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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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Chamonix Conditions Update 25th June 2010 - The valley abounds with SNOW

Posted by Rob on Friday, June 25, 2010, In : Chamonix Conditions Summer 2010 
Chamonix Blog: Sunday 20 – Friday 25 June 2010.
Tony and Mark enjoying the view - Dru, Jorasses and Mer de Glace from above Index chairlift

The weather system which brought the flash floods to the French Riviera a couple of weeks ago also brought a huge dump of snow to the Alps. The floods subsided pretty quickly but most of the fresh snow is still here in the Chamonix Valley, which is great news for lots of routes.

Here's a summary of my week - what I've done and what I've seen. 

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