Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Midi North Face Climb

I had planned to attempt a solo today of the Supercouloir on Mont Blanc du Tacul, but arriving at the top of the Aiguille du Midi in the midst of strong wind and clouds, I decided it would be imprudent. So I took the telepherique back down to the Plan de l'Aiguille, left my backpack with the lifties, and headed out to climb a line on the North Face of the Aiguille du Midi.

Stormy weather and spindrift, with the telepherique cables above:

Argh. I certainly made the right call about Supercouloir, but it was imprudent to not bring sunglasses or goggles on the Midi North Face:

Looking down the upper slopes of the Mallory route, with Chamonix visible below: