Friday, 22 August 2008

Technical Rock Climbing Skills day: Chamonix

It has been an interesting weather day as a front passed over the mountain range today We awoke to mares tails and a mackerel sky then lenticular clouds were on the higher summits, now the clouds are down and it's all very grey! Rather than venture high onto the snow and endure the high winds we decided to remian in the valley and climbed several rock routes instead. While we climbed we reviewed some basic rock climbing skills such as belaying and rope work and then focused on climbing technique, stance organisation for multi- pitched routes, abseiling and even hauling systems for crevasse rescue! It been an ace day and the rain stayed away until we completed our final multi- pitched climb at Vallorcine.

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