Monday, 28 July 2008

Busy times in Chamonix, France

Here we are in Chamonix again, the weather is sunny and very warm in the mornings, with clouds building in the afternoons and eventually, a storm comes and clears the air. Above 3000 meters the galciers retain a virginal whiteness with the fresh snow. Cragging this morning we found the grass and crags wet with the morning due, however the sun soon burnt off any moisture leaving the rock pristine and dry.
Here we are up on the Vallee Blanche, Jon and Jim are climbing with me and we are doing some technical climbing but also it's their ambition to attempt Mont Blanc by the end of the week.The middle photo here shows the south face of the Aig du Midi. As you can see there are several teams climbing it. It's the main holiday season now and Chamonix is incredibly busy. Dream do come true here!

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