24th to 27th June 2012 Saas Grund and Chamonix

Robbo and Dosh on the summit of Mont Blanc Du Tacul.

Sun and blue sky above the Chamonix peaks.

 

 

Descending Mont Blanc Du Tacul with the Aiguille Du Midi behind.

On Monday I travelled through to Saas Grund to meet Mountain Guides Owain Jones and Kevin O’Neale and Kevin’s team of seven climbers. We used the Saas Grund system to access the Triftgletscher and look at some Ecole De Glace skills. We stayed at the Hosaas Hut overnight with the intention of climbing the Weissmeis on Tuesday. Unfortunately, poor weather meant this was not an option. When the weather cleared late morning we climbed the Jagihorn.On Wednesday, we used the Aiguille Du Midi lift system to access the Midi Arete and the Cosmiques Hut. Today, we climbed Mont Blanc Du Tacul. The summit rocks were very Scottish, with a good covering of rime and a few mixed moves to gain the summit cross.

Approaching the summit of Mont Blanc Du Tacul.

 

The lads with Mont Maudit behind