Friday, 30 July 2010

Grand Paradiso

Richard and James resting by the edge of the glacier on descent ~Glacier du Mont Grand Paradis
The Vittorio Emanuele II refuge at 2714m

James and Richard by the summit Madonna~4061 m.

bad weather here in Chamonix so yesterday we drove around to Italy and walked up to the Refugio Chabod. We awoke at 4.00 am and then did a traverse of the mountain descending by the V Emanuele refuge and then the steep walk back to Breuil. It was very windy and cold with menacing clouds on the summit. The sun came up and the clouds cleared sufficiently for Richard and James to bag their first 4000 m peak!

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