Ascent of Mont Blanc on 2015-08-02

Climber: Sascha Grabow

Others in Party:Solo-Climb
Date:Sunday, August 2, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hitchhiking
Peak:Mont Blanc
    Elevation:15781 ft / 4810 m

Ascent Trip Report

start from Chamonix to Les Houches, then trail up. beware, at 3815m Goûter's Hut they charge 130€ for the night's sleep. there was blank ice crossing before the final ridge. I saw climbers falling, hitting their head. it is possible to pass around it to the left going up, but one has to be very careful not to get onto the overhang of the glacier. take enough water as it can be hot in the sun, and the snow won't melt fast enough in your mouth.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:12379 ft / 3773 m
    Total Elevation Loss:12379 ft / 3773 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Mud/Swamp, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Rock Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Weather:Snowing, Hot, Calm, White-out
on the way up the wall, the last 100m to the hut was snow storm with almost zero visibility. next mo
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:12379 ft / 3773 m
    Route:Chamonix to Summit, also St-Gervais-les-Bains 2
    Start Trailhead:Chamonix  3402 ft / 1036 m
    Time:2 Days 3 Hours 23 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:12379 ft / 3773 m
    Route:Summit to Chamonix
    End Trailhead:Chamonix  3402 ft / 1036 m
    Time:19 Hours 32 Minutes

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