January 13th 2013, Spring Like Weather Giving Reasonable Conditions For 'Winter' Alpinism....
Despite it being full mid winter the relatively mild temperatures and dry snow conditions have allowed reasonable access to some of the high mountain ro... more>
1st April 2012, Spring in the Argentiere Basin Air
Various teams out enjoying the alpine ice on the north faces and sun kissed rock on the south / west faces above the Argentiere Glacier today. Although the Ginat route on Les Droites North Face has been climbed recently there was no one on the face today. The two big neighboring North... more>
The amazing autumn period of stable, dry sunny weather here in the Chamonix Valley is ending today. For the first time in over a month, the summit of Mont Blanc has disappeared behind gathering thick cloud and strong south westerly winds are whipping up even the old, dry snow surface. And, yes, wait for it....Yes, fresh snow is on the way! The much awaited 'Or Blanc' is forecast to arrive th... more>