Last week Yorkshire truck driver Andy Houseman arrived in Chamonix to blue skies and warm weather.
We didn’t have a lot of free time as Andy had to jet back to sunny Yorkshire and I had to get my ass down to Catalunya, but we did manage to get up the Aiguille du Midi with another friend Maury Birdwell.
We were hoping to climb the classic Vent du Dragon but due to going off route (Maury 😉 ) we ended up doing the top half of the Profit Perroux Gully, after doing a sort of variation start.
Brilliant fun to be in the mountains, and here’s the video:
I’ve been out rock climbing quite a bit recently, so you might say that a ‘come back’ is on the cards. There is snow here in Chamonix again now though, so the planks are waxed, and no doubt my forearms will shrivel up again.
Anyway, brilliant to climb with Andy and Maury. Hope the video isn’t too boring! More blogging to come on some awesome rock climbing soon.