Browsing Archive: July, 2010

Cham Thursday 22nd July - via ferrata and Alpine update

Posted by Rob on Thursday, July 22, 2010, In : Chamonix Conditions Summer 2010 

Greetings and salutations.

   This week I have mostly been doing other things………


Via ferrata Le Mont

So Sunday we went round to Samoens, well Sixt Fer A Cheval, about 2 hrs drive from Cham, to do Via Ferrata Le Mont. I’ve done it before a while ago, but just needed to get a new view of it. It’s 800 metres long, can take up to 3 to 4 hrs to do, especially if you get caught up behind folks. It takes about 20 mins to walk up to it, has a small café at the bottom and,  close by ...


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Chamonix 17th July - latest conditions

Posted by Rob on Sunday, July 18, 2010, In : Chamonix Conditions Summer 2010 

Well sun worshipers its been a hot week in the valley, not spotted any hosepipe bans yet but will keep you posted on that one. Before we get into this week’s action, I’d just like you to spare a thought and sympathy for the friends and family of the folks we lost in the Mont Blanc range this week…

Ok here we go, Day one, Sunday was spent up on the Aiguilles Rouges, there is still loads of snow left up there, but none of it really now affecting the access to routes, more the descent...


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Cham Conditions Update 9th July - Rock climbing and Alpine news

Posted by Rob on Friday, July 9, 2010, In : Chamonix Conditions Summer 2010 

Sunday 4th July-Friday 9th.

Hail and greetings from the Chamonix valley.

Afraid to say this week has found me in a lazy mood. It didn’t start too well having caught a stinking cold, which of course turned into the worst case of man flu ever!  I have however soldiered on.

So how are things out here in the land of ice and snow? Well, to be honest, no real change from last week, just less snow. It has been dammed hot all week, into the 30’s in the valley, and the isotherm freezing...


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Chamonix Conditions Update - 2nd July MONT BLANC week

Posted by Rob on Friday, July 2, 2010, In : Chamonix Conditions Summer 2010 

Mont Blanc  Week. 27th June – 2nd July.

Greetings one and all, another week in the valley. This week saw me preparing clients for Mont Blanc, working on their acclimatisation and then guiding them to the summit.


Walking across the glacier on the way to Mont Blanc du Tacul

See Slideshow of all this week's photos

Our first day was spent up on the Aiguilles Rouges working on crampon and rope skills. As you can see from the photos, there’s still quite a lot of snow left up there, so r...


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