One of the most overcrowded summits

Mont Blanc, Bosses ridge.
Summit isn't really seen on this picture but you can imagine how many people could be on the top if only one route to there is so overcrowded as a supermarket before Christmas.


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badyl - Aug 5, 2007 5:39 am - Voted 10/10

don't know what to say

I didn't realise it is so crowded. I'm glad I've been there in September, perfect day and only about 30 people reached the summit on that day, it was nice.
I've heard they want to put toilets on the summit:/


julesblaidd - Aug 13, 2007 1:23 am - Hasn't voted

Re: don't know what to say

It was overcrowded. We had to stand in a queue close to the top. If you see the summit region on this picture you can realize a lot of people there.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Aug 5, 2007 6:12 am - Voted 10/10

Reminds me

of when I climbed Mount Fuji back in 1972. But then that is considered a religious pilgrimage by the Japanese.
Actually, the French have even been considering making quotas for how many could climb Mont Blanc (the idea was rejected for the present).


julesblaidd - Aug 13, 2007 1:31 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Reminds me

Yes, I heard about the restriction-plans. Maybe it was bad idea to reject them because this mountain is too popular and the crowd is very dangerous. You could hear about the arrant Grand-Couloir. There are many accidents because the people blocks each other and cannot go through enough fast and the falling stones hit them like on a bowling court. So it's a nightmare.
Anyway the mountain is beautiful and I love it but next time I try it on another route not on French-normal.


dmiki - Aug 5, 2007 7:00 am - Voted 10/10

When was this?

July 2006?


julesblaidd - Aug 13, 2007 1:31 am - Hasn't voted

Re: When was this?

Yes. Were you there that time ?

franza mosco

franza mosco - Aug 5, 2007 7:58 am - Voted 10/10




julesblaidd - Aug 13, 2007 1:31 am - Hasn't voted

Re: :-O

Thank you very much !

Rick B

Rick B - Sep 20, 2007 2:25 pm - Voted 10/10


The whole summitpost membership on a collective day out, or what? :-))


julesblaidd - Sep 24, 2007 3:43 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Busy!

I think they were more people... :-) I felt myself like in a crowded supermarket. :-)
Poor Mont Blanc.


mtnman455 - Sep 26, 2007 2:09 am - Voted 10/10

Poor Mont Blanc Indeed

wow, they need some restrictions on that thing or build a two lane road. Never seen anything like it. The closest is this. I give it a 1/10 for the amount of desire I have to climb that route, but a 10/10 for capturing the moment.


julesblaidd - Sep 26, 2007 2:32 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Poor Mont Blanc Indeed

Thanks. I know the quality is not the best.


jck - Nov 8, 2007 6:05 am - Voted 10/10

Come on...

...that's horrible. I've climbed Mont Blanc two times by that route (2003 and 2004) in high season but there weren't so many climbers. The best thing I did was climbing the summit in the afternoon (about 2 p.m.)- nobody on the summit, the snow was't soft despite good weather.
You make me scared by this photo...
Anyway- very well captured!



julesblaidd - Nov 9, 2007 6:14 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Come on...

Thanks ! I was on Mont Blanc in 2005 too and there were less people but the weather was bad.


Lubos - Dec 21, 2007 3:18 am - Hasn't voted

those people

I guess, times changed, I was there in 1992


julesblaidd - Dec 23, 2007 6:07 am - Hasn't voted

Re: those people

You can bet it was changed since that. But it was totally different in 2005 too when I first time visited Mont Blanc.

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