Saturday, June 30, 2012

Another trip to Morzine

Back in June Itzi and I went out to Morzine to see all the folks out there, especially Chris & Kates new arrival Alahna, amazingly it also coincided with Monty's second birthday! We managed to squeeze in as much climbing as possible, some local stuff at the elephants nose in St Jean D'Aulps where we practised faffing climbing multi pitch with 3! This was so we could put it into practice on some routes in Chamonix. So on our day off from the girls (they had one too and went to the spa-how different we are!)we drove down the valley, through Chamonix to a crag that had been recommended "Vallorcine", it was in a beautiful part of the valley and after a short walk we arrived. Unfortunately it was running with water but we got started anyway and once out of the forest onto the second pitch it dried up. We had a cracking time on route, despite getting lost and actually climbing about 3 different routes in one, which made it quite an adventure, thankfully it was quiet so we didn't annoy too many people!!! IMAG0366 IMAG0370 IMAG0392 IMG_3779 IMAG0362 Lots of nice social evenings, eating and drinking ensued and some more local climbing, plus Itzi and I did the red via ferrata at Rocher de la Chaux, which I was very impressed with considering it was Itzi's first adventure above about 100m! DSCN1115 DSCN1112 DSCN1108 DSCN1100 DSCN1156 Cheeky post climb drink More climbing at Rocher de la Chaux IMG_0534 IMG_0540 Great times (unfortnately no biking this year but you can't do it all....

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