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~ Saturday 27th September 2008

More perfect weather here so we went over to the Dix hut to climb Mont Blanc de Cheilon. There's still a lot of fresh snow around, but ridges and south faces are in good condition. Its been very cold, so north facing slope are still deep soft snow - about 40cm at 3600m. It was the last night of the season at the hut, with about 25 walkers but only 2 of us climbing - again, we were the only people on the mountain.

On the summit, Mont Blanc de Cheilon

                              

Compare this to the summit 3 weeks ago here

The tricky step below the summit

Heading down through fresh snow