Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Alps Route 1

Kenny Grant and I have set aside two weeks for a spot of alpine climbing. We drove out to Chamonix in foul weather to be greeted with a 10 day forecast of settled weather. To make the most of the conditions we headed straight up into the Argentiere Basin up to the North Face of Les Droites. After a night in the hut we headed up The Ginat which we got in amazing conditions. We didn't acclimatise but made great progress topping out in 11 hours. The ice was in excellent condition which resulted in a great climb.