It was a cold and very windy day. On the summit in the clouds, no view.
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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).
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.
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.
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:)
Traverse from Col du Midi with my brave 12 years old son.
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
"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."
Pinneberg, SH Germany
Web page: http://www.haupt1.de/
Date(s) summited: Tuesday, 31st August 2004, 10:30 AM MET
impressive to reach the summit
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.
Beautiful weather, great conditions. I started at 3:15am from Gouter and was 8.03 on the summit, where there were about 15 people.
It was windy but nice. There were no crowds of climbers. All in all it was a fairly good ascent.
Reached the summit in 6 hours from Refuge des Cosmiques. Cold windy day with some problems of visibility during the return
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.
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.
We tried twice. First time we could't find the route in first rock pieces in darkness and we came back to Ghilione Biv.
Next night we started at rock pieces in sunrise.
About 10 am we reached a top. Meetigg our firends who did Major route was nice surprise. After 16 years I remeber the cold on the summit and headache during never ending descend by traverse Mont Maudit and Mont Blanc du Tacul to Aig Du Midi.
Long climbing from the Cosmiques to the peak in a beatiful day. Fantastic view!
Reached the top just about seven in the presence of grand blue sky and barely a puff of wind or so it seemed. Have never been so thirsty in my life as I was on the descent. Could not get enough water on board.
Beautiful. My first touch with higher mountains. Thanks to good weather it was much easier(for my physical condition) than I had expected.