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Gully Variations (III, 4+, 400m) North Face Mont Dolent

Entering the Argenitere Basin, Chamonix at Christmas

Main peak in the background is Mont Dolent with its icy North Face Goulottes

Rob starting up the initial Gully on the North Face of Mont Dolent

Dougal and I spent a week of perfect but very cold weather in the Argentiere Basin just before Christmas and did not see another team in the whole Cirque

Fantastic views over the pristine and deserted Argentiere Basin, Chamonix

North / East Faces of the Aiguille Verte and Les Droites just visible on the left bank of the Argentiere Glacier whilst the Argentiere Refuge is situated on the moraine of the right bank.

Rob & Dougal enjoying the craic and well wrapped up for Winter Alpinism

North Face of Mont Dolent, Christmas 2005

Doug with a small foot ledge and a big atmosphere on the Mont Dolent North Face

 

Rapping back to the skis after about 5 pitches on Mont Dolent North Face

Argentiere Basin, Chamonix Valley

Dougal in the 'Black Hole of Calcutta' that is the Argentiere Hut Winter Room!

A week of weather with temps at around -25C, but at least it was quiet!