The Requin

The Petit Dru from Montenvers.

Mer de Glace from Montenvers.

The Requin icefall in the Vallée Blanche. The path to the Refuge du Requin is off to the right, the hut can just be seen in profile.

On the Glacier du Géant, we should have crossed the glacier by this time of day, but we were just getting started !

A chunky rognon, a fine lump of Chamonix granite.

Le Dent du Géant, note the four little dots in the middle, they are cable car "eggs" crossing from l'Aiguille du Midi to Italy.

The Gros Rognon.

A col leading to Italy, magnificent.

L'Aiguille Noire de Peuterey.

The Brenva face of Mont Blanc.

Les Drus, Vert, Droites and Courtes.


View of the Grepon from Montenvers railway track.

The Aiguilles de Chamonix.

Plan de l'Aiguille, Aiguille du Midi, Aigulle and Dôme de Gouter on Mont Blanc.

The Frendo Spur of the Aiguille du Midi in clouds.

The Drus, Verte and Moine from the Aiguille de l'M.

Looking up the Glacier des Pélerins towards the Col du Plan.

L'Aiguille de Blatière, West Face, note the curious Aiguille des Ciseaux (right).

L'Aigulle du Midi, Frendo Spur from the Peigne.

Graham leading  the Lépiney Fissure on the Peigne, note the hardware in situ.

An alpinist taking a well earned rest on the path leading from Plan de l'Aiguille to Montenvers. Dru in background.

Couvercle Caper

North Face of the Grandes Jorasses at sun rise, Walker and Croz spurs in view.

Mont Blanc as the sun comes on to it, note the Tour Ronde on left sky line.

Mont Blanc, the Mer de Glace and Aiguille du Requin.

Grand et Petit Dru (L) from l'Aiguille du Moine.

This view show the Verte group, and the Moine Ridge in front. The dots are the cable car eggs. Makes a good screen background.

The old Refuge du Couvercle (Photo from magazine).

Albert 1er Outing

A ski lift is their to help softies.

Looking back down the Chamonix valley.

The Aiguille du Chardonnet, the ice fall opposite the refuge. Note the descent path on the moraine.

Next morning, the Aiguille du Tour just before sunrise.

The Aiguille de Chardonnet at sunrise.

The Aiguille d'Argentière, NW Ridge, N Face to left, Col du Chardonnet below.

The head of the Argentière Glacier, Mont Dolent (L) and the N Face of the Aiguille de Triolet (R).

Argentière side of the Verte.

Not taken in 1969, but 1975, Harry and Colin on the summit of the Chardonnet.


The Petit Dru (again!), the Bonatti pillar is seen in profile.