Tuesday, 27 September 2011
A perfect day, climbing on an ace crag with a good pal... We were at a crag above the village of Mont Saxonnex ( la Clusaz, Grand Bornand). Pegase is a three star 6a route with some botls but mainly trad. From the ground upwards all the pitches are truly superb. Although some of the pitches seemed very stiff for 6a! Nevertheless, an exciting and most enjoyable adventure! The climb is on a steep limestone crag in this perfect setting
Monday, 26 September 2011
Sunday, 25 September 2011
I was assessing at Absolutio (Industrial Rope Access) in the Ardeche on Saturday. Its a very impressive set up with split level flooring which is great for training and assessing. The centre is manged by IFMGA mountain guide and IRATA member Bertrand Frayon. As part of the training course the candidates get the opportunity to abseil down a 180 m rock cliff to the river bank.The split level training area means that the candidates practise the skills at height but are always closley supervised by their instructors.
Thursday, 22 September 2011
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Windy on Pullux this morning but Matt and I enjoyed it!
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Sunday, 4 September 2011
A rainy day here in Chamonix, we were supposed to be on Mont Blanc but the conditions of the Goutier route via the Grand couloir are dangerous with rock fall, this plus the rainy weather is not going to allow an ascent . The wise, sensible and prudent choice was to do a via ferrata at Passy today and we are thinking about heading over to Italy for a couple of days!
" The mountains are there forever, just make sure you are...." Don Whillans said that!