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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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Mont Blanc ALERT - Gouter route Closed

Posted by Rob Wills on Thursday, August 25, 2011, In : Chamonix 2011 Summer Updates 
Just to let you know there has been a large scale rockfall below the Gouter Hut on Wednesday and as a result the 'Gouter' Route to Mont Blanc is closed for the near future.

Take care and stay safe.

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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 Thursday 22nd July - via ferrata and Alpine update

Posted by Rob on Thursday, July 22, 2010, In : Chamonix Conditions Summer 2010 

Greetings and salutations.

   This week I have mostly been doing other things………

Via ferrata Le Mont

So Sunday we went round to Samoens, well Sixt Fer A Cheval, about 2 hrs drive from Cham, to do Via Ferrata Le Mont. I’ve done it before a while ago, but just needed to get a new view of it. It’s 800 metres long, can take up to 3 to 4 hrs to do, especially if you get caught up behind folks. It takes about 20 mins to walk up to it, has a small café at the bottom and,  close by ...

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