Browsing Archive: August, 2012

Let's journey into middle earth

Posted by Rob on Sunday, August 19, 2012, In : Chamonix 2012 Summer Updates 

Lets rock from it the delta to the dmz, Dnang me Dnang me got to get a rope and hang me. Goooooooooood Morning people.


And so my friends, there passes another week out the Alps. It’s been an absolute scorcher, with more heat on the way, and some possible storm action towards the end of the week, keep an eye on that forecast.

This week folks I’ve mainly been losing skin at an alarming rate, down the valley at a FANTATSIC bouldering area called MEDONET.

I will leave you to do t...

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Important Conditions Update

Posted by Rob on Monday, August 13, 2012, In : Chamonix 2012 Summer Updates 

Just a quick update folks - be aware that due to the hot temps of late, a lot of routes are getting quite tricky to get to. The traverse of the valley Blanche, Aig Midi to Torino hut is getting quite dangerous in places, crevasses opening up, weak snow bridges etc. It’s possible to do, but with great care. There’s a lot of hard ice on routes in places where you’d normally expect snow cover to be, so again be prepared for this. There were 8 people lifted off the Walker Spur over the past...

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A different view of Monte Bianco

Posted by Rob on Monday, August 13, 2012, In : Chamonix 2012 Summer Updates 

Sorry folks about the delay in getting this to you, I blame the Green Album, by Mr Hillage and that’s my final say on the matter.

So the past week or so I have been working with a great team of folks; Gerard, Nicola, Chris and Nick, with guides Simon Hale for the first week and Robin Beadle for the extra 3 days, on a Chamonix Intro with a Mont Blanc Ext, for Adventure Peaks.


Trient Plateau with Gerard, Nicola, Simon, Chris and Nick

Sunday July 22nd had me once more strolling up to the n...

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