Just after I met BG he went and climbed Mont Blanc. I was oblivious to what was involved. I was ignorant about the dangers, the technicalities, the effects of altitude and the demands that come with climbing enormous mountains. They say ignorance is bliss. It is. When he returned from Mont Blanc with all the… Read More Matterhorn Anxiety
The second part of last summer’s trip to the Alps was concentrated on four of the party climbing the Matterhorn.This was the reason we had even had the trips to the Alps. We were also supposed to climb Weissmies as my first 4000m peak but we had done Mont Blanc du Tacul two days previously and I… Read More Switzerland
When we were planning what to do in the Alps and BG said ‘let’s get you your first 4000m peak’ we planned it to be the Weissmies in Switzerland. It would be a week into the trip by the time we planned to do the Weissmies which meant I would have had a week to… Read More Mont Blanc du Tacul
Last year in June me and BG went on our first date to the local indoor climbing wall. I admitted there and then that I didn’t like heights, that I wasn’t a climber but that I did have an idealistic sense of adventure. Just over one year later I was very glad to get out… Read More Mer de Glace
This summer we went to the Alps for two weeks and while climbing Mont Buet was not the first thing we did it has been one of the things I have been looking forward to writing about the most.