Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Pauls alpine training trip - Same old Cham!

After arriving in chamonix around lunchtime we had great expectations on shooting up to the midi for the afternoon to get paul on his first alpine route the cosmiques arete, this was put to bed though with the low black cloud and moody looking mountains, instead we decided to head down to Les Gaillands where we could do a little multi pitch and also brush up on pauls abseiling skills and other mountain techniques before heading up onto the hill. we managed to do quite a few routes wich were all pretty cool, we were also joined by Kat for a short while late afternoon where paul and kat sailed up a nice sustained arete while I soloed up next to them :-)

We packed up just in time as the rain started to come down. after a quick shower we headed for a bite to eat and a few beers hoping for good weather tomorrow.

Paul cruising up "larere des bucherons" 5c

Paul practicing his abseilling techniques.

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