5th August 2016, Big Storms In The Mont Blanc Range – But Good Mid Summer Conditions

Big storms last night delivered some impressive flashes of lightening and a shallow covering of fresh snow above around 3000m. With strong winds at the same time there will be an elevated avalanche risk until the melt freeze cycle calms things down again.

Snow conditions were pretty good high on Mont Blanc – and will be again once the fresh snow settles. High altitude alpine rock routes like the Diable Ridge on Mt Blanc du Tacul have come in to good summer condition and again will clear quickly once the sun returns as forecast over the weekend and early next week.

Snow conditions were also reported as good on the traverse of the Aiguille du Chardonnet via the Forbes Arete and descending via the normal route.