MONT MAUDIT (4,465 m) is a mountain in the
* 1 Climbing history * 2 2012 avalanche * 3 Huts * 4 References * 5 External links
The first ascent of
The southern side of the mountain is considerably steeper than the
gentle snow slopes of the northern side and features the well-known
southeast or Frontier ridge (also known as the Kuffner ridge, D). This
route was first climbed by
Moriz von Kuffner with guides Alexander
Burgener and Josef Furrer from 2–4 July 1887.
On 12 July 2012, at least nine climbers—three from the United
Kingdom (including Roger Payne, a mountain guide and former general
secretary of the
British Mountaineering Council ), two from
* Refuge des Cosmiques (3,613 m, guarded February–October) * Abri Simond Bivouac (beside the Refuge des Cosmiques and open in winter when the Refuge is closed) * Rifugio Torino (3,322 m/3,375 m, 2 huts: a lower and older one and an upper, newer hut, connected by a tunnel) * Bivacco Lucia e Piero Ghiglione (3,690 m, guarded 20 June–20 September, also known as the Trident hut) - now not there; this bivouac hut was removed in the 1990s * Bivacco Alberico e Brogna (3,679 m, also known as the Bivouac de la Fourche)
* Dumler, Helmut and Willi P. Burkhardt, The High Mountains of the Alps, London: Diadem, 1994 * Mallory, George, 'Pages from a Journal', Alpine Journal XXXII, pp. 142–62. An account of the third ascent of the Frontier ridge.