Mont Blanc Climber's Log

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Griffiths

Griffiths - Jul 17, 2007 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2007

Classic route via Gouter  Sucess!

summit in perfect weather - the other routes on the massif were still innaccessible

deungsan

deungsan - Jul 16, 2007 1:43 am Date Climbed: Jul 28, 1997

Nippy on top!  Sucess!

Gouter route in perfect weather.
Once back down, lots of French beer.

Digitis - Jul 12, 2007 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2005

Route from Aig du Midi  Sucess!

beautyful moment.. beautyful day

icypeak

icypeak - Jul 2, 2007 4:58 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007

From Gouter Hut  Sucess!

Started by taking the lift from Les Houches and hiked a couple of hours (because the train was not working!) to the Nid D'Aigle Hut, where we spent the night. Next day continued on to the Gouter Hut, which turned out to be the hardest part of the climb! The Gouter ridge was very icy in sections and fairly crowded, some people were crawling up on all 4's! My biggest worry was that one of these people would slip and nudge me off the ridge...but luckily, all I got was a few crampons in my helmet. After spending the night in the "luxurious" Gouter Hut we made the summit in 3 hours and 45 minutes because there was a beautiful trail leading all the way to a fantastic summit!!

J Fox

J Fox - Jun 26, 2007 11:39 am Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2004

Mont Blanc Traverse  Sucess!

We started out climbing from the Cosmiques hut at 2AM in a steady rain. Once we hit Mount Maudit the rain turned to snow and we had some seriously powerful winds buffeting us all the way to the summit. By the time we reached the summit the snow had reached blizzard proportions. But once we started descending the Gouter Ridge the sun came out and we had blue skies for the remained of the descent. This was a great mountaineering experience and a fine end to my 2004 trip to the Alps.

Nikman

Nikman - May 6, 2007 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2006

Goutier

We were driven back after the night from 10th to 11th of Sept. 2006 in Goutier-hut.
A thunderstorm raged all through the night bringing new snow.
We went down the next morning and will come back for sure :-)

KiNyA

KiNyA - Mar 26, 2007 9:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2005

The Classical Route  Sucess!

I was invited to Mt Blanc by my friend ... And I just couldn't reject his invitation :-)
He really chose the best days for the tour as we had very nice weather. No problems at all!

tphubbard

tphubbard - Jan 28, 2007 1:44 pm

Summer '99  Sucess!

An overnight climb from the Midi. Ate sardines at Col du Brenva. Summitted in dark at around 1.00 am. Lenticular cloud on top. Scary. Slept in stinky Vallot hut and left sardine tin in an annoying Frenchman's bag. Frostbit big toe. Climb in the evening and you will have the mountain to yourself!

cristakhe

cristakhe - Jan 9, 2007 11:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2006

Aiguille du Midi - Mt. Blanc du Tacul - Mont Maudit - Mont Blanc - Gonella Hut - Courmayeur  Sucess!

Very nice views on the entire route. To much people on the ascent. I recommand the italian clasic route (via Gonella).

Borsa - Nov 11, 2006 3:35 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2004

First 4000m peak  Sucess!

When I was 14 it was my first visit of a mountain higher 4000m. We used a normal route from Cham, over Aig. du Midi to the summit. I was there with my older experienced friend and it was my start point to the world of high mountains. Since this ascent I've been many times in the Alps.

lalpinist

lalpinist - Oct 16, 2006 5:50 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2000

La haute  Sucess!

Via Refuge du Gouter.

Roel - Sep 26, 2006 10:05 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2006

Route Climbed: Arête des Bosses  Sucess!

depuis refuge du Goûter (3h15)

Jay Power

Jay Power - Sep 11, 2006 8:28 am Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2006

Dome de Gouter  Sucess!

Left Tete Rousse hut at 7:30am (Swiss guides like to have a good nights sleep), cuppa at Gouter hut 9:30am, summited at 2pm ish. Weather perfect. Lay in sun for forty minutes at summit. Only 2 other people there. Fantastic.

Charles

Charles - Sep 10, 2006 6:04 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2006

Worth the effort  Sucess!

The normal route from the Refuge Aiguille de Gouter. Left the hut at 3.45a.m. and reached the summit at 7a.m.
The weather was perfect. As I came onto the summit I met the sun coming up from the other direction. Perfect!

schmid_th

schmid_th - Sep 4, 2006 2:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2005

Near to heaven!  Sucess!

One of my greatest tours! We made the traverse from Refuge Cosmique to Mont Blanc. Then we crossed to Mont Blanc de Courmayeur and after descending the Bosses ridge we also took Dome de Goûter. What a view! No higher mountain around!

aquariusz

aquariusz - Aug 27, 2006 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Succesful climb  Sucess!

We reached the peak from the normal route in clean but very windy weather ( 90 km/h ) . Finally both of us stood on the top of Alps absolutely alone for some minutes. Fantastic feeling.
:)

Lubos

Lubos - Aug 20, 2006 3:12 am Date Climbed: Aug 20, 1989

Classical route.  Sucess!

Nice scenic route but a lot of people. Reached the summit at 7 a.m. with blue sky and sun. Solo climb.

Zurbriggen

Zurbriggen - Aug 4, 2006 11:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2000

Route Climbed: Grand traverse  Sucess!

My first 4000m peak. My first climb actually. Did it with my brother and two friends.

Because we were very unexperienced the roundtrip from Plan de Midi to Nid d'Agille took 15 hours. Had to carry all our equipment (from a bivi on the col) over the summit.

An excellent but long route.

morceaux

morceaux - Jul 30, 2006 10:03 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2006

Via Gouter route  Sucess!

We started at 2 in the morning. The weather was excellent, no winds at all. Took us 5 hours to reach the summit. Had to cope with very big crowd. This was my very best mountaineering experience ever since.

julesblaidd

julesblaidd - Jul 29, 2006 1:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2006

Gouter route  Sucess!

At last... :-) it was my 3rd trying.

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