Via Ferrata Des Vigneaux

By , July 31, 2010 11:37 am

After a morning of watching para-gliders land in the field next to our tent, we went to do Tims first Via Ferrata.  Described as a classic in our guide book because of its exposure I was a little worried about taking him on this route but he was absolutely fine, the route splits at half way […]

Little Palavar

By , July 31, 2010 11:19 am

Desperate to do new routes this year Alex and I tried Little Palavar that had been recommended by Ron and Fi yesterday.  We were lazy and disorganised in the morning so we didn’t start until 12 which was a problem because the book says it takes around 5 hours.  When we finally started, things didn’t go smoothly and I ended up […]

Via Ferrata De La Croix De Toulouse – et la Cite Vauban

By , July 31, 2010 10:46 am

Today was a rest day and started with light showers so we drove to McDonalds (McDo) in Briancon.  While we were here Alex and I couldn’t resist one of the easy via ferratas that over looks the Bastille.  Once finished there was plenty of time left so we did a tour of the old Briancon city […]

Two Hot Men

By , July 31, 2010 10:13 am

Tim’s first climb didn’t go as smoothly as I’d hoped but to be fair it wasn’t really his fault.  The route was brilliant but the first three pitches are steep and very exposed in places.  Though not  particularly difficult I can see how it could be scary for a first timer.  There was a fair bit of rope pulling and he […]

Derma Spray

By , July 29, 2010 5:09 am

We warmed up at l’ecole today and finished with one of Daves favourites – the 3 pitch Derma Spray (5b, 6a, 6a).  It was a little leaky at the top but still a great climb!  Tim did his first lead which Lucas seconded with a unique snake style of climbing.  Rather than stand on his […]

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