Ol and me end of 90's
Hike from valley; Les Contamines to Conscrits hut, to Durier hut via Aiguille de Berangere & Domes de Miage & on to Mont Blanc Summit via Aiguille de Bionnassay traverse to Dome du Gouter and descend via Gouter route to Tete Rousse hut and back to Chamonix. (16-19 Jul)
After 3 times with no success due to bad weather, the fourth time was absolute fantastic. Blue sky and good conditions. In 6 hours from Tete Rousse, we left at 4.30 to the summit and back to the Gouter to stay the night and leave next morning back to the Nid d'aguile.
Climbed with Brian Wilderspin. Did the Frendo the day before and slept at the Trident Hut. Alone on summit in perfect weather.
From Mt. Lachat with sleeping in a tent on Tete Rousse campsite.
Very good condition, except Grand Couloir where there were a lot of falling stones.
From Ref. Cosmique over MB Tacul and Mt. Maudit shoulder to the summit. Good wheather and conditions. Some blue ice on the steep ascent to Mt MAudit shoulder.
Descent to Ref. Cosmique and Aguille du Midi cable car.
By the gouter route, easy and nice, perfect weather! Only brayilian in all the 4 days on the mountains.
From cosmiques to MB, 5h.
On the way back on maudit
Classical, normal route across Aiguille de Gouter. Great snow conditions, nasty wind. We were all alone on the summit at that time !!
Climbed with Igi.
Guided climb with 11 friends, alpine start from Cosmiques and made it all the way. Deteriorating weather conditions at the top, I think we basically climbed on the last day of the regular season because weather was bad for the rest of the week.. Very tiring, especially on the way down!
Climbed in 2005. Nice climb. Photo's: see my website.
Gouter ridge, we wait for weather 2 days in barrack, at Gouter - above clouds - heavenly views, next - sleep ;) in Vallot, early morning ascent to summit and all day descent to le Houches
First ascent (solo) done on 18th of June in good weather. On the way down on the Col du Gouter I've two peaple who were about to go further up due to comming up weather breakdown and poor visibility on the Col... They decided to go to Vallot because were to tired to go to Refuge du Gouter. I've joined them just in case. Happened that the strom started and last for next 40 hours. After those to days of separation in Vallot rescue hut the weather came back. We were well prepared with food and rest of the gear and decided to go to the peak once again. The weater was even better form me this time. We did the peak and came down throgh Refuge du Gouter down to Chamonix.
Great time great people.
Thank you Mont Blanc. Ave
After the summit, on the way down.More Pictures of the Gouter route to MONT BLANC
2 days ascent by a phenomenal weather condition !
Cruised up the Gouter route in perfect conditions. Hopefully will make it back some day for a more interesting/challenging route.
Initially planned as a three persons effort, one got sick on the shoulder of Tacul (minor HACE) and we had to take her back to the Cosmiques hut. The other teammate stayed with her and I restarted alone. Slow progress and somewhat scary ice on the col du mont maudit, but finally summited at 11:20, completely alone.
Descent via the goûter, I barely caught the last TMB down after a 16h day.
A great day out.
Perfect weather , not too crowded either. Descended the same route.
After leaving my brother Gabriel in Geneve airport, in the way back to Chamonix, I decided to try Mont Blanc in "solo". I called the Gouter Hut to see if there was room and they confirmed there was. I arrived in the "nid d'aigle" at 2h30pm and reached Tete Rousse hut at 4pm and Gouter hut at 6pm on Aug. 20. Then departed for the adventure at 2h30am reaching summit at 6h30am with strong wind, cloudy and bloody cold. I was back in "nid d'aigle" train at 11h30am... A very thrilling experience, some tears in the summit and my 1rst Solo alpine climb.
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