Top- Me Summit
2nd – Euan Summit
Lower 2- Me and Euan heading back down with more storms moving in.
Yesterdy Euan and I headed to the Albert Premier Hut, with the intention of climbing the Forbes Arete which has seen a few ascents over the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately, when we got up this morning lightning storms surrounded the Mont Blanc Massif. And as we walked out onto the glacier the skies erupted. We still managed to climb a smaller summit called the Petitie Fourche, 3520m, (Facile) during a clearing in the weather. This little peak saved the day.
Hopefully were now going to head to Les Ecrins to do some top class alpine rock routes on peaks in that area.
Top pic- Is a topo of the second half of the route in the setting sun
Yesterday Euan and I headed up on the 11:45 telepherique to the half way station on the Aiguille du Midi. We then walked for about 40mins, which took us to the bottom of our route which was the 3rd Spur (TD) 1300m. We started climbing around 1pm. The route consisted of some good technical rock and mixed climbing and some aiding to speed things along. We got to the top Midi station at 5am this morning after climbing through the night. It was a good route and the weather could not have been any better. It was my first route on this Mountain and after looking around at the numerous routes in the area while climbing last night, I can safly say it wont be my last.
After our three big days doing Alpine routes. Euan and I dicided to go for some easy sport cragging. Still totally gubbed from the previous few days nothing harder than 6b+ got ticked. But it was fun to get moving on the French sport crags.