6 July 2016, Aiguilles du Tour & Chardonnet – Excellent Conditions

The combination of very good snow cover on the glaciers, great weather and a hard overnight freeze gave near perfect summer alpine mountaineering conditions today for our large teams ascent of the Aiguille du Tour. A real pleasure crunching over well frozen snow on the glacier at dawn with very little bare ice or crevassing in site.

We climbed the Aiguille du Tour via the snow couloir leading from the Swiss side to the breche between the 2 main summits. Team were also climbing the Purtscheller South Ridge and the Chardonnet via the Migot Spur with good looking conditions and a well tracked descent.