Mont Pourri

Elevation (feet): 12,398
Elevation (meters): 3,779
Continent: Europe
Country: France
Range/Region: Graian Alps
Latitude: 45.528333
Longitude: 6.86
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul
Year first climbed: 1878
First successful climber(s): W Coolidge, C Almer and son
Nearest major airport: Grenoble
Convenient Center: Bourg St Maurice

Thanks to Peter Holden and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

A peak offering a variety of snow/ice routes of varying difficulty, from French grades PD+ to D. The normal route is a varied and beautiful climb up the Geay glacier with the slope never exceeding 40 degrees. 1400m from the Mont Pourri hut to the summit (2 other huts are also used for other routes). Rock climbing is available on a secondary face, with 10 or so routes of 8 to 14 pitches, many bolted.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Mont Pourri.

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  • Log #21537 - by Simon Beck on Dec 07, 2008
    in 1996 i encountered several guided parties who departed from th ref Pourri, the laster 2 times I think I might have been alone. I suspect the route from the ref pourri is badly crevassed and...
  • Log #14710 - by Chris McCann on Aug 19, 2002
    This is the first Alpine 'Big' peak I have done, the weather was good, clear. Nice view of Mont Blanc (next year). Nice rush of Adrenline.
  • Log #14711 - by Peter Holden on July 03, 2000
    Did the normal route up the Geay glacier. No technical difficulties, but just steep enough to make it interesting. Big crevasses still with enough snow over them at this time of year. Descended by...