La Crémerie

We got up late, of course, but we didn’t have plans for a big day. We had decided to check out the ice at La Crémerie which is only a short walk from the Grand Montets lift station.

We took to shuttle bus from the centre of Chamonix up to Grand Montets – the usual pack ’em in like sardines fun – and by the time we arrived we realised we had forgotten the guide book and the map. It didn’t matter, it wasn’t difficult to find.

The road to La Crémerie
The road to La Crémerie

We walked up the road towards the gorge, passing the most wonderful aromas coming from the Restaurant Crémerie, then passed the helicopter pad, and onto the track that took us up to the ice routes.

There were a couple of teams there already, but fortunately the best line was free. It might have been Chantilly, or it might not have. It didn’t matter what it was called. It was a fun bit of vertical ice.

Pete doing his usual stuff on vertical ice
Pete doing his usual stuff on vertical ice

But the day was well below freezing, so we decided one route was enough. We headed back down to enjoy a hot chocolate in the restaurant :yum: :yum: before heading back to base.

The cosy Restaurant Crémerie
The cosy Restaurant Crémerie

8 thoughts on “La Crémerie”

  1. Hey Pete, the ice looks good……… I bet its good to get the axes swinging again (dont forget to pack them!!)
    The cremerie restaurant is great :yum: :yum: :yum: I can remember a fantastic soup in there!!!
    Unfortunately I also have some memories of the heli-pad 😯 😕

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