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Reasons to be cheerful Part 3

Posted by Rob Wills on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, In : Chamonix 2012 Summer Updates 

 

Well the weather this week has been like a fiddlers elbow, up and down.

So given it was my week off, I have ducked and dived, dodged and weaved.

And managed to come up with the following minor bits of entertainment:

The Traverse of the Entreve was done by Mike Peascod early this week, great route from the Torino hut, or on your way to the hut.

4th July Voucher Route on the Peigne, sounded like it was in ok conditions, dry rock for the most part.

30th June Dent Du Geant, just be caref...


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August round-up

Posted by Rob on Tuesday, August 23, 2011, In : Chamonix 2011 Summer Updates 

Leaves are falling all around, time I was on my way.

It's been a strange old few weeks, and I’m behind on my ramblings, so let’s not ramble on too much…….

Dix Hut, Arolla

The weather has been very up and down over the last few weeks, but saying that routes have been getting done. Here’s a quick taster.

12th August - Brenva Spur, reported to be in good condition and no probs with the upper seracs. Be careful though now with all this heat and no real re-freezing at night.
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Let's have a welcome for Billy Cox on bass...

Posted by Rob on Friday, June 10, 2011, In : Chamonix 2011 Summer Updates 

Let’s have a welcome for Billy Cox on bass, Mitch Mitchell on drums and the man with the guitar: “Yeah it has been along time hasn’t it. That does mean peace, not this.”

Well, as the great man (Jimi, if you hadn’t worked it out) suggests it has been a long time, arrived in Cham 2 days ago for yet another fun and frolic-filled summer of action packed adventures. Only today have the clouds parted and we finally have a view from the balcony of the apartment.

The Midi is looking ...


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Chamonix Update 5th August - Changeable Conditions

Posted by Rob on Thursday, August 5, 2010, In : Chamonix Conditions Summer 2010 

Greetings and salutations fellow humans.

Yes I know it’s been a few days since I last reported in, so I have a lot of catching up to do. Here goes.

Conditions are changing quite quickly out here. We seem to be having a day of good weather then a day of bad, with snow down to 2500 this week and the freezing level is around 3500 to 3900. Valley temps have been averaging 25 c but colder on some days.

Looking out of the apartment window I can see the Midi and the summit of the Blanc. Wha...


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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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