Sunday, 14 September 2008
For the last to weeks i have been trying my luck at some alpine climbing. I was climbing with Ian Hay. We stated in Chamonix on the Chardonnet, we made an accent of the classic Forbes arete, it was in superb condition. From the summit I got good look in to the Argentiere Basin, it looked good, lots of routes in good condition i.e. The Battembourg-Thivierge gully, The north face of the Droites looked climbable and the north face of the Aiguille d'Argentiere look very good to. We then headed over to Switzerland to try and find some better weather and some dry rock. We headed to the Stockhorn. The weather was looking good for a few days so we made the long walk (5 hours) up the beautiful valley to the Baltschieder hut, from here we climbed the south-east ridge of the Jagihorn. We had the mountain to our self's, it was a very good route on perfect rock well worth the walk. From here we made are way over to the stock horn bivi hut to climb the south ridge. This was the same quality as the Jagihorn. It was back to Chamonix of some sport climbing, we headed to La Malladiere and climbed Indiana Jones a brilliant 7 pitich route that stays dry in thunder storms!!!