|Books:||1. Rébuffat: 716 hm from the Col du Midi, 2,5 - 3 h from the Aig. du Midi to the Mont Blanc du Tacul.|
2. Dumler: PD, till 40°, 3-4 h from the Aig. du Midi, 650 hm from the bergschrund, glacier tour, also as skitour possible.
|First Ascent:||8th of August 1855. One or several members of the Hudson-Kennedy party.|
|Ascent:||Rébuffat: "Leave the col proper on the right to go across to Mont Blanc du Tacul which is climbed up the main slope, at first diagonally. Then either directly or turning the serac barriers and the crevasses, if they are uncrossable, on the right, go up again diagonally to the shoulder formed by the almost horizontal section of the W Ridge. Go back left to reach the summit of Mont Blanc du Tacul (2 - 2 1/2 hrs depending on conditions)." (P. 57) |
Pay attention to the crevasses: Every time, I was at the Mont Blanc, I have seen helicopters rescueing a person who had fallen into a crevasse on this NW-flank route of the Mont Blanc du Tacul.
|Descent:||The same route as the ascent. 1 h.|