SKAGIT ALPINISM

Supercouloir Solo

May 2nd, 2010

Last Wednesday afternoon I took a late cabin up the Aiguille du Midi telepherique for an attempt on Supercouloir the following day (April 27). Supercouloir is an 800 meter ice gully route on the east face of Mont Blanc du Tacul. The direct start to Supercouloir was not formed, so I took rock shoes, with a plan to do the Gervasutti Pillar start. I left the top of the Aiguille du Midi at 5am Thursday […]

Although known as the "crux" pitch of the route, the steep pitch felt much easier than the Gervasutti Pillar start or the first, mixed pitch of the gullies, and I felt comfortable free-soloing here