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Charlet Ghilini (III,5 500m) North Face Pre de Bar, Argentiere Basin

Rob enjoying being in the superb narrow ice goulotte of the Charlet Ghilini

Steep granite walls of the Pre de Bar North Face all around

This ice is almost as good as Ben Nevis!

Superb ice climbing on the Charlet Ghilini, Argentiere Basin, Chamonix

Eigerwand Like Exposure on the Ice Hose of the Charlet Ghilini

Pre de Bar, Argentiere Basin, Chamonix. Photo Heike Puchan

Is it the North Face of Changabang? No, it's Heike just enjoying brilliant climbing on the Charlet Ghilini

Argentiere Basin, Chamonix

Pschedelic Wall! Heike putting in a good lead on thin ice to access the upper pitches of the Charlet Ghilini

Pre de Bar, Chamonix

The Cascade! Sustained & steep ice but thankfully with various pegs on the right wall

Heike tackles one of the various cruxes on the Charlet Ghilini, Chamonix

The relative sanctity of simple grade V ice above!

More quality ice climbing on the Pre de Bar North Face, Chamonix

The even greater sanctity of the Argentiere Refuge is reached after a very long day on the crag!

Argentiere Hut, Chamonix Valley