Monday, 28 August 2017

South - East Ridge, Index, Chamonix , Mont Blanc

Peter just flew in from Australia, big boot climbing today on L'Index in preparation for an attempt on the Matterhorn sometime next week, weather permitting! It's another fine week with adventure Consultants.

Cool views

Summit happy!

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Into the Wild - Chamonix, Mont Blanc

Maggie on the first pitch. We had a great day climbing on Mont Oreb ( 2634m) in the Vallee Berard.

Legs 11!

Some fine pitches

and nice situations

And afternoon tea at the Cascade!

Monday, 21 August 2017

Tete Blanche and Petite Fourche

Ben,  his first attempt at ice climbing!

Aig du Chardonnet 

Ben on the summit of the Tete Blanche 3429m.

Aiguille Dorees

A few larger crevasses around on the Glacier du Tour

Aig du Chardonnet and lower glacier du Tour

Friday, 18 August 2017

Rock climbing:- Piller de Vallorcine

After descending from our Mont Blanc ascent yesterday, this morning (as we slept overnight at the Refuge de Goutier) we decided that it was simply not possible to let the fine weather go to waste, so we went rock climbing. After a quick shower and lunch in Chamonix, we drove up over the Col des Montets to the village of Vallorcine. It was a super afternoon with a bit of a breeze and fortunately for us the Pillar was not so busy.

A happy Emma enjoying the granite slab climbing

Climbing Mont Blanc

Emma approaching the summit via the Goutier route

On the summit of Mont Blanc around 7.30 am Thursday 17th August 2017

A quick well deserved rest and snack during the descent

On the tramway du Mont Blanc, two summits, Gran Parisdiso and Mont Blanc!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Gran Paridiso with Emma Svensson / Adventure Consultants

Lucky me another weeks mountain guiding with Adventure Consultants. Over the past two days I have been with Emma Svensson climbing the Gran Paridiso

Misty lens, it was a fine day!!! Emma on the summit

Emma's finger pointing!

Emma on the traverse to the summit. The local guides have kindly attached a a couple of draws, they are connectet with oval mallions rapids so maybe no one will remove them!!!

Met Simon Abrahams another BMG guide with his two clients on the summit ridge

Oh la la, bumped into more guides at the Refuge Vittorio Emanuele
Aid Nellhams tucking into a pasta, Tim Neil, Emma and Klemen...

Sunday, 13 August 2017

A fine day up at the Aig du Midi, Chamonix, Mont Blanc

Stella loving the climb!

Stella and Amy

Happy ladies

A thorn between two roses!


Thursday, 3 August 2017

Arete Des Cosmiques

Colin climbing on the Arete des Cosmiques, Chamonix.

Oh well, maybe the photo is a little tilted!!!

This one is not tilted, Colin on one of the stances!

The last day of Our Adventure Consulatnts alpine clibing/private guiding.. Its been a blast. Thanks to Colin, Terry and Kyle, Calum Muscat and Raphael Bonnet  and Karoline Bracey for employing us and organising every thing in Chamonix for Adventure Consultants.

Monch, Switzerland

Raphael Bonnet IFMGA guide and Colin on the summit of the Monch, us guides ( There were three of us IFMGA guides in total) were working as we do often for Adventure Consultants.

My self guiding Terry ( Thanks to Calum Muscat for the photos)

Terry and I almost at the summit

Terry, Kyle and Colin on the summit. The weather got very storm during our descent and over night so we retreated back to Chamonix!