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Snell's Field - 2007
© Doug, Aug 2007

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Back in the 70s this was arguably the centre of British alpinism
Doug - 29/Aug/07
Is it possible to camp there now?
Caspar - 30/May/09
Back in the mid-70's the Biolay was definitely the centre of British Alpinism.
Gordon Smith - 05/Jul/10
By the time I first went to Chamonix in 1976 the Biolay was shut & I had the impression it had been for a couple of years - anyone know when the Biolay shut/Snell's opened ?
Maybe Snell's was only the centre for the late 70s ?
Doug - 05/Jul/10
Happy days. A bit smaller now with some flood work. Had a nostalgic visit in 2010, met a Scots family doing the same thing.
I think Snells took over in 1973 ( my first year ). I expected to go to the Biolet but it had just been cleared and everybody was at Snells. In later years ( 76 ? ) some folk drifted back to the Biolet, but Snells was always far busier.
When did the small ( paying ) campsite next to the boulder close?
Rick Graham - 12/Jan/15
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