Last week I nipped over to Chamonix for a couple of days to meet up with Guy and Oli...hoping the warmer temperatures weren't going to affect the great reports we'd heard from the weekend. We nipped up the Midi for a recce, fitting in a little couloir off the Cosmiques Arete en route:
Guy & Oli halfway along the Cosmiques Arete:
And near the bottom of the couloir:
Guy & Oli with Midi & Cosmiques behind (couloir on L):
We then headed off to check out some lines on the E Face of the Mont Blanc du Tacul (lots of tracks but looked a bit crusty), then onwards down a deserted Valle Blanche to the Requin Hut for a drink. Sadly this was as productive as our trip as a combination of hut wardens, niggly knees, and general tiredness took hold...next time maybe...