Saturday, 31 August 2013

L'index today

 L'Index is a  classic rock climb,  someone wisely chopped the occasional bolts that were on it so its back to how it should be and great training for aspiring Alpine climbers.
Liam posing on the summit ridge!

Friday, 30 August 2013

Trois Mont Blanc

On the summit of Mont Blanc this morning  having come from the Cosmiques hut and descended via the Goutier. The  remaining portion of the large Serac on the Tacul  looks ripe for falling soon.......... but the new ladder lower down  on the first large crevasse is ace!

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Mont Blanc Summit this morning

 Andrew, Hilary et moi on the Mont Blanc this morning at 6.10am..

Monday, 19 August 2013

Gran Paradiso

  Hilary and Andrew on the summit: we did the traverse from the Chabot mountain hut, over the summit and down via the Victor E hut....ace!

Saturday, 17 August 2013

On the Vallee Blanche

 Nice day  crampon and glacier travel skills on the Vallee Blanche with Andrew and Hilary
Glacier de Geant.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

IRATA in Nigeria

 A good two days with RusselSmith , assessing level 1 and level 2 rope access technicians trained by Sam Summers

Sunday, 11 August 2013

A fine days climbing on Aiguilles des Tetes, Chamonix, France.

 The Aiguille des Deux Tetes is 2821 m, , just up from Les Praz village and L Index  cable car system where a long time ago there was summer skiing. There is this  really cool rock climb there,  part of the climb was ascended  many years ago but it was completed in its entirety in by Laurent Colignon and Michel Funees in 2007 , it goes at TD inf. 5b (Ob). Photo above, Ron leading one of the  more interesting pitches.
 Fi on one of the lower pitches
The climb has a fine airy ridge with nice exposure.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Chamonix days

 Today in the rain, Corinna  above the Albert 1er Refuge. There is  new extension being built which will be very welcome.
 Climbing at the weekend, Getroz.
Three wet man from Hong Kong  returning from the Aig du Tour earlier today

Friday, 2 August 2013

Mont Blanc summit this ace day!

 With Ian and Kyle on the summit around 6.05am
 Mont Blanc shadow in the morning light.
Kyle and Ian back at he the new Goutier Refuge.