Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Aig du Tour and all

On the 17 th July we left Chamonix in the rain and walked to the Albert 1er refuge, arrived at the hut to find it very busy with wet mountaineering gear hanging everywhere to dry. The morning was still not very nice with fresh snow down to about 2200 metres. We left the hut navigating and fortunately our perseverance paid of as the sun burt off the cloud and the snow showers. We summited on the Aig du Tour and then traversed the Plateau du Trient to over night at the Cabane du Trient.... the wind was South Westerly and the fresh transported snow has formed some large patches of wind slab on the higher cols.
Today we climbed the ridge on the Tete Blanche and got back to Chamonix as the rain began to fall again. The forecast is not good for the following days. Chris on the Tete Blanche

Chris on the Aig du Tour summit yesterday

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