Browsing Archive: July, 2011

Whether 'tis nobler...

Posted by Rob on Friday, July 29, 2011, In : Chamonix 2011 Summer Updates 

To be or not to be that is the question. Ah the Bard, he made a guest appearance this week at the Gaillands in Chamonix.

Gareth prepares himself for the week ahead

So folks, once more unto the breach. The weather yet again has been the deciding factor this week, with snow levels being down to between 1900 and 2500 metres.

Hotel Suisse, Col de Balme

Sunday: Tony, Gareth and I headed up to the Albert Prem hut, not much in the way of viz and snow on the path from the get go, loads of peop...


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Dude, where are my skis?

Posted by Rob on Saturday, July 23, 2011, In : Chamonix 2011 Summer Updates 


I would be a liar if I said it was Beau temps all week…………

Dix Hut - wednesday 20th July

Well folks, they were all here this week, Gene Kelly, Marti and his Pellow, the dude with the beard, and the big wooden boat full of animals, and even the Quo, who are incidentally playing the greatest biker fest ever in August, Bulldog Bash 25th Anniversary.

So onwards

Sunday did not in any way shape or form dawn bright; it did however dawn very, very wet. Jenna, Mark, Doug, and I donned ...


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Singing nuns climb every mountain

Posted by Rob on Saturday, July 16, 2011, In : Chamonix 2011 Summer Updates 

Well now they call me the breeze, I keep rollin down the road

This week has been far from a breeze folks, in fact it’s been hotter than a rattlesnake’s tail in a forest fire.

Sunday: Found Andy, Gwen, Mike, Chris, Robin Beadle and myself along with the masses heading for the Albert Prem hut. Still no sign of the new build, apparently it’s supposed to start next year now…….We wait with bated breath.


Glacier below Aiguille du Tour, Albert Prem side

We had a stroll around the glac...


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Zermatt to Chamonix

Posted by Rob Wills on Saturday, July 9, 2011, In : Chamonix 2011 Summer Updates 



The Matterhorn at sunset from Theodule Hut

Well I stand up next to a mountain and chop it down with the edge of my hand, pick up all the pieces……….This week folks, felt just a bit like that. So what have we been up to?

Sunday morning we met the folks in sunny down town Zermatt, organised kit, weather forecast, hmm not so good, and then ourselves. Headed up to the Thoedule Hut, dodging the odd piste basher on the way. We got ourselves settled in, and then went down to the glacier for some...


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Mooching round the Midi

Posted by Rob on Friday, July 1, 2011, In : Chamonix 2011 Summer Updates 



Get your motor running, head out on the highway... yet another week has flown by and we are already one day into July. I’ve missed Glasto, no great loss, but still have the Bulldog bash, 25
th Anniversary to look forward to.

Anyroad up enough waffle let’s get to business.

Monday: had a stroll round to the Conscrits Hut.

Conscrits Hut with Tre la Tete

It’s a great little walk there are a few chains etc to help with the more exposed sections - if you’re heading that way don’t be te...


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