Thursday, 18 September 2008

Chamonix 11th to 18th July

Stephen joined us for the first week of his Mont Blanc holiday. The first week saw us doing lots of walking along the higher paths around the valley in mixed weather. The aim was to check Stephen's fitness - he was fitter than us so no problem there - and to get a bit of aclimatistaion. For the second week, Julie joined the course and Jonathon Preston, their guide for this high altitude stage of the course, took them to Pointe Isabella, Pointe Lachenal and the Vallee Blanche and then onto successful ascent of Mont Blanc. We were so happy with their achievement.
Stephen's blog tells the story of those two weeks far better than I can so have a look here http://www.stephenmcallister.blogspot.com/ Also Stephen's ascent of Mont Blanc was to raise funds for charity. Julie's ascent was so brilliant too as she had attempted to climb Mont Blanc four years ago and had been frustrated by the poor commitment of their guide.
So congratulations to them both as they both put in so much effort and achieved so much.

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