/ Frendo Spur Conditions
Has anyone been in Chamonix recently and know of the conditions at the moment; specifically what condition the Frendo is currently in.
Take it you know the route gets quite a serious M grade if still iced up.
Lots of snow about- would need skis or snow shoes to get to the bottom of it. As mentioned by the poster above, I believe it is a lot more challenging in winter conditions, and doesn't get many ascents at this time of year...
Its ok in winter, I did in 2009 in marginal cold weather in about 7h. Not too much snow if I remember right. Left exit id super nice!
Just down from two nights at Cosmiques. Conditions on triangle not good. Lots of hard grey bare ice,same contamines and centre/left of triangle. Frendo snowy, no tracks near it Mon or today. Nice weather today but not good next few days.
Ive just been touring in the Vallee Blanche today and took some piccies of the E. Face of Tacul (it looks good and was v.busy today), and the Frendo from the Benne on the way up.
Any body who wants a closer look at the routes can email me and I'll copy you in on the photos. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Perhaps its not very helpful to add that Mont Blanc Radio is forecasting 40cms of fresh at 3000m tomorow.
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