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~ Wednesday 12th September 2012

 An excellent couple of days around the Trient plateau, with nights at the Orny and Trient huts. Perfect for crampon training and acclimatising, and pretty nuch deserted at this time of year - there were only 10 people in Orny, maybe 20 at Trient. 

Another sunrise...red sky in the morning....

It's late season and even after last week's snow the Alps are dry - there's a huge bergschrund on the Trient side of the Col Sup du Tour, and the Cham side is very dry. Aiguille du Tour normal route is OK, but dry and loose. 

 

but it's not that deep...