I was out this week on behalf of Frost Guiding with Chris. We had a successful week completing the following;
- Rock climbing at the Vallorcine Slabs.
- The traverse of Pointe Percee via the Arête du Doigt and Cheminee Sallanches.
- Arete Marion.
- The Dom (4545m).
- Skills day near Arolla.
John and I have had a successful week in the Alps visiting two different areas.
On Sunday we walked to the Hotel Fluhalp to overnight before climbing the Rimpfischhorn (4199m) the next day. The route was quiet and in good condition. On the facebook I have added the www.camptocamp.org topo which is useful for those doing the peak.
We walked to the Dom Hutte on Tuesday. The next morning we climbed the brilliant Festigrat to the summit of the Dom (4545m) before descending the Voie Normale. The Festigrat was in reasonably good condition. There are some sections of ice and we pitched the steeper ice section as mentioned in the guidebook. The Voie Normale was in good condition. However, the track is too close to the seracs so I put in my own line.
Yesterday we traversed the Petite Aiguille Verte (3512m) above Chamonix. The rimaye is currently climbable at a number of locations.
Lots more photos on the climbnow facebook page.
A new course itinerary has been added to the website; ‘Intro to Alpinism: Switzerland’. The outline can be found under the ‘Alpine Summer’ icon.