The Sorcerer, Ghost Valley

The Sorcerer, Ghost Valley

Tuesday, 2 July 2013


Super hot here again today in Chamonix, but still some great conditions high up, although the snow's changing fast.
We traversed the Vallee' Blanche & then climbed the North Face of the Tour Ronde yesterday.

Our route yesterday on the North Face of the Tour Ronde

Sagi enjoying the great conditions, on the North Face of the Tour Ronde

Looking up 'the narrows' above the initial 150m of snow slopes, above the glacier & bergshrund on the North Face of the Tour Ronde.

Sagi entering 'the narrows' about a third of the way up the North Face

Great views looking across the valley to Les Dru, Aiguille Vert & the south sides of Les Droites & les Courtes high up on the North Face
Sagi topping out on the Tour Ronde

We had a great panorama of the Tour Ronde, Mt Blanc & Mt Blanc du Tacul as we crossed the Vallee' Blanche on the Helbrunner Lift back to L'Aiguille du Midi & Chamonix

Take care though, as the snow high up is still in the middle of a transitional phase from the heavy fall from only a few weeks ago, going through the super warm spell we're seeing at the moment, before it cleans up & transforms. Some wet snow slides & soft unconsolidated snow is still catching folk out on routes. Although the change here is fast if this warm spell continues.

Stay safe


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