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The cold world of skimo & alpine climbing

The cold world of skimo & alpine climbing

Friday, February 25, 2011

Chamonix '11?

Day 3 in Chamonix.  No avalanches, Police stations, Emergency rooms, Doctor's offices or lost gear today.  And thankfully no one died.   We seem to be on a roll now.  Of course going from sea level to 11K feet has a few draw backs but that is easy (although painful) to fix.

The climbers above are on the the NW face of the Midi and is taken from the station walk way.  (Goulotte Profit / Perroux III 4, M5  I think?) A short  climb I hope to get on by next week when I can actually breath and climb at 3800m / 11k.   Today it was hard enough just skiing down.

Sunset from the Midi station after doing the Cosmic Arete with 20cm of new snow and a cold wind @ -18C.