Monthly Archives: December 2014

Cascade Claphouse (Droite) WI III/4

After a lengthy approach on ski and an involved walk across a jumble of boulders and undergrowth we made it the icefalls of Claphouse. Situated in a quiet and shaded valley above Ailefroide we hoped that, despite the mild conditions,¬†they … Continue reading

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Above Ailefroide in search of ice

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The Bob Graham Round #BG20 – December

Weekly Average Ascent: 7,700ft of climbing. For once, a lack of snowfall in the Alps was not the end of the world. A light, high and stable snow-pack allowed for a running-packed few weeks in the Ecrins over Christmas, interspersed … Continue reading

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