Saturday, 28 March 2009

Wet weather here in Chamonix

A south west air stream has hit Chamonix and all the humid air has brought rain to the valley and it's just not pleasant out of doors, but still not as bad as Fortwilliam! We went to ski this morning but turned back, collected our climbing gear and headed for the local climbing wall. It was really OK there and we enjoyed a quiet hour until others began to arrive and crowd the place out. "Mont Blanc Escalade", is the climbing wall and is situated next to the Simond factory in Les Houches, a five minute drive from Chamonix and is a cool place to get muscles pumped and while away a wet day! Snow wise, the freezing level is around 1600 meters perhaps dropping to 800 meters overnight, so there will be plenty snow once this air stream passes through!

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