Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Point Percee is so named because its south ridge has a big hole in it. Pierced. Peter Folkman and I decided to leave the big peaks alone because there is still too much snow and it still is not freezing properly. Instead we went to the Aravis and climbed the Arrete Doigt on Pt Percee a route that must count as one of the best in France.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Finally the weather came good. However We felt that there was too much snow high to attempt a big peak up so we headed for one of Switzerlands huge climbing crags Sanetch which is above Sion. We climbed the fanastic route named Les Zero's sont Fatigue
Monday, July 09, 2007
Peter Little and I started the week with the most awful weather forecast imaginable. Nevertheless We did manage to slalom around the worst of the weather and got a peak in on our first day Mt Mort. Or Mount Death! This is mountain above the Grand St Bernard Monastery. So named because it was [and is] the starting point for many avalanches that take out pilgrims on thier way over the pass in winter.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
This morning Chris Dovell and I left the Margheritta Hut 4560m at 6.00am. We skied 1500 meters straight run down towards Alagna.
We had spent the three previous days ski touring and acclimatising so that we were ready to spend the night in the highest building in Western Europe. This morning it was very cold minus 20 accompanied by a strong wind. Later when were down on the Italian plane it was 28 degrees! Chris took some great photos that can be seen in recent photos ski mountaineering folder; July 2007.