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pablo

pablo - Jul 28, 2006 6:47 am

Re: Imnominata Arete

bien hecho !
Saludos Pablo& Gabi

Valtho

Valtho - Jun 14, 2006 8:14 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2006

Mont Blanc on ski

We left at 2.00 o'clock in the morning the refuge Grand Mulets at 3.100m and tried to climb the Mont Blanc via the "new" Grand Mulets route on skies as the snow conditions in June were still perfect. The old Grand Mulets route passed below the dangerous crevasses so that you were exposed to the ice fall quite a long time when going up, but on this new route, they nowadays advise, you pass the crevasses from above so that you are not exposed at all. However this route is steeper and we had to put our crampons on half way because the ridge became to icy as well. The nice thing of this route is that you are straight above Chamonix and that the lights in the Valley and even towards Geneva are great and that it is a quiet route as well! We were only with 8 persons when we left the Grand Mulets refuge and we did not see any other person that day at all.
Unfortunately for us it was -10c with a strong northerly wind of approximately 50km/h and that in combination of being exposed to the wind for a few hours on the steep ridge, we were almost frozen when we arrived at the Vallot bivouac at 4.263m after 5 hours climbing. After an hour trying to get warm again we decided to ski down the Mont Blanc all the way back to the Plan de l' Aquille which took us 1 hour including a long break. It is a pity that we could not make it to the summit, especially if you ski down from the Vallot bivouac and you are out of the wind and look back to the Mont Blanc which is under a perfect blue sky with no signs of strong cold winds at all.......

julesblaidd

julesblaidd - May 17, 2006 11:07 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2005

French normal

Because bad weather and lack of time we didn't reach the summit.

pvangeenen

pvangeenen - May 7, 2006 9:59 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 1996

Route 3 mont blanc route and retour.  Sucess!

It was for me the first + 4000mtr climb so it was very special, we did one week of training in the ecrin and vanoise with a climb to the Mont Pourri. After that we wend for a week climb in the Mont Blanc Massive with a guide from Peisey Nancroix to do different climbs there including Mont Blanc over the shoulder of MB du Tacul and the shoulder of Mont Maudit. We went up to the refuge des Cosmic and decided to climb the next day Mont Blanc because of the perfect weather. Next day we left at 2 am in cold but calm weather to reach the summit at 7:30. It was a long and nice route, the same way back was not very pleasing but had to do with the program.

Jeroen Vels

Jeroen Vels - Mar 28, 2006 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2004

Trois Mont Route  Sucess!

It was a cold and very windy day. On the summit in the clouds, no view.
See also my website HERE.

turistoalpinista

turistoalpinista - Mar 13, 2006 9:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2005

Gouter route,7/2005,perfect weather...  Sucess!

Just wonderfull...

hansw

hansw - Mar 10, 2006 9:57 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 1992

Gouter Route  Sucess!

Going the normal route we slept the first night at the Tete Rouse hut and the second at the Gouter hut. Exposed situation with stones coming down the 'le Grand Couloir'. Arrived at the summit seven o’clock after a long, cold and early morning. Good feeling to stand on the top of Europe. A very long way down, (August 18, 1992).

Trabalon

Trabalon - Feb 28, 2006 4:45 pm

Gouter Route  Sucess!

After we tried to climb Mont Blanc for Grands Mulets route in april, finally we reached the summit for Gouter route in august.
A dream!! Quite easy this route compair of the other.

Liga

Liga - Feb 28, 2006 8:15 am

Route Climbed: Dôme du Goûter Date Climbed: 21 June, 2005  Sucess!

An easy climb, although the section below Gouter hut is not pleasant because of too many people climbing this route and trying to throw rocks on your head. Together with two friends we summited in less than three hours from Gouter hut. We were lucky with the weather, views were awesome.

aquariusz

aquariusz - Feb 14, 2006 1:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2005

Unfinished business

I intended to get on the top of Alps but unfortunately I had to turn back form around 4500 meters due to bad weather conditions. I doN't care... it will work neyxt time:)

EQUUS

EQUUS - Feb 14, 2006 1:35 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2005

My 2nd ascend on Mont Blanc  Sucess!

Traverse from Col du Midi with my brave 12 years old son.

kabernicola

kabernicola - Feb 1, 2006 6:58 am

Route Climbed: Brenva Spur Date Climbed: July 1985  Sucess!

My first climb in Alps. We did it without rope. It was a reckless act!!. Anyway it was awesome to be there in the place were the alpinisme born

ahaupt

ahaupt - Jan 30, 2006 6:44 pm

Route Climbed: Grande Traverse/Three Monts Route Date Climbed: Tuesday, 31st August 2004, 10:30 AM MET  Sucess!

"Via Grande Traverse/Three Monts Route (Aig. du Midi, Tacul, Maudit, Summit, Gouter, Tete Rousse). A perfect panorama and a very beautiful route. Conditions ok. Summit weather -7 °C, 70 km/h wind max but sunny. Thanks again to the very good and nice mountain guide Olivier Dufour from the Compagnie des Guides Saint-Gervais."



Alexander Haupt

Pinneberg, SH Germany

Web page: http://www.haupt1.de/

Date(s) summited: Tuesday, 31st August 2004, 10:30 AM MET

Bas Visscher

Bas Visscher - Jan 24, 2006 1:41 pm

Route Climbed: bosses ridge Date Climbed: july 2003  Sucess!

impressive to reach the summit

connect

connect - Jan 23, 2006 5:15 am

Route Climbed: from Gonella Hut - Italian Normal route Date Climbed: july 1990  Sucess!

Quite long ascent but certainly less crowded than Gouter route.

The Dome glacier could be tracherous, I was alone and I didn't enjoy to cross it.

mass

gbajson

gbajson - Dec 25, 2005 6:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2005

Route Climbed: Gouter Date Climbed: 15 July 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful weather, great conditions. I started at 3:15am from Gouter and was 8.03 on the summit, where there were about 15 people.

Photos: http://galerie.bajson.com/MtBlanc2005

taikavuorimies - Dec 23, 2005 4:11 am

Route Climbed: Gouter route Date Climbed: 04 August 2005  Sucess!

It was windy but nice. There were no crowds of climbers. All in all it was a fairly good ascent.

simo - Dec 12, 2005 3:02 pm

Route Climbed: Aiguille du Midi-Tacul-Maudit-Mont Blanc Date Climbed: 13 august 2005  Sucess!

Reached the summit in 6 hours from Refuge des Cosmiques. Cold windy day with some problems of visibility during the return

alexclimb

alexclimb - Nov 20, 2005 12:31 pm

Route Climbed: Aig du Midi Date Climbed: 19 September, 2005  Sucess!

Reached the Summit with four friends in quite windy but excellent weather with a perfect visibility. Nice trip, beautiful mountain. Because of the health problems of one participant it took a bit too much time for all of us to do the Summit - 12 hours from Cosmique, but we did it anyway and had a pleasure to feast our eyes upon the sunset.

KRZYS

KRZYS - Nov 8, 2005 12:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2005

From Col du Midi  Sucess!

I was 12 years old. Something amazing and impossible for me that time. One from the most beautiful days... Meeting and 'flying' with avalanche in descent on M.Maudit - another unique experience in quiet young age.

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