/ Chamonix conditions

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Roberttaylor - on 24 Jun 2013
Is anyone out at the moment? How are conditions? I am considering heading out for 2 weeks to try some of the easier NF routes.

Robert
MG - on 26 Jun 2013
In reply to Roberttaylor: Snowy. Also cold, so higher the snow has not fully consolidated.
Ron Walker - on 26 Jun 2013
In reply to Roberttaylor:
Conditions for the mixed routes are currently excellent with many of the popular classics being climbed and very banked up for the time of year. There are also now good walking trails in the Vallee Blanche and the high south facing rock routes are clear and being climbed. Folk climbing on the Frendo and Mallory today and yesterday. Heaps of folk on all the Triangle du Tacul ice and mixed routes. Weathers been unseasonly cold and more snow being forecast! Lower down mid mountain rock routes in the Aig Rouge and from Midi mid station upwards still have snowy approaches!
Cheers Ron
Ben Briggs - on 26 Jun 2013
In reply to Ron Walker: I haven't been up in the mountains for a while and wondered what the Sentinel Rouge on the south face of Mont Blanc or the Bonatti Zappelli on the GPDA looks like. Anyone seen over that way recently? Is there any snow sticking to them?
jon on 26 Jun 2013
In reply to Ben Briggs:

For skiing or climbing...?
Ben Briggs - on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to jon: For skiing, I wouldn't fancy climbing either of the routes, scary seracs!
Eddie1234 - on 27 Jun 2013
In reply to Roberttaylor: There is still quite a lot of snow around at the minute and plenty of skiers around the Aiguille du Midi. Had a go at the Midi-Plan traverse on Tuesday in poor conditions, take a look here for photos of conditions in the area http://roebuckmountaineering.co.uk/blog/
Ron Walker - on 29 Jun 2013
In reply to Roberttaylor:

Time permitting over the summer I'll be uploading regular photos of the Mont Blanc area onto my Facebook Alps 2013 album at

https://m.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.377251655708721.1073741836.124310161002873&type=1&__...

It's pissing down today so a lot of fresh snow up high!
Dean hepworth - on 29 Jun 2013
In reply to Roberttaylor: well the weather is looking grim for the next few days some fresh snow yesterday and down in the valley it has been raining pretty much all night so I can imagine there is a lot of snow about high up
hetaher - on 29 Jun 2013
Very wet
Mike Nolan - on 29 Jun 2013
In reply to hetaher: And white!
hairy51 - on 04 Jul 2013
Anyone out and about in Chamonix at the mo? Heading over soon so keeping a close eye on the forecast...

jon on 13 Jul 2013
In reply to Ben Briggs:
> (In reply to Ron Walker) I haven't been up in the mountains for a while and wondered what the Sentinel Rouge on the south face of Mont Blanc or the Bonatti Zappelli on the GPDA looks like. Anyone seen over that way recently? Is there any snow sticking to them?

> >For skiing or climbing...?

> For skiing, I wouldn't fancy climbing either of the routes, scary seracs!

Come on Ben - tell us about it!
http://www.camptocamp.org/forums/viewtopic.php?pid=1851809#p1851809
pneame on 13 Jul 2013
In reply to jon:
Bloody hell.
I feel a bit sick
http://www.lucapandolfi.com/2013/07/grand-couloir-de-la-sentinelle-rouge-05-07-2013/
Audacious enough on skis, but on a board??!!
Striking pictures

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