The Alpine Ascents International July 23 team started our program today. After introductions and a briefing in the lobby of our hotel – the well situated Pointe Isabelle – the team headed up to the Brevent, which is a ski, hiking, and paragliding area above Chamonix. There we spent time working both short and long roped in alpine terrain – cruising along ridges and practicing moving together. We also did some top-roped rock climbing, climbing up to 6a (5.10b) in our approach shoes (Amy Duff upped the bar and showed us all up by wearing her mountain boots and still keeping up).
I’ll attach a couple of photos here – one of the team (looking good!), and another of Lead Guide Mike Arnold leading his rope team on the classic route "Mic et Maus" with Mont Blanc in the background. Yes, that was the setting for today…
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