Chamonix Spring Alpinism – March

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At the end of March David H joined me for his regular week to climb big icy things around Chamonix. Frustratingly, we hit a stormy spell in between all the amazing good wether, and so it became a very eclectic week of doing what we could, when we could and where we could! We managed 3 good technical routes in between the snow storms, including the Cecchinel Jager on Point Lachenal, Le Temps est Assassin on the Tacul triangle (both climbed to the end of the icy/mixed sections), and the brilliantly situated Laratoune on the Grand Capucin North face. This is a mad little corner of the range with great views down around the Petit Capucin – nice to go somewhere a little different. During the bad weather we visited La Frasse near Araches and Arnad through in Italy for some quality rock climbing – all in all a tough week to call but plenty of mileage so we both went home happy.. and tired

Rich