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Mont Blanc Success

~ Saturday 23rd June 2018

Perfect conditions for our ascent of Mont Blanc this week. Safe and snowy in the Grand Couloir, but warm and windless up high meaning we could spend half an hour on the summit appreciating the feeling of standing on the highest peak in Europe.

Aiguilles Dorées from the Trient hut (Mont Blanc)

We had 3 days of blue skies for our acclimatising trip around the Orny and Trient huts, where we climbed the Aiguille du Tour and Tete Blanche as well as brushing up on crampon and rope skills - and enjoying the stunning views.

Aiguille du Tour Tete Blanche

Trekking on the Orny Glacier

Climb Aiguille du Tour Mountain Guide

Aiguille du Tour summit

Gouter ridge Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc Summit view

Gouter ridge Mont Blanc Mountain Guide

Climb to Mont Blanc Summit Mountain Guide

Descending Mont Blanc

Allalinhorn, Via Ferrata and Perrons Traverse

~ Saturday 16th June 2018

The snowy winter has slowly turned into a snowy summer - no surprises there! - but then there's always something to complain about when it comes to snow. Too much, too little, wrong sort...

After some more snowfall up high at the beginning of the week and torrential rain in the valley the weather happily turned into gorgeous summer, hot in the valley but cold clear nights giving good re-freezes and some really good conditions. It's still pre-holiday season too, so the hills have been very quiet.

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