Monday, 23 July 2012

North East Spur Les Droites .... part 1

Today Kenny, Paul and I got the first lift up and walked down onto the Argentier Glacier to the base of this massive route.  Rock climbing was on the cards for our first day, ice climbing for the second.  Our third day would probably be spent getting back to Chamonix.  The climbing was great, we all had rock shoes on with our big boots, crampons, axes and bivi kit tucked away in our bags.  We had an ace days climbing on varied terrain which got us up to the ice around 5/6pm. Unfortuntely the ice was thin and mushy so we were unable to climb a couple of pitches so instead we bivied so it would freeze up over night......

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