Mont Blanc Climber's Log

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Gripped - Mar 15, 2005 2:50 pm

Route Climbed: Gouter Ridge Date Climbed: Aug 04  Sucess!

A long day from the Tete Rouse and back. Solo.

Thomas Gurviez

Thomas Gurviez - Feb 7, 2005 4:10 am

Route Climbed: normal route through dôme du goûter Date Climbed: july 2001  Sucess!

route too crowdy too be interesting, crossing the Aiguille du Goûter couloir is very dangerous


JanG - Nov 19, 2004 9:16 pm

Route Climbed: Aiguille du Midi to the Three M (MtBlanc du Tacul to Mt Maudit to Mt Blanc) Date Climbed: July 6, 1998  Sucess!

Reached the summit (after 9 hours climb) from the Refuge des Cosmiques in the company of a very close friend. Fortunately we were able to complete the climb despite our exhaustion (we had little time for acclimatization; more details provided in Trip Report). I cried like a baby from the emotions of having reached the summit without mishaps (my age was 52 at the time).


noah - Oct 19, 2004 2:51 am

Route Climbed: Various Date Climbed: 2002-2004

Three attempts, only one really serious bad conditions each time, maybe next time.....


joel1973 - Oct 16, 2004 5:37 am

Route Climbed: Gouter Route Date Climbed: June 30 2003



joel1973 - Oct 16, 2004 5:36 am

Route Climbed: Three Mount Blanc Date Climbed: Sep 4 2003  Sucess!



joel1973 - Oct 16, 2004 5:35 am

Route Climbed: Gouter Route Date Climbed: June 11 2004  Sucess!

No lifts were used.


jwuite - Oct 15, 2004 12:27 pm

Route Climbed: Grande Traverse - Gouter-MtBlanc-MtMaudit-MtBlanc du Tacul-Aguille du Midi Date Climbed: August 15 - 1996  Sucess!

Beautiful climb!


banfis - Oct 5, 2004 2:05 am

Route Climbed: Normal route Date Climbed: 07/08/93  Sucess!

This was my 1st peak in the Alps.

Holmer Roelvink - Oct 3, 2004 5:07 pm

Route Climbed: Gouter Date Climbed: 21 august 2004  Sucess!

After a week of unstable weather (wind and rain) we left Chamonix on fri. 20th August. Arrived at 14:00 in Gouter hut. Very cold that night (-20C), but we left the hut at 2:45 towards the top. Snow and wind made the route not crowded at all, only 20-25 climbers seen on route. Many stayed in the Gouter ridge. At 8:15 we reached the top in bad weather: hard wind and snow. After 15 minutes we had to go down. Without our guide we would be lost, the track was totally covered with fresh snow. Picked up a couple of people during the descent. Back in Chamonix valley at 16:00.

Next year again, hopefully with blue sky to enjoy the view.

Miguel Angel Perez

Miguel Angel Perez - Oct 3, 2004 12:44 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2004

Route Climbed: Three Mont Blancs - Aiguille du Midi-Tacul-Mauduit (Solo) Date Climbed: Sept. 17, 2004

Started in free-solo from campsite at Col du Midi at 12:30 am. A lot of powder snow all the way up (up to my knees) that made it a very slow and bothering ascent. For each two steps upward, went down one step. Close to Mont Maudit Col decided to turn around aswell as many other people. It was a perfect weather day but it had been snowing for 3 days before that. It was a wonderful and beautiful experience. Not a lot of people (max 15) that day on that route, because of the snow conditions, so it was nice!

(Hello to my good friend Torben from Danmark that went all the way up and down with me in free-solo aswell!)

I'll be back one day !!!


phillinley - Sep 24, 2004 12:44 am

Route Climbed: Dome Du Gouter Date Climbed: July 9, 2004

Picked the wrong day to try and summit. First nice day in a week so every joe with an ice axe was climbing that day. This is the last time I try it via the Dome Du Gouter as there are too many people who don't know a thing about climbing going up there and causing accidents.

Christoph De Windt

Christoph De Windt - Sep 11, 2004 4:44 pm

Route Climbed: Grands Mulets Date Climbed: Aug 2004  Sucess!

I didn't expect that it would be that easy to get on the highest summit of the Alps. It was for me a must been done summit, but know I think that the name of this mountain isn't more than the most famoust peak of the Alps. It was a nice and relative easy climb, I had a clear sky maybe that was my luck. I'll never will go back there cause the mountain is to crowdy and commercial. But I'm glade I have it on my palmares.


flearreta - Sep 8, 2004 12:23 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse of Mont Blanc (via Tacul-Maudit) Date Climbed: August 16, 2004  Sucess!

Camped on Col du Midi the day before. Climbed the Arête des Cosmiques on the Midi in the afternoon, went back down to campsite, have somtething to eat, rested a little and and initiated climb at 2AM. When crowded bottlenecks can be found at the Tacul face below the seracs' passes and in the rimaye of Mont Maudit before reaching the summit ridge. Very frigid wind when we arrived to Col de la Brenva, accompanied us all the way up to Mont Blanc's summit. Most people that go up this way descend via Gouter route. We had to return to pick up our tent. 6 hrs. to the summit, 5 hrs. back to Col du Midi.

Andy Kennedy

Andy Kennedy - Aug 17, 2004 7:26 am

Route Climbed: Gouter Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

We camped on the ridge of the Aiguille du Gouter and left the tent a little after midnight to ensure a head start on the hoards from the hut.

The climb up the dome du Gouter was a horrid slog but on reching the top we were bathed in moonlight and the whole route stretched out before us and there were only another two climbers in sight.

Pressing on over the bosses was difficult as tiredness began to set in and the final summit ridge felt never ending.

We summited at about 5am in the morning as the first rays of the sun were lighting the eastern horizion making revealing the shadowy peaks of the Valais. We paused for a while on the summit but the bitter cold meant we soon started down. We passed many parties on our descent but were pleased that we had the summit to ourselves without the crowds.

mthoelke - Aug 13, 2004 9:05 am

Route Climbed: Gouter Date Climbed: 11 July 2003  Sucess!

A snow plod, but great weather, fantastic views. - Aug 3, 2004 3:09 pm

Route Climbed: Italian normal route Date Climbed: 02\08\2004  Sucess!

Beautiful ascent began in a night of full moon.From Gonella hut accros the summit and down to Cosmique hut:17 hours!!

Jose Ignacio - Aug 1, 2004 9:17 am

Route Climbed: Three Mont Blanc route Date Climbed: July 28th 2004  Sucess!

It was hard but worthy. Very nice weather, a bit cold in the summit.


joel2lounge - Jul 25, 2004 12:37 pm

Route Climbed: Gouter Date Climbed: November 2001  Sucess!

Winter conditions, no lifts open. hiked full vert. Aiguille du Gouter played out as very mixed, crampons and tools. Very cold summit.


dankras - May 24, 2004 2:34 am

Route Climbed: Via Mont Blanc de Tacul and Mont Maudit Date Climbed: September 16, 2003  Sucess!

Good but blistery day.

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