Saturday, 29 July 2017

Chamonix rock climbingskills refresher day

Terry climbed lots a younger man but had to focus on his business, he is now getting back into the swing of things.
 Enjoying a semi vertical world

Sad new in the local newspaper today; a young man hit by rock fall, he was roped up with his climbing team of friends who are all OK!

Friday, 28 July 2017

Aigullie des Grand Montets and all

Ice climbing practice

Colin and Kyle on the Grand Montets ridge

Aig du Chardonnet and Aig d'Argentiere

Aig. Verte et Les Drus

Stormy over Mont Blanc

Looking up the glacier Argentiere toward Mt Dolent

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Aiguilles Rouge, Crochues traverse

Climbing in boots is an important Alpine skill so here is Colin are on a nice ridge traverse

Spectacular positions although the Mont Blanc massive was obscured by clouds, spoiling the outstanding view.

Returning to Index lift via Lac Blanc

Colin scrambling around!

Acclimatisation day with Adventure Consultants.

After a big snow fall the mountains look great, Grande Morasses,  Aerte du Rochefort,  Mont Mallet and the Aig du Dent du Geant

 Le Verte and in the foreground Aig du Plan, Blatier and Charmoz

Adventure Consultant clients Left to Right, Terry, Colin and Kyle,, there are two guides Raphael and myself.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Gran Paridiso, taly.

The North face of the Gran Paridiso looking great and icy

Chabot refuge with the Gran Paridiso behind

Graham on the summit

Rick and Grahame

With Grahame

A happy fellow!

Chamonix introductory rock climbing.

John and Graham on belay

First climb 

John at Vallorcine

Graham on route

John climbing well nearing the top!

Friday, 14 July 2017

Graham and John Alpine climbing for the first time!

I met John and Graham this winter as the wished to try winter climbing in Scotland...
they loved it, now we are in Chamonix, Mont Blanc for a week or so!

Our first day today, acclimatising by traversing the Vallee Blanche, roping up for glacier travel and other useful skills!

Enjoying the cable car back to the Aig. du Midi, Chamonix.

People "as tiny as ants" as they make their way along the valley Blanche...

Arete des Cosmiques with Maggie and Rick

Maggie in the final couloir
Great views

Rick Abseiling while Maggie enjoys her picnic.

Rick  doing his bit by showing off his Mountain Equipment and Gore -tex logos!!!

Sunday, 9 July 2017

IRATA assessing in Trichy, India

Industrial Rope Access work takes me around the globe, a banana plantation in Trichy

A nice welcome


and back to work in Trichy.

A couple of days in Scotland

I took the opportunity and had a two day break back home, the Alps are great but so is Scotland. This is climbing at Moy.

And a night on the far North - West coast.

Arcteryx weekend

Last weekend we had a busy time working and leading groups for Arcteryx in Chamonix, the weather was not the easiest but everyone did lots and a good time was had.