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Entries from June 2007

Crevasse hunting

June 26th, 2007 · 16 Comments

Today we wake to improving weather and leave the hut at 8 am.  As yesterday, our objective is La Luette.  This time, however, our route will require us to cross the Luette glacier. We rope up and Ali leads the initial steep section up onto the glacier itself.  We proceed with caution.  Our knowledge of crevasses is purely […]

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Back at the Dix

June 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Back at the Dix, Rob Wills, a British IFMGA guide introduces himself to us in the boot room.  Due to heavy snow conditions in Chamonix he has brought his clients over to Arolla in search of better conditions. Rob is not just making polite conversation – as a professional guide he gathers as much information as […]

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La Luette (3,548m)

June 25th, 2007 · 5 Comments

We awake at 5:30am to the ominous rumble of thunder outside the hut – not a good omen to start the day.  After a quick gear cluster faff I head downstairs to find Pierre, the hut guardien. I eagerly state “La Luette!” in response to his enquiry as to our route for the day.  Pierre pauses, […]

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Tags: Arolla