This week we Dave Searle and myself went back to the Miage Glacier under Mont Blanc’s Himalayan sized West Face with the idea to have a semi-rest day and camp on day 1 and then get and early start and ski a line mid-morning before it got too hot. I had some expedition kit to test out so this provided the perfect opportunity.
At the foot of the Miage. We soon got bored of load carrying in the heat and set up camp.
Chilling out in the evening.
My touring set up this season.
Our line for the day on looker’s right
Dave at the start of the 1100 m bootpack
The shrund was bottomless and we roped up
The snow deteriorated due to being worked by spindrift so we skied the good stuff