Tuesday, 28 June 2011


Saturday, 25 June 2011

Vallee Blanche and Roi de Siam

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Les Cheserys

Monday, 20 June 2011

Les Cheserys

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Cosmiques Arete

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Les Cheserys - un pere noel pour lucy

Rainy and drizzly on Monday then brighter again on Tuesday so back to Les Cheserys as it was just such an easy place to get to from our base at the Le Tour car park.
This time we climbed one of the newer routes, Un pere noel pour lucy, 5a, 5c, 5b, 6a, 6a - enjoyable climbing all the way up.
More bouquetin again, there seem to be a lot around this year and so many little ones too.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Les Cheserys - voie de l'emhm

We arrived in the Chamonix valley on Wednesday 8th June after a pleasant journey on the ferry from Newcastle to Ijmuiden then a long drive through Holland, Germany and Switerland to reach France. The German autobahns were quite an experience with the fast cars and no speed limit. The van plods along quite happily at 60ish mph so we were definitely a slow vehicle!
Our favourite campsite, Les Arolles, had not opened so we parked up at Le Tour for a few nights retreating every now and then for a night on the campsite at Le Buet when the need for showers became rather important.
The nights were cold, clear and starry and Sunday was a beautiful day so we walked from Le Tour to the slabs at Les Cheserys which are always good for a day's climbing with fantastic views over to Mont Blanc and some entertaining young bouquetins too.
We climbed Voie de l'EMHM, four pitches, 6a, 5a, 3,5c.