Tuesday, 4th September 2012 by Ian
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 [...]
Tuesday, 28th August 2012 by Astrid
After the adventures of yesterday we were looking for a more relaxed day today. We headed to the top of the Index chairlift.
Tuesday, 28th August 2012 by Pete
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!
Saturday, 25th August 2012 by Pete
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…
Saturday, 18th August 2012 by Pete
Despite the BBC’s promise that Saturday’s weather would be “dry for most” we woke to this summer’s usual situation, torrential rain! However, a day indoors wasn’t appealing so we decided to embark on a mountain-day with loads of different activities and objectives
Tuesday, 14th August 2012 by Elsie
I got invited on another climbing trip to the Dolomites by my friends Neil and Elizabeth and I can never resist being invited on climbing trips, especially when the lure of Italian food, mountains and the great company of Neil, Elizabeth and Friends is involved, and I even repaid the favour, by tempting my friend [...]
Monday, 13th August 2012 by Pete
Laetitia’s parents were visiting at the weekend and somehow I managed to get a day-pass to go out climbing with Paul! (I think Laetitia had taken pity on me after having managed so little quality climbing this year due to the awful rainy weather we’ve been having all summer.) We chose Dow Crag, and Paul [...]
Tuesday, 7th August 2012 by Pete
The miserable wet summer weather continues, but with optimism and hope winning the battle over wisdom Richard and I headed out to Gouther Crag in Swindale at the weekend.