This summer has been rather hectic, but unfortunately without much climbing. In August I passed (thank god) my summer IML assessment, and much of the summer has been spent wandering about practicing reading a map etc in anticipation of this.
I've been on lots of trips throughout France, down to Briancon and the Ecrins a few times, over to Norway (LOVE it) and lots of time wandering around the Chamonix valley, here is a quick photo review...
|Ugg climbing at Foron, a great crag just down the road from Morzine|
|Sandra taking Sadie for a walk some ladders|
|...which turned into a rather nasty thunderstorm, luckily my map is waterproof!|
|Some goats underneath 'La Blanche' in the Ecrins|
|Classic view from L'envers des Aiguilles sunset shot|
|Dad investigating the fast way down a snowslope in a white out...ooops!|
|Amazing sport climbing close to Ailefroide|
|The wrong way up this mountain!|
|Norway, described as lots of rock and water. Generally accurate|
|Psyched and ready to go|
|Family walk above Emmoson|
|Final day of IML assesment|
|Climbing with Heather in Gastlosen|
|Heather (s) summit shot|
So despite the summer being damp to say the least I seem to have go out lots! The autumn so far has been lovely, but I am unfortunately stuck in the UK at the moment waiting for my car to be fixed. A return to rock climbing is hard but its great to be improving again and psyche is high!