After taking a few photos we decided to push on, There was short abseil down the other side into the snow arete which lead to the final point of the traverse, due to time we decided to descent the steep snow face back down onto the vallee blanche, this was probably harder than it would have been if we would have continued over the next summit.
walking back across the glacier was pretty tough with the sun beating down on us, but we kept a steady pace and was soon fighting our way back up the midi ridge. Overall another good day in the mountains with good company...
Also the end of a good training trip for paul where I think he has done really well and certainly grown and improved in his own abillity and confidence in the mountains... well done mate.
Now time for a few drinks before heading back home to England.....
|Paul and Kat at the foot of the midi Ridge|
|Paul moving up the slopes of pointes lachenal|
|Paul on the summit of pointes Lachenal|
Kat just below the summit of Pointes lachenal
|Kat on the summit of Pointes Lachenal|
|Paul and kat traversing the summit ridge just before the abseil|
|East face of mont blanc du tacul with mont blanc looming in the distance|
|Paul on the short abseil from the summit|
|Kat descending the steep snow slope back down to the vallee blanche|