Images are all from this alpine summer Guiding season in and around the Chamonix Valley. Routes include Mont Blanc (climbed in good if rather windy conditions yesterday); The Dent De Geant, Tour Ronde (Freshfield Arete), Chere Couloir on Mont Blanc du Tacul; Cosmiques Arete, L'Index, Traverse of the Crochues, Aiguille de Tour, Tete Blanche.
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A team of six British climbers including Guides Martin Moran and myself attempted the truly inspiring, huge and objectively safe South Rigde of Nanda Devi East (7434m) in the India Himalaya in this years pre-monsoon climbing season. (The ridge coming towards the camera from the central peak, below) We joined a larger Polish team at the lovely Nanda Devi East Base Camp which consisited of some highly talented alpinists and experienced Himalayan climbers. The Poles fixed over a 1000m of rope and ground to a halt on technical ground at 6900m.