Ice climbing action in Argentiere

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Up in good time for ice action.   A quick walk (20 minutes) from the Argentiere skiing car park is the cremerie ice. Go past the heli pad and carry straight on and you’ll see the ice on your right. There are 3-4 ice patches with grades from WI 2-5   and the first one that you come to is the easiest. Ideally you need twin 50m ropes but can be done with shorter or a 60m single (as some of the belays are 30m). There are good belays either by bolts (already fixed) or trees.  Climb up it and enjoy, you can even do it at night to avoid the crowds!  I recommend it as the local guides use it.   It’s good and reliable if it’s been at least minus 10 oC for a week.

You can even come down for dinner and ski the Grande Montets in the afternoon…

Thank you James Miller for the guest blog 🙂


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