Browsing Archive: July, 2015

Conditions in the Chamonix valley take a turn for the worse

Posted by Rob Wills on Saturday, July 18, 2015, In : Chamonix 2015 
Photo taken today on the Vallee Blanche

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Un-conditional report...

Posted by Rob Wills on Saturday, July 18, 2015, In : Chamonix 2015 

The conditions are changing on a day by day in the high mountain, so please treat the information below with caution. The information that follows is courtesy of the following web site www.chamoniarde.com and is well worth a visit for route info and conditions

Albert Prem and Trient Area
The Aiguille du Tour bergschrund is open. A snow bridge still allows access to the peak. However, it's becoming more fragile by the day. Also reported is that the snow bridges on the route up to the Tête Bl...


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Routes getting done now in the Chamonix Valley

Posted by Rob Wills on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, In : Chamonix 2015 
Just a quick update of what's been done over the past few days. It’s been very hot here in the valley over the past week or so. Bear this in mind when planning your routes, especially if they are mixed or have glacier approaches. The Aigiulles are looking very dry and bare, great for the rock routes.


You can see the track up the Blanc from the Gouter hut as you drive back up the valley, so it’s getting done LOADS..........

10/7/15   Walker Spur, Grand Jorasses, reported to be in good condi...

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The Alps are melting!

Posted by Rob Wills on Monday, July 6, 2015, In : Chamonix 2015 
Greetings and Salutations from a very HOT HOT HOT Chamonix valley. Conditions aren't that good at the moment for snowy type stuff as it's not refreezing overnight.



The forecast is stating that the freezing level over Monday night into Tuesday will be at around 4700m to 4800m and -10C at 6100m to 6300m.

We have some storm action over night on Tuesday, with snow/rain limit around 4100 metres, I do hope it will clear the air a bit. It’s then due to warm up again towards the end of the week. I wo...

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