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As the mighty Zeppelin said....

Posted by Rob on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, In : Chamonix 2012 Summer Updates 

And in the words of the mighty Zeppelin, “leaves are falling all around time I was on my way, thanks to YOU I’m much obliged for such a perfect stay”

As you all have probably seen we had a fair bit of snow over the week, good effort to all the Ultra Trail guys and gal’s for pushing on. I’ve had a few days off which I have spent either running or bouldering. The weather has been fab - cool mornings and warm sunny afternoons, with the odd rain shower in the evening. It’s a great ti...


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From Summer to Winter...

Posted by Rob on Saturday, September 1, 2012, In : Chamonix 2012 Summer Updates 

Infamy, Infamy, they’ve all got it in for me……………..take a jump to the left and a step to the right, lets do the time warp again.

This week folks I have mainly not been watching Carry On movies or a certain Horror Show, so let’s begin, as I’m almost a week behind. Its been raining for the last 2 days, Thursday 30th August, here in the valley with more to come, falling as snow as low down as 1800 metres, and quite a bit of it, so bear all this in mind when you read the followin...


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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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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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Welcome back to the show that never ends

Posted by Rob on Sunday, June 26, 2011, In : Chamonix 2011 Summer Updates 

Welcome back my friend to the show that never ends, step inside, step inside, step inside.

So this was supposed to be a Mont Blanc 3 day for me and the team, but ended up more like Gene Kelly or Ernie Wise.

The forecast was a shocker for the middle of the week, and as per there were a lot of pained faced guides wandering the streets of Cham looking for inspiration, divine or otherwise..

So on Wednesday we drove down the valley and did the Via ferrata above Passy, it was a lot dryer d...


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Here we go again!

Posted by Rob Wills on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, In : Chamonix 2011 Summer Updates 
Well folks here we go again, after a few days of Mr Marti Pellow action, the clouds have finally parted to reveal a rather snowy Chamonix valley. We have fresh snow on both sides of the valley, more so on the Cham Aiguilles side.

 

Sunday 12th June was a hut walk up to the Albert Premier - from the valley as the bin wasn’t open yet. The afternoon was spent catching up on some rope work with Richie and Dave.

Monday: well it sort of dawned, but definitely not bright and early, bit murky o...


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August 30th - getting autumnal in Chamonix

Posted by Rob on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, In : Chamonix Conditions Summer 2010 

Week 22nd  - 30th August.

Vic on the Midi Plan Traverse

 

Well folks I’ve donned my wellies and wet suit this week. Marty Pellow springs to mind, you will have to google that one if you don’t know who he is, then it may make sense…………

 

Any road up me merry prankster’s here it is another soggy action packed, thrill a minute, laugh a second, stunt filled week in the Chamonix valley.

It really has been a bit of a wash out this week so far, Monday 23rd rained most of...


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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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