Tod Wood • July 26-29, 2006

Tod Wood, no calling Hawaii his home, spent several weeks in Europe this summer, largely traveling with his wife and kids. But one of his stops was Chamonix, and he was able to enjoy four days of climbing with Mark.

Other Recent Trips

We started with the Arête des Cosmiques, always fun and always spectacular. This photo was taken from about half way up the climb looking east past the South Face of the Aiguille du Midi, home to many hard rock routes.


After the Cosmiques, we took the cable car across the Vallée Blanche to the Torino hut.


And our second day was greeted with a wonderful sunrise on Mont Blanc. This photo was taken from the Rochefort Arête.


Looking the other direction on the Arête.


Taking in the views on the Aiguille de Rochefort.


Two climbers give scale to the ice cliffs on the Arête.


Other climbers at about the same spot as those in the previous photo.


After the Arête de Rochefort, we climbed the Dent du Géant. Even in the sun it was a bit cold for gloveless climbing.


On the summit of the Dent du Géant, with the Grandes Jorasses behind. After our climb of the Dent, we returned to the Torino hut for a second night.


And on our last day, we climbed the Pyramid du Tacul, a great rock route. Here, I have marked the route in red.


Tod about half way up the Pyramid. That evening we descended back into town.


And for our last route we did the Chapelle de la Gliere, a great rock route in the Aiguilles Rouges. Here Tod traverses across the "Razor" pitch, the best pitch on the route.

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