Alpine Conditions Gallery
Ciarforon (3642m) NE Ridge & North Face, Italian Alps
North Face looking horrible and in no where near as good condition as 2 summers ago.
North Face Tour Ronde, September 10th 2010
Two climbers starting the face circled in Red. Mont Maudit and Kuffner Arete on right
The Great Freney Couloir, Mont Blanc, 14/9/2010
A vertical icefall at 4500m on the Italian side of Mont Blanc
Les Droites North Face, Argentiere Basin, Chamonix
Two teams on the face climbing 'The Ginat', IV,5. 28th Jan 2011
Gabarrou Albinoni & Modica Noury, Feb 9th 2011
Climbers on the classic Chamonix Ice Goulottes, Gabarrou Albinoni (upper left) & Modica Noury (upper centre), Feb 9th 2011. A team also on Pinocchio, East Face Mont Blanc du Tacul, Chamonix
The Grand Couloir on Mont Blanc's Gouter Route
7/6/2011. Cables not fixed but work to establish them going on.
Rockfall on the West Face of the Petit Dru, 11/9/2011
Taken from the Aiguille de l'Index at about 1000
Dust Cloud Falls Over The Chamonix Valley After A Rockfall on the West Face of the Petit Dru, 11/9/2011
North Face of the Grande Rocheuse 1st April 2012
With Climbers approaching the Bourges-Mizhari finish
Tour Ronde North Face 13/8/2012
A team can be seen at c. one third height. This team climbed the face fairly swiftly.
North Face of the Grandes Jorasses 17/8/12
Quite snowy conditions for high summer with the Gaurdian at the Couvercle Hut reporting only one successful ascent of the Walker Spur so far this season (in late July). There were two teams climbing on the route on the 19/8/12.
North Face of Les Drus & Aiguille Verte
03/11/12. Taken from Floria buvette on the Aiguilles Rouges side of the Chamonix Valley