Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Emrich Brothers do thier first alpine climb

Tom and Luke climbed the route "La Tartiflette" at Le Brevent today. This afternoon Florence Seaton[6years] lead their sister Lize [7 year] up some of the classic climbs at Les Gaillands- Chamonix's famous climbing crag.

Friday, July 27, 2007

South Face of the Aiguille du Midi

Roger Cunliffe and I climbed this most famous piece of rock in perfect weather and only a couple of other climbers dotted around the face. Amazing for the height of the climbing season.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Alpine Rock Climbing

Roger Cunliffe and I been rock climbing in both Chamonix and Switzerland

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Point Percee 2725m

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

Les Zero's Sont Fatigue

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

Mt Mort

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

Ski Season is Back

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.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Chamonix Cross

This is hard work. A race from the centre of Chamonix to le Brevent at 2000m. luckily for me I could watch from the side and drink beer. Jane however ran the entire thing and tonight is very tired.