Trip Report
Chamonix Summer Camp

by Owen
Wednesday August 30, 2017 4:37pm
Trip report from 3 weeks of climbing in and around the Mont Blanc Massif this past August:

https://northeastalpine.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/chamonix-summer-camp/

Credit: Owen


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Owen
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Owen is a social climber from New York.

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Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
  Aug 30, 2017 - 06:17pm PT
Nice! Thanks for that; Chamonix is an incredible place to climb.
Owen

Social climber
New York
Author's Reply  Aug 30, 2017 - 08:07pm PT
There is no where else like it... alpine terrain serviced by chairlifts!
L

climber
And I'm searchin' for waterspouts...
  Aug 30, 2017 - 08:21pm PT
Wow! What a spectacular trip you had!
And the photos were amazing, not to mention the narrative detail.
Thanks for posting up!
crankster

Trad climber
No. Tahoe
  Aug 30, 2017 - 08:44pm PT
Very cool, great writeup!
fossil

Mountain climber
  Aug 31, 2017 - 10:41am PT
So jealous! I haven't been back in years

What is the condition of the Brenva face routes? I fear they may be melted out
due to warming?
Owen

Social climber
New York
Author's Reply  Aug 31, 2017 - 11:37am PT
Fossil, I think it really depends on the season for that face. Obviously most of those routes are threatened by seracs but I know people still climb them so you really just have to check in with the PGHM and see how they say the seracs/conditions are.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Aug 31, 2017 - 11:41am PT
Rad.
le_bruce

climber
Oakland, CA
  Aug 31, 2017 - 01:30pm PT
Yep rad. Thank you!

Steve pissing. I really don’t know why I included this picture…

Sometimes life just doesn't give us answers.
Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
  Aug 31, 2017 - 02:17pm PT
Wonderful "What I did during my summer vacation" story, really made my afternoon. Nice pics too. Somehow I really doubt that is the first peeing photo ever taken. Guys pee, cameras take pictures, waddaya gonna dew???
Mr. Rogers

climber
The Land of Make-Believe
  Aug 31, 2017 - 04:30pm PT
Nice work and great TR.
Owen

Social climber
New York
Author's Reply  Aug 31, 2017 - 05:02pm PT
Very good point Nick Danger...
Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado & Nepal
  Aug 31, 2017 - 05:45pm PT
Loved it ! climbed in Chamonix in the early 1970's and your photos and video brought back many fond memories.
Owen

Social climber
New York
Author's Reply  Sep 1, 2017 - 03:51am PT
Thank you Jan!
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
  Sep 1, 2017 - 05:08am PT
Owen,

Really enjoyed your TR! During my college years I made a few trips to Chamonix. focusing on the big classics with John Bouchard. I'm sending you a separate message regarding climbing in NH, where I live.
Todd Eastman

Social climber
Putney, VT
  Sep 1, 2017 - 06:24am PT
Great write up! Bet you'll be back for some more...
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
  Sep 1, 2017 - 09:48am PT
Here comes the Rooster...yeah!

Haven't been to Chamonix since 1990...geez, I need to get back there...

Thanks!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
  Sep 1, 2017 - 04:45pm PT
Awesome, not much down time for you this trip!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Sep 1, 2017 - 05:06pm PT
Very, very nice! Chairlifts are way nice....unfortunately, too many people feel the same way.
You really got after it!
Owen

Social climber
New York
Author's Reply  Sep 8, 2017 - 05:00am PT
Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone, I will try and post another TR after my next trip (I am trying to save up enough money to get down to Patagonia this January). And SteveA I would love to connect, I just emailed you back!
Owen

Social climber
New York
Author's Reply  Sep 7, 2017 - 04:09pm PT
Also sorry to fan boy a little here, but Donini I just wanted to say that I am a BIG big fan of yours. I climbed the Ham and Eggs couloir a couple of years back and also climbed the first couple pitches of Shaken but the route was not in. What an amazing line though! Mad respect for everything you have done and put up over the years!
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