Mont Blanc Climber's Log

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eza - Aug 1, 2005 9:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2005

Route Climbed: Bosses Ridge Date Climbed: 22 July 2005  Sucess!

An unforgettable experience, in spite of the dangerous crossing of the Couloir de Goûter. If I made it to the top, it was thanks to my guide and rope partner Carlos.

Rafa Bartolome

Rafa Bartolome - Jul 31, 2005 4:49 pm

Route Climbed: Bosses ridge Date Climbed: 22th july 2005  Sucess!

A dream come true! in the summit of Mont Blanc over the Europe in a nice day with full moon and clear sky!

Unforgitable visit to the Alps, a paradise for the mountaineers.

I'm desolated for the 2 mountaineers of Catalunya die in Courmayer's route in these days. R.I.P.

Attic Tony

Attic Tony - Jul 28, 2005 2:22 pm

Route Climbed: Three Monts Date Climbed: 17th July 2005  Sucess!

Unable to get to the Refuge des Cosmiques the previous evening, as the cablecar was closed due to high winds.

Instead took the first morning cablecar up to the Aiguille du Midi (about 6.30am) and headed straight up, arriving at the summit at about 1pm.

A very enjoyable climb, and having the summit to ourselves made it even more special. There were fantastic views too, really felt on top of the world!

It was my first visit to the Alps, but I'll definitely be back.


LS - Jul 17, 2005 2:17 am

Route Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 22 Aug 2000  Sucess!

See my trip report and pictures here:


althegreek - Jul 12, 2005 6:24 pm

Route Climbed: gouter Date Climbed: august 2004  Sucess!

waited out a 3 day storm. made the summit, solo, in a few hours from gouter refuge. beautiful views. crowded mountain.


carltaylor - Jul 11, 2005 7:03 am

Route Climbed: Gouter route Date Climbed: July 5th 2005  Sucess!

climbed normal route from Nid d Aigle to discover that a storm was due in the night, decided to head directly for Summit.

Summited at 8.00pm in high winds but perfect views from the top, back to Gouter hut by 10.30

climbed with brother Shaun Taylor and Ricardo Montiel from Granada, Spain who we met on the route


bbirtle - Jul 7, 2005 12:40 pm

Route Climbed: Grand Mulets Date Climbed: May 20, 2005  Sucess!

Crazy people waking up at 2 AM, leaving the hut at 3. Absolutely unnecessary to get up that early. We got up at 4, left at 5, summit and wonderful ski down with plenty of time to spare. Quite long route, but mostly uneventuful and nontechnical. Some approach issues over the Junction including one dicy crevass crossing requiring a belay. Almost everybody suffering from altitute, myself included even after an entire winter of climbing 1-2 4000m peaks/week!


jck - May 4, 2005 11:05 am

Route Climbed: Gouter Date Climbed: 17 July 2003, 31 July 2004  Sucess!

Two times on the top.

My first alpine mountain.During the day of reaching Gouter Hut the weather was not very good and in the evening there was a snowstorm.But suprisingly next day weather was very good,clouds were in the valleys and all the higher peaks was peaking above them-great.I started climbing pretty late(about 5 am),spent some time in Vallot so I reached summit about 11:15. That day I descended to Nid d'Aigle.

We started early in the morning from Tete Rousse and reached Gouter Hut about 10 am,then decided to climb the summit(we planned to reached it next day).I reached the summit about 14:30,my friends 30 minutes later.It was very nice to be on the summit on my own(remembering the crowds in 2003) so when my friends came we spent some time on the top and slowly descended to Gouter where we spent a night.


Zhenya77 - Apr 5, 2005 8:14 pm

Route Climbed: Grands Mulets, Normal Date Climbed: March 22, 2004

From the middle cable car station we tried to make our way through the thick snow. Unfortunatly, the weather was not kind to us. It was snowing for three days continuously which is every skier dream, but quite a disaster for the mountaineering. We had to turn around. After all, I should admit that It was quite a pleasant skiing in Grand Modes (Chamonix)

Grigna - Mar 23, 2005 3:56 am

Route Climbed: from Refige de Cosmiques Date Climbed: 04.07.2004  Sucess!

With my friends Roby, Pero and Crippa I reached the summit of Mont Blanc along the way from Refuge de Cosmiques.

For me, it's the best easy way for the top of Mont Blanc!



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.

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