Sunday, August 31, 2008

Aiguille de Peuterey Blanche

Charles Sherwood and I topped off a fine weeks climbing by climbing the north face of the Aiguille de Peuterey Blanche, the most difficult 4000er in the Alps.

We began by bivying below Col Moore, then departing at We finished by topping out on Mont Blanc then descending via the Gouter Hut.

See photos.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Alpine Beach Holiday

Just had a very good three days with father and son team Chris & Albert Boulton. We were joined by 6 year old Arthur for some rock climbing at Les Houches. Yesterday we traversed the Aiguille de Crochue and nearly fell in the Lac Blanc [ see photo]
To day it chucked it down and was cold . We headed to Martigny and had a very good days rock climbing and acquiring the new skills for what ever adventures lie ahead in the future.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

A week in Saas Grund with some high altitude bathing

I went to work with my Mentor of 20 years ago Alan Kimber. We were running an Alpine training course with 12 clients and three Guides [Rob Jarvis was the third] We had settled weather for the six days. We managed to climb two 4000 meter peaks spent a day on the glacier and did a Via Ferratta. Alan for more info and some great photos click on the link.