Saturday, 9 October 2010
Alps Route 2
On our way down from The Ginat we had great views of the Grande Jorasses. Kenny had a few route in mind and we could see the face was in good nick. After returning to Chamonix we had a restful evening (poco loco's and beer) and the next morning we gathered together our gear and headed back up the Valley Blanche to the base of the Grand Jorasses. We were wanting to do The Croz Spur via the Slovenian start. After a long walk in we bivi'd at the base of the cliff and set off in the morning. We decided to start on the Croz as the Slovenian line didn't look in condition. During the night it rained, Kennys head torch ceased to work, we ended getting off route a little which took up a bit of time and we realised that it may be better the head back down. The route didn't seem to be in top condition so we made a few abseils back to the glacier and walked out. Will defiantly be back for some unfinished business! The Colton-Macintyre route had two teams on and looked in great condition.