Mont Blanc Climber's Log

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jck

jck - May 4, 2005 11:05 am

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

Two times on the top.

2003:Solo.
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.

2004
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

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!

Fantastic!

Gripped

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

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

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

joel1973 - Oct 16, 2004 5:37 am

Route Climbed: Gouter Route Date Climbed: June 30 2003

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joel1973

joel1973 - Oct 16, 2004 5:36 am

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

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joel1973

joel1973 - Oct 16, 2004 5:35 am

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

No lifts were used.

jwuite

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

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

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

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.

andrea.it

andrea.it - 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!!

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