Grand Cornier

Elevation (feet): 12,995
Elevation (meters): 3,961
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 46.052222
Longitude: 7.611667
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug
Year first climbed: 1865
First successful climber(s): E.Whymper, Chr.Almer, Michel Croz, F.Biner
Nearest major airport: Geneva
Convenient Center: Grimentz

Thanks to Mike Green and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

A mountain with a great variety of interesting routes including three ridges and a fine face climb (when in condition). Since it's slightly below 4,000m. it receives relatively little attention and it's common to climb it mid-season and have the peak to oneself. Most routes give interesting glacier approaches and finish with rock ridges in a very fine location, giving views of the North side of the Dent Blanche. Highly recommended.

Thanks to Mike Green for this description.

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Trip Reports

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

There are 6 trip reports for Grand Cornier.

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  • Log #22004 - by roger gaff on July 12, 2010
    This was a very enjoyable traverse of the mountain after an overnight stay at the wonderful refuge Dent Blanche which is unmanned. We ascended the interesting South ridge to the summit and descended...
  • Log #8506 - by G Lemmen on Sep 03, 2003
    very nice climb in sollid rock ( on the ridge ) also the biwak on the col is fantastic. there aren't many climbers on this mountains. most of them go's to the summits above 4000 m. we climbed this...
  • Log #8507 - by roger gaff on July 14, 2003
    A very enjoyable mountain traverse from the delectable refuge at the Dent Balnche col over the top with a descent to the Moiray hut. A grand and rewarding day out with the Speyside folks!!
  • Log #8508 - by James Cox on Sep 06, 2000
    Nice route - lots of tiny pinnacles. Scary descent.
  • Log #8509 - by E. N. CORNIER on June 18, 2000
    WAS LOOKING FOR HISTORY ON MY FAMILY NAME. I SAW YOUR PHOTO AND WAS VERY IMPRESSED. IF YOU HAVE ANY HISTORY AND/OR INFO ON HOW THAT MOUNTAIN GOT THE NAME OF CORNIER, I WOULD BE GRATEFUL. THANK YOU
  • Log #8510 - by Mike Green on Apr 26, 1999
    A brilliant alpine day with noone else on the mountain, or even in sight. We climbed the North-West ridge from the Moiry hut. This is an easy glacier ascent followed by around 400m. of...