Ascent of Aiguille du Gouter on 2015-07-14

Climber: Caj Svensson

Others in Party:Eva
Date:Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Aiguille du Gouter
    Elevation:12674 ft / 3863 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed a nice track to the old Goûter hut where we took off crampons and then down climbed a steep trail along the Grand Couloir. Saw a big rock fall from the trail. When time for our passage of the couloir, we walked fast across, but in the middle, a new rock fall occurred and we stopped very shortly, the let the rocks pass just around us, before almost running across the last part, to safety. Very scary, luckily no one was hit.
Packed the rope and hiked to the Tête Rousse hut for lunch. Hiked further down to the Nid d'Aigle train station for travel down the mountain. We made a hotel reservation in Saint Gervais while we waited for train to depart. Kris left the train at Bellevue to get the ski lift to Les Houches and back home. Per and us went to Saint Gervais to find the hotel. We checked in and had a beer when Per went to get the car. We got our stuff and Per left. Shower and unpack and later dinner with steak. A great firework to celebrate the 14th of July, before dying at 10:30.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:738 ft / 224 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7077 ft / 2156 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.9 mi / 7.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground, Snow Climb, Glacier Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Ski Poles, Guide
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:33 ft / 10 m
    Loss on way in:1480 ft / 451 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:The Goûter Mont Blanc trail
    Start Trailhead:Dôme the Goûter  14121 ft / 4304 m
    Time:50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:5597 ft / 1705 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4892 ft / 1492 m; Extra: 705 ft / 214m
    Gain on way out:705 ft / 214 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Goûter trail
    End Trailhead:Nid d'Aigle train station  7782 ft / 2371 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2015 Alps (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Aiguille de la Bérangère2015-07-13 18369 ft / 2551 m
2Dome de Miage2015-07-13 22212 ft / 674 m
3Aiguille de Bionassay2015-07-14 12293 ft / 699 m
4Dôme du Goûter2015-07-14 21365 ft / 416 m
5Aiguille du Gouter2015-07-14 3738 ft / 225 m
Total Trip Gain: 14977 ft / 4565 m    Total Trip Loss: 11001 ft / 3353 m

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