Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Sylvie Phobie, Barberine -Friday 24th July

A change of scenery and a climb at Barberine before the massive storm that hit Chamonix on Friday evening.

Le Grand Bornand - Camping Les Clos du Pins

A lovely campsite with some great views just out of the main village. The village itself seems to have fetes every weekend and market days during the week so it is constantly busy.

Pointe Percee - Monday 20th July - more pics!

Monday, 3 August 2015

Pointe Percee - Monday 20th July

From Col des Annes up to the refuge and on to Pointe Percee's classic climb up the arete to the summit then a long scramble back down. The route was perfect for a hot day as it is mostly north facing and with a bit of cloud around to add atmosphere, conditions were quite pleasant.
The climbing is straightforward mostly then steeper for the last section up the summit. The exposure is immense especially on Le Rasoir, a knife-edge arete!

Ailefroide to Le Grand Bornand - Saturday 18th July

Due to the road between La Grave and Grenoble being closed by the landslide at the Tunnel du Chambon, we chose to drive over the Col du Galibier...long and twisty but very scenic. It was strange seeing the road signs for Grenoble all blacked out and La Meije in summer conditions.