07 October, 2009

Webtogs Chamonix weekend...

In August our friends at Webtogs - leading UK online outdoor gear experts - joined us in Chamonix for a weekend of alpine adventure.

To read their story click on http://blog.webtogs.co.uk/2009/10/04/chmonix-trip-the-lowdown/

To watch the video click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXM4w67wjtE

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01 October, 2009

Fantastic Autumn Weather and Golden Granite. Liz Jones returns to the Mont Blanc Massif.

Autumn can be a great season for Alpine climbing, the weather can be stable and storm-free and further more it is out of the main tourist season.

True to form the autumn of 2009 has been sunny and warm which means there is a vast choice of fantastic routes to choose from.

Liz Jones enjoyed 2 weeks of high level Alpine Rock Climbing in the Chamonix area at the start of September.

In all we climbed 8 routes:

1: Emperon du Cosmiques
2: North spur of the Papillon Arete
3: 'Punk not dead', Balme
4: 'Amazonia', Envers
5: 'Guy Anne', Envers
6: 'Venus', Dalmaze
7: Rebuffat, South Face of Midi
8: 'Crakoukass', Aiguille Rouge

Liz trains hard for her alpine climbing and this level of dedication allows her to climb on very steep rock (illustrated in the pictures).

Picture 1: Guy Anne

Picture 2: Punk not Dead

Picture 3: Liz leading on Crakoukass

Picture 4: South face of the Midi

I also thoroughly enjoyed these climbs so thanks Liz and see you next year!