Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Alps 2012 - some pics from July

 A cold night out on the Vallee Blanche - everything frosted and white.
 Vallee Blanche
 Tacul satellites and Grand Capucin
 Mont Blanc du Tacul
 After a storm
 Snow plastered window at Aiguille du Midi...
...and hot chocolate!
The approach to the Pyramide du Tacul
 Another chough!
 Ron setting off
Looking back at the ridge
 Abseiling down...
to climb back up again at Les Mottets
The Dru
Ron nearing the top

Here are a few more randomly selected pictures from the heaps of pictures and video clips that we have taken over the summer rather than a day by day account. Ron will be adding more to his blog and I'll get some pictures posted for August too.

Picasa photo album link

Here's the direct link to the photo album that has all my blog photos in it.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Alps 2012 - a selection of bits and pieces from June

 We arrived in Chamonix towards the end of June to find cool, misty weather which soon improved. I've added a few photos of some of our days out in June. More for July to follow...! So many pictures to sort through!
 Photo from one of our days' cragging at Les Cheserys with beautiful views up the valley towards Mont Blanc.
 All packed up for a bivi trip and an early start to climb Mont Blanc du Tacul for a bit more acclimatisation after our previous trip along the Cosmiques Arete.
 Only to find that it was raining at the Aiguille du Midi and that the snow was mush so straight back down again! One of the benefits of having a season pass for the lifts.
 An early cable car and back up to the Aiguille du Midi the following day to enjoy great conditions.

 Looking back to the Aiguille du Midi.
 The ridge to the summit of Mont Blanc du Tacul
Mont Maudit and Mont Blanc.