Saturday, July 25, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
The following day we rested by driving 45minutes down the valley to the nearest town, were stocked up on food, cash and camping gas. The afternoon was spent lying in the sun planning our next route. We decided to walk up La Mieje to the Promentoire hut from where we would attempt another PD mixed route. The Promentoire hut is awesome. It is fairly small, sleeping just 40 people. And it does the best food I have ever had in a hut (homemade Tirimasu for crying out loud). But to cap it all, it is perched on the smallest rock ledge, half way up the biggest rock face. It's in this picture- can you spot it?
Posted by Rosey Grant at 4:37 am
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
We set out the next morning and made the col in good time. However, the cloud, wind and cold were not particularly inviting so we abandoned our route and just nipped up a little peak on the other side of the col. This is Maria and I sheltering from the wind. Thanks to Cathryn for the picture.
Posted by Rosey Grant at 4:25 am
Monday, July 06, 2009
Sunday, July 05, 2009
For our first route we decided to do a PD rock route to the summit of Mt Gioberney. Unfortunatley, route finding wasn't quite as straight forward as this helpful sign would imply! This was taken outside the Pilatte hut, looking east with the Pilatte glacier and Les Bans behind.
Posted by Rosey Grant at 4:09 am