Sunday, 31 July 2011
1st bin up
So after arriving last night in Chamonix, Kenny and I got the first lift up the Aguille Du Midi and headed over to the Triangle on Mont Blanc du Tacul for a warm up route, we climbed a combination of pitches, 4 in total and then abbed off. The ice was generally good and this climb allowed us to blow a few cobwebs away and remember how to use axes and crampons! I think we mainly followed the German Couloir. A super warm day with many teams out on the Chere Couloir. After we abbed of we went and got our bags and made the 3-4 hour walk around to the Arete de La Brenva. Whilst walking over we saw a team lifted off a rock route, amazing to watch to watch the skill of the reacue team! We climbed a short and steep couloir to get up onto the ridge where we met the bivi hut. This small hut was really nice, we were the first team there but within 10 minutes of arriving 10 other climbers arrived to the small bivi. A cosy and socialable night.