Over the years Chris Boulton and I have climbed and skied all over the Alps. This time Chris returned with his eldest son Albert [12 years]. It was Albert's first time alpine climbing. We spent the first day on the Mer De Glace learning how to use crampons and ice axes.[In the rain!] The second day we climbed the Aiguille du Toule [3495m] which is high up in the Valley Blanche perched on the French Italian border. On our third day we went rock climbing. We started in Chamonix and then we took the cable car to the Summit of Le Brevent and climbed on the crags near the top.