2 June 2016, Very Snowy Conditions On The Eiger & Italian Side Monte Bianco

No surprise to hear that the Mittelleggi Hut on the Eiger will not be opening any time soon. Reports from Grindlewald are of very snow and poor conditions. The snowy start to the season is better for peaks like the Monch and Jungfrau which have both been done recently but are now covered in a lot of fresh snow again.

Our Chamonix mountaineering team climbed the Aiguille d’Entreves yesterday from the Torino Hut, with a track in place. They climbed the Aiguilles Marbrees today, without snow shoes for the approach, but are planning to use them for the traverse of the Vallee Blanche tomorrow. Tracks were also seen going to the Tour Ronde & Aiguille de Toule, although these may be well covered after todays fresh snow.

On Mont Blanc, Guides made a fresh track up today from Tete Rousse to Gouter Huts but there is no track yet up Mont Blanc!