With her keen eye for decoration Laetitia had noticed (i.e. nagged me about 😉 ) the weathered state (splitting wood and flaking paint 🙁 ) of our shutters. So, being a two-man job lifting the shutters off, and in particular back on to, their hinges I recruited a decorating professional More “Shutter Renovation”
The morning dawned misty in the valley, so after a late breakfast of pain au chocolat and coffee in town we had a late start for a short midday session at Les Gaillands. The crag was deserted, as the holiday period was over, or was it because only English climb in the heat of the sun?
Pete led three routes which we alternately followed or led.
As it go hotter we ventured higher up the crag to get the full benefit of the searing heat! Pete found a powerful corner 6a which he led, Laetitia followed, and Ian swore at!
As the heat took its toll we escaped to the bottom of the crag where Pete showed off his slack-lining skills to the locals. While Ian and Laetitia went to the ice-cream telepherique to cool down.
Once again there were lots of small creatures to avoid on the crag. Can you name them?
Usually when we’re in Chamonix, I don’t often get the opportunity to do an easy route, but with Ian supporting me we persuaded Pete to go for the easy but classic Aiguille du Tour. More “Aiguille du Tour”
After the adventures of yesterday we were looking for a more relaxed day today. We headed to the top of the Index chairlift. More “Aiguille Rouge”
We left Chamonix early and arrived at the Aiguille du Plan with frost still covering the grass – the north facing cliff we’d selected for today’s adventures was going to be cold! More “Eperon Nord, North West slabs of
Aiguille du Peigne”
After what seemed like endless days of scraping, sanding, painting, and more painting of the apartment’s shutters [more on that latter with before and after pictures] Ian and I finally got out to do some climbing… More “At last a day without paint – L’île aux Razmokets”