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A sombre end to the week

Posted by Rob on Monday, July 16, 2012, In : Chamonix 2012 Summer Updates 

Well folks this is my 3rd or 4th attempt at this today. I’ve tried to come up with witty and banter full quips but seem to be lacking in that department at the moment. The valley seems a sad and sombre place at the moment, for all the obvious reasons. There is a church service at 2pm in Chamonix to remember the people, friends, fellow human beings lost on Maudit. Keep them, and all their family and friends in your thoughts, even if it’s for just a second or two.


Right then lets rock a...

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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 


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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Whether 'tis nobler...

Posted by Rob on Friday, July 29, 2011, In : Chamonix 2011 Summer Updates 

To be or not to be that is the question. Ah the Bard, he made a guest appearance this week at the Gaillands in Chamonix.

Gareth prepares himself for the week ahead

So folks, once more unto the breach. The weather yet again has been the deciding factor this week, with snow levels being down to between 1900 and 2500 metres.

Hotel Suisse, Col de Balme

Sunday: Tony, Gareth and I headed up to the Albert Prem hut, not much in the way of viz and snow on the path from the get go, loads of peop...

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Saturday 21st August - SNOW SNOW SNOW

Posted by Rob on Sunday, August 22, 2010, In : Chamonix Conditions Summer 2010 

Ok folks here it is, for what its worth. My Oh My, to quote the great Captain Beefheart , what a week. It’s been a constant battle with the weather, and I have to say the weather did sort of win, but only just.

Aiguille Verte and the Dru on Tuesday 17th

Sunday through to Tuesday was almost constant rain in the valley snow high up, well down to 2500 metres. Wednesday perked up a bit, for a while but it all went down hill later on in the afternoon and pretty much rained for the rest of the ...

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