Monday, 5 August 2013


Another day of sizzling heat with temperatures over 30 degrees again in Courmayeur. One of my favourite 'day off walks' whilst guiding on the TMB is an ascent of Hellbroner from La Palud which gives some nice scrambling amongst bits of fixed rope/cables and a ladder higher up. With over 2000m of ascent its a good leg strecher and wonderful views onto the Brenva Face of Monte Bianco. Well after that build up I actually got the cable car up today! With all the construction work taking place for the new cable car system it just wouldn't be astheticly pleasant. The new cable car must be one of the highest construction sites in Europe. It was nice and cool up at the Torino Refugio. We're off on 'the road' again tomorrow. Monte de Saxe day, another spectacular walk and weather same as ususl, hot and sunny.

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