Thursday 31 October 2013

Mic et Maousse & La Somone.

Tom and I had big climbing plans today but work intervened and we ended up with only an afternoon available. We were both keen for covering a bit of ground rather than cragging and so decided to go for a scramble up Brevent - always a good option. The lift closes until winter on Monday so we were doubly keen to get some final sunny scrambling in before the snow arrives.

"Mic et Maousse", a fun scramble that starts near the Col du Brevent fit the bill and provided a great little route. There was plenty of snow still lying around but we were climbing in mountain boots and so barely noticed it. The route provides some short sections of climbing and then an enjoyable easy ridge with good rock and plenty of bolts along the way. With an hour still left before the final bin, we finished off with the last 2 pitches of the nearby route "La Somone".

All in all, an excellent use of an afternoon. You can't beat Cham for half day hits!

Awesome autumn view across to Mont Blanc.