Petite Aiguille Verte Climber's Log

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KRZYS - Aug 5, 2010 12:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010

Intro - NW face  Sucess!

Pretty introdution to Mont Blanc Massif holiday. Good aclimatisation ascent. Bad weather - moments of snowing, lot of clouds. This face is a nice alternative to often crowed ridge - you avoid waiting for teams toiling over ridge being. There was a short moment of fine ice field (late summer - however easy to walk around if you want). Good protection in upper part. We did 3 rappels in the descent.


georgen - Jul 25, 2010 8:35 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

Climbed NW ridge  Sucess!

Nice little route.


JanG - Jul 14, 2010 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

A nice peak in close proximity  Sucess!

On the first day climbing in Chamonix, on the way to the Refuge d' Argentiere, we spent a couple of hours on this delightful little summit. The snow was quite soft, ideal for training before more challenging terrain. Highly recommended!


Simnel - Mar 3, 2010 4:14 pm

Normal route  Sucess!

Very large bergschrund and lots of ice...2003 was a bad year in the alps due to the heat wave so what was ment to be an 'easy' day out was not! As mountaineering should be! Great climb and wonderful abseil descents to race back to catch the very last cable car down for the season. We made it just in time.


hasemann - Sep 16, 2009 11:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2009

NW Ridge  Sucess!

Followed the NW ridge to the summit in perfect weather. It was a beautiful route and we were almost the only people there despite the time of year.


pablo - Aug 25, 2009 3:18 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2009

Route Climbed: Normal

Florence and I attempted this climb as an end to our holidays in Chamonix. The icy/delicate conditions of the approach and late departure make as decide to go back just 1 pitch from the summit. Descent was great and we could take the train down. Excellent experience anyhow. Florence passed successfully her alpine initiation phase. Alpinism implies as well to know when is needed to drop the ascent. We will try again for sure.


barrys - Aug 8, 2009 9:35 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2007

north face

Last day of 3 days tuition with a guide, in thick cloud with a strong wind. I was absolutely terrified. We made it over the rimaye, up the face and onto the summit ridge but couldn't see more than a few meters, we were probably only metres from the summit but I didn't even care, I just wanted to get back down!! Which we did by the normal route. My girlfriend wanted to continue to the summit which shames me I guess!!


AndrewSmyth - Feb 23, 2009 2:14 am

White-out  Sucess!

Climbed it 3 days after a disasterous day in the Alps in a whiteout. Was still recovering from a previous ordeal so was a bit slow. Took the left hand route which is rated PD+ but conditions were pretty poor and snow was very unstable.


Charles - Aug 21, 2008 11:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 1985

A long time agao  Sucess!

Or then abouts!


klwagar - Aug 8, 2008 12:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2008

cold and windy  Sucess!

Not very crowded due to the conditions. But a really fun climb


Leendertschwab - May 2, 2008 7:00 am

ridge  Sucess!

We went up the glacier and followed the rock ridge on the right to the summit.


icypeak - Jun 25, 2007 8:22 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2007

NW Ridge  Sucess!

Really nice mixed climb. Had the mountain to ourselves first thing in the morning but soon the crowds arrived, which made going back down the ridge a wee bit challenging with the crowds making their way up. In all, we took less than 3 hours at a very easy pace.


climbxclimb - Apr 11, 2007 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2006

Good short climb  Sucess!

Climbed the ice/snow face up to the summit


Lortnoc - Apr 10, 2007 3:30 pm Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2007

Good fun  Sucess!

Climbed the NE-ridge and back down via the normal route. Varied and fun climb, everything is in there: bergschrund, steep firn, rock climbing, rapelling etc. Excellent conditions.


tphubbard - Jan 28, 2007 3:47 pm

A pleasant bimble!  Sucess!

Very pleasant little wander.


Bart - Nov 6, 2006 8:35 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2006

Great intro to mixed climbing.  Sucess!

Climbed the normal route in the very hot july month. After a quite steep climb up the face we came to the ridge which we climbed with crampons on most of the way. Great fun and good practice, especially with our guide shouting at us to go faster constantly, really keeps you focused! Highly recommended.


Gripped - Sep 15, 2006 2:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2006

NW Ridge  Sucess!

Fun after a fresh dump of snow. Up the ridge and down the face with a novice. A good place to practise skills, moving together, down climbing, releasable axe abesils, crevasse rescue and so on.

simo - Mar 27, 2006 3:54 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2006

Route Climbed: NW ridge  Sucess!

Wonderful ridge with very much snow and funny climbing

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philippe bridgeman - Nov 29, 2005 7:35 am

Route Climbed: North West Ridge Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

Nice easy short route with a variety of skills used. The French guides kept removing every ones gear which made the route a little more interesting.


am89 - Oct 10, 2005 10:19 pm

Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: July 5th, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed the Petit Aiguille as part of training for the Mont Blanc- took the usual way down the Point de Vue piste until Lognan. First time hiking on a glacier.

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