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Mild and wet and foggy - just like UK but with altitude

Posted by Rob on Monday, July 2, 2012, In : Chamonix 2012 Summer Updates 

Chardonnet

So starts a bit of a soggy few days in the Cham valley.  Chris, Mark and I walked up to the Albert Prem hut; not much snow left on the approach path now, just a long section going up to the hut. As per, the hut was full to the gills and then some and then just a bit more. A lot of the bivi spots higher up above the hut are now clear of snow, glacier still a wet one but patches of ice are starting to show through low down.

Below the Albert Premier hut

We did some skills in the aft...


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Mooching round the Midi

Posted by Rob on Friday, July 1, 2011, In : Chamonix 2011 Summer Updates 



Get your motor running, head out on the highway... yet another week has flown by and we are already one day into July. I’ve missed Glasto, no great loss, but still have the Bulldog bash, 25
th Anniversary to look forward to.

Anyroad up enough waffle let’s get to business.

Monday: had a stroll round to the Conscrits Hut.

Conscrits Hut with Tre la Tete

It’s a great little walk there are a few chains etc to help with the more exposed sections - if you’re heading that way don’t be te...


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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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September 12th - last Chamonix Blog of the season

Posted by Rob on Sunday, September 12, 2010, In : Chamonix Conditions Summer 2010 

Well folks here it is, the final Cham blog of the season. Doesn’t time fly when you’re up to no good??

It’s been a real mixed week, something for everyone, mainly ducks!!!!! So as you can guess the weather hasn’t  really been playing ball, there where quite a few frustrated guides up at the Albert Prem hut on Sunday night ,most had moved on to plan Z at that point, or just sat there rocking backwards and forwards with their head in their hands……

 

Anyway enough of my mindles...


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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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Friday 13th - a good day on the mountain

Posted by Rob on Friday, August 13, 2010, In : Chamonix Conditions Summer 2010 

Cham Blog week 8th August – oooh Friday 13th.  Now wasn’t that brave of me to go out on Friday 13th.

 

Midi Plan traverse

Ok then, rock and rollers, let’s get the party started. This week has been a real mixed bag of weather, its been all over the place. Monday super hot, Tuesday not too bad with 60% sun. Wednesday cloudy, and Thursday all out storm/ rain action. Friday low cloud at 7am but you knew damned well that you would be above it if you got high enough, but the forecast ...


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