Vallouise

By , July 31, 2009 5:53 am
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Ecrins Total

By , July 30, 2009 5:29 am
Fi

At last some pictures of me leading.. and what a route!!  It’s a little shorter than La Snoopy at only 200 metres but I think it’s probably one of my favourites in Ailefroide because of the quality and friction fo the rock.  Thanks again to Ron and Fi for a brilliant couple of days guiding and for these […]

La Snoopy

By , July 29, 2009 4:34 am
Ron

It’s been ages since I was last in Ailefroide so to help me regain some confidence I’d arranged for Ron and Fi to drag me up something a little bit bigger today.  La Snoopy is gorgeous and apart from the 6b move right in the middle (which I obviously aided)  most of the climbing actualy felt easier than similarly […]

La Tete de la Draye

By , July 28, 2009 4:34 pm
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We started a short and shady walk to la Tete de la Draye to start the morning but we didn’t make it to the top because the path got a little too dangerous.  After lunch it was back to the terribly polished l’ecole de la Fissure to practise our slab technique and multi pitch rope work, which as always was […]

J’arrive a Ailefroide!

By , July 26, 2009 12:19 pm
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We’ve finally arrived at Ailefroide, our new home for the next two weeks.  We have little more than a few basic shops and a bar at the cold wing of Mont Pelvoux but we should have our share of more than 300 days of sunshine per year to compensate!!  Armed with two little tents, a massive sack of climbing gear and […]

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