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Once across the couloir, climb the north ridge of the couloir (which is much less prone to rock-fall than the couloir proper) up to the Goûter Hut.
Total time from Nid d'Aiguille to Goûter Hut (4-6 hrs).
From the Goûter Refuge, head out along a very broad and gentle snow slope toward the Dôme du Goûter. From the Dôme du Goûter, head down toward the Col du Goûter.
After passing the Refuge-Bivouac Vallot, continue toward the summit on an increasingly narrow and exposed snow ridge. A final steep section will lead to the summit of Mont Blanc.
4-6 hrs from the Goûter Hut to the Mont Blanc summit.
Goûter Route from Nid d'Aigle marked in red. Picture of IGN Map.
Around 4600m there is a new crevasse with a snow wall. Local guides belayed it with a fix rope but you have to step a long across the crevasse.