Gini Kramer, in Chamonix • August 16 - 23, 2019


Gini and Gary continue their winning streak of Chamonix visits. We had some rain days, some rest days and some great climbing as well.


Other Trips with Gini

Gini, Gary, and Mary Beth, July 2018
Gini, Gary, and Tina, July 2017
Gini and Gary, June 2016
Gini and Gary, June 2015
Gini and gals in Dolomites, September 2010
Gini, September 2009
Gini and Sandy in Chamonix, August 2008


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Gini, always happy to be on the rock. On our first day, we climbed a route called Hotel California, in the Aiguilles Rouges. For some inexplicable reason, I don't have nay photos from that day.


On day 2 we upped the ante considerably. Here we are heading over to the Roi de Siam, a wonderful hunk of rock near the Grand Capucin. Mouse over (or touch) to see where we are heading.


Unfortunately, upon arrival at the base, we found quite a few parties, all waiting in line. Given the hour, the crowds (with increased possibility of rockfall), and a general concern about the difficulty of the route, we decided to retreat.


But it was a gorgeous morning and sunrise.


Wandering the glacier on our return to Point Helbronner.


Interesting clouds on the Dent do Géant.


With a bit of time left in the Day, we sauntered over the slabs of Valorcine, and climbed what I believe to be the best route there, the oddly named "Le Plantigrade Magnésophage".

The following day, we attempted the South Face of the Aiguille du Midi. After climbing to excellent pitches, however, the toll of the previous day's struggles was felt, and we retreated (via one long rappel to the glacier below).


Here we are on Allez-y Madame Mummery near Col Colombiere.


Wonderful limestone.


On our second to last day, we roped Gary into joining us, and we were off to the Gaillands.

Always a fun place to climb.


Every time I come to this local city park, I'm reminded of how lucky we are to have such a fun, safe and high quality little valley crag.


On our last day, we were back in the Aiguilles Rouges, this time on a route called Label Virginie.


The amazingly narrow summit ridge of the Clocher.


And the rappel down.

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