Sunday, September 26, 2010
Beautiful Autumn weather and then it all fell apart
Peter little joined me for the second time this summer. Like last time the weather was very good except this time we decided to spend our week based in Chamonix.
We spent 3 days climbing above La Flegere. It was quiet and beautifully warm so we could climb in T shirts.
On our 4th day we decided to re visit the Cosmiques Arete which Peter & I had climbed in winter some 14 years ago.
It was impossible to imagine finding the route in better condition with it all to our selves and clear windless skies.
On Friday the weather changed. It was due to rain in the afternoon so we decided to see if we could climb the Voie Caline to les Mottets. An easy but 400m ascent. We managed this in an hour just as the first spots of rain hit.
It has been raining ever since