time high!  Sucess!

With a luck in the weather (snowed and was cloudy hours before the summit attempt from Gouter) we managed to summit under perfect weather conditions. Quite a lot of snow for being in the end of July (recent snow) which made the Grand Couloir just perfect to climb (crampons a must).


atavist - Jul 25, 2011 3:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2011

Salvation  Sucess!

One week in the alps with nary a day under the sun. Managed to get on top of the big white mountain. Spent a day at tete rousse waiting out a fresh dump. Only passed about 5 people in all on summit day. Definitely encountered more mountain goats than people!


domipost - Jun 25, 2011 1:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2010

Gouter route  Sucess!

Nice climb after an unsuccesful first attempt the day before. Third group on the summit, so not yet too crowded :)


IvanBraunDK - May 12, 2011 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2010

Traverse from Gouter and down Tree monts  Sucess!

Hard day at the office

At sunraise was visiblity down to less than 1m - then the storm came and everything was clear, crystal freezing clear.

We meet a lot of teams heading down while still heading up - they all said "impossible" - but we felt strong and continued.

Perfect windy summit - perfect view - only one other team on the summit with us.

Down to cosmique hutte for steaming meal :)

Perfect long day with James & Edward

Viewing: 1-20 of 300
Return to 'Mont Blanc' main page