Friday, June 15, 2007

Difficult Conditions

The climbing conditions are not good at the moment. There has been a lot of snow followed by hot weather and it has not been freezing high up. Katie Penrose and attempted to climb the Tour Ronde but had to retreat because it was just too dangerous to continue. Later in the week we attempetd to clmb Mt Blanc but only got as far as te Tete Rousse Hut where the winds were horrendous. Once the wind dropped it started to snow. As we walked down to the valley the rain got heavier and it was like being attacked by a garden hose. Some weeks are better than others...

Nevertheless we did have better weather today and climbed the super long Via Cordia which is a unique climb /scramble which is ideal training for long alpine rock climbs.

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