Mountaingirl Introduction to Mountaineering course • June 26 - 28, 2009

Kathy helped teach a women's Introduction to Mountaineering course for Mountaingirl in the Mont Blanc massif.

Other Recent Trips

The Gals, from left to right, are Christine Belk, Emily Terrell Davies and Iris Lyall.


The course began with an "ecole de glace" on the Mer de Glace, with instructor Zoe Hart. Here on day 2, Zoe supervises a short roping exercise on the Aiguille de Toule.


Sunset over the Chamonix Aiguilles, seen from the Torino hut on the France-Italy border.


The morning of day 3 dawned clear, and with good frozen snow for Kathy's ascent of the Aiguille d'Entreves with Iris and Christine.


We approach the steep ground below the peak.


Leaving the glacier, the going gets rocky and scrambly.


Iris belays Christine up the first steep pitch of the technical summit pyramid.


Christine taking the lead on pitch 2.

On our way down after a brief visit to the tiny pointed summit. The weather is still great!