/ Chamonix -leaving stuff in tent
well we did it..... Thats not to say its 'safe' to ever leave stuff in a tent, but it didn't seem that dodgey either.
I've had stuff nicked from a tent many years ago. That was in Snell's Field though... We reckoned it was a couple of local teenagers who were hanging around, probably not other climbers. After a while a couple of Spanish guys pitched up next to us with the biggest Alsatian dog I have ever seen. They (and the dog) were very friendly and we did't loose any gear after that.
I'd keep anything remotely nickable well out of sight; very few people would be mad enough to take a sweaty sleeping bag or a pair of manky trainers, but stuff like head torches and stoves can be quickly pocketed.
> I've had stuff nicked from a tent many years ago. That was in Snell's Field though...
Same here, again years ago,
Good advice, but we lost all of our ice gear while we were away doing a rock route.
Standing around in Snell's in 70s...
couple of Spanish lads wander up:
"can you camp here"
"yes, just put a tent up"
"are there thieves here?"
"of course not, we're british"
<roars of laughter>
The lads scampered. We never saw them again.
Never had a problem at the Glacier d'Argentiere campsite, Julian and Audrey keep a pretty good eye on who goes in and out and people will generally keep an eye on your tent if you're off on a route.
Nevertheless, keep anything valuable out of sight - don't leave your new Quarks poking out from under your tent or whatever.
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