Mont Blanc de Cheilon

~ Friday 23rd August 2013

 Back in the Val d'Hérens this week and my first visit of the summer to the Cabane des Dix, where the new guardians are doing a great job in their first season - it can't be easy following on from Pierre and Béatrice, who ran the Dix for 12 years. Poor weather in the afternoon left some fresh snow and surprisingly cold temperatures (it's still August!) but we climbed the Cheilon normal route in great conditions. It was amazingly quiet, with only 2 other teams. The winter route is still fine for descent too, and is a quick way off the mountain. 

Next day, hoping for sunny, warm rock, we drove up to Bréona. After a quick chat with the farmer we saw no-one all day, great climbing - and it was warm!

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