Brief update – Mont Blanc weather thwarts climb!

 

I have just heard from Fiona that unfortunately the weather did not cooperate for the day of her scheduled ascent up Mont Blanc this week.  Safety is the first priority of the guides, a fact which was brought to the forefront of everyone’s minds with the tragic loss of life on a neighbouring mountain in July this year when an avalanche struck a group of climbers.  If the conditions are not right they quite simply do not climb and put people at risk. 

However, the mountains certainly looked spectacular earlier today – see photo!