16th August 2016, Good Mountaineering Conditions Above The Albert Premier Hut & Mont Blanc & Eiger

Numerous teams were heading up to the Forbes Arete on the Aiguille de Chardonnet this morning, before dawn. Good conditions were reported although it was also reported that a 50m abseil was necessary on the descent, which was well tracked. Many teams were climbing the Aiguille du Tour, along with us, in great snow conditions on the glacier and dry conditions on the summit ridge. One team also traversed the Aiguille Purtscheller via an ascent of it’s fine rock climb up the South Ridge.

Lots of teams were summiting Mont Blanc via the Gouter & Tete Rousse huts today as well as from the Cosmiques for the 3 Monts, Grands Mulets Hut and also the Durier Hut for the traverse of the Bionassay and on to the Dome du Gouter.

On the Eiger, Boris & guest competed the traverse from Mittellegi to Monchsjoch in 7 hours reporting snowy but still quite good conditions (not icy).