Chamonix Alpine

on Jun 18, 2011

We started The 2011 alpine guiding season in Chamonix this year. David is back in the Alps working on Mont Blanc ascents, classic alpine mix routes and teaching mountaineering. If you happen to be in the area, he is still available most week-ends till July 10th. Click here for photos and more info.

Alpine Granite and Mixed Routes

David is back in the Alps kicking off the 2011 Alpine guiding season. He just finished his first week of work there culminating in a successful ascent of Mont Blanc. He feels really lucky to start the summer guiding season in such a majestic and historical mountain range. The Chamonix area boast a lifetime worth of quality alpine climbing for all abilities.

The alpine conditions are typically really good in June, this year is no exception. Many classic alpine mixed routes are in good shape. The normal route on Mont Blanc (Arete Des Bosses) is also in great shape and as usual well traveled. People are climbing some of the classic higher elevation south facing routes on dry rock. Also, the lower elevation alpine rock routes in the “Aiguilles rouges” are generally snow free.

Here are some photos from the past week, enjoy…

Crampon school on the “Mer de Glace”

“Les Moulins”, Mer de Glace

L’arete on Aiguille du Midi

Climber on “La Rebufat” South face of Aiguille du Midi

L’ArĂȘte des Cosmiques, Aiguile du Midi

Mont Blanc du Tacul

Summer is in the air! Beautiful alpine flowers

Heading up Mont Blanc, view from “Dome du Gouter”

Morning light on Aiguille du midi from Dome du Gouter

Mont Blanc and the normal route “l’ArĂȘte des Bosses” on the right

Enjoying denser air while coming back down, “Aiguile de Bionnassay” in the background

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