Sunday, 26 August 2012
It was the best weather day of the bank Holiday weekend and judging by the packed North Face carpark it looked like it was a busy day on the hills. Laurence and I were looking for some peace and quiet ( again) so we headed over the shoulder of Carn Beag Dearg and into the quiet and wild feeling Allt Daim. We saw no one for the majority of the day as we headed to the foot of the fabulous and spectacular East ridge of Carn Dearg Meadonach. This fine grade 1 scramble gives some 'delicate' clambering amongst fragile granite rocks. Laurence enjoyed the route and the feeling of remoteness until we came onto the Carn Mor Dearg ridge when we bumped into a few folk gong over or coming from the CMD arete. A bright and sunny morning but much cooler day and tomorrow looks pretty wild and wet.
Saturday, 25 August 2012
Thursday, 23 August 2012
|Carn Dearg Buttress & The CIC Hut just visible in the gloom|
|The narrow fun bit|
|Looking back in one of the brighter moments|
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
|Happy folk outside the Bonatti Refugio|
|The south side of Mont Blanc & Aiguille Nord|
|The Elisabetta Refuge|
|The Tete de Tranche summit|
|The Grand Jorassess|
|The Val de Arpette|
|Approaching the Grand Col Ferret with the Grand Jorassess|
|The Fenetre Arpette, the highest point on the TMB|
Sunday, 19 August 2012
Friday, 17 August 2012
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Sunday, 12 August 2012
Just back at base in Chamonix after fine weather and great craic on TMB with clients Jill,Catherine,Sue,Andy and Dean from USA. We had an exciting end to the tour,over Fenetre Arpette yesterday. After a thundery and low cloud first 2 days we had clear skies and hot sun rest of the week. Off go Cormayeur tomorrow and another tour. Looks like even hotter next week with temps up to 30 deg and over.
Friday, 10 August 2012
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
After a couple of wet, Scottish weather days the hot sun and blue skies have returnd and this week looks settled for the rest of the Tour of Mont Blanc trip I am guiding on. My group of 5 folk from USA enjoyed the fab views from Les Chapieux to Cormayeur yesterday. The final section being the best views of Mont Blanc.