MeetingEarly 2012, I saw a comment by Mark Hallam about the Gonella refuge on the Italian Normal route on Mont Blanc. Later, we got in contact, one thing led to another and so we met in Chamonix, early September.
We had some ideas of what we would like to do, one being the Italian Normal Route. But while I had already been in the Alps for a couple of months, Mark had just driven two days from his home in England, so first order of business was acclimatization. Mark is working on writing something bigger, but for now, here are a few photos.
As for all those nationalities? Well, I'm, Dutch and Mark is partly from New Zealand and partly from England, so that's how you get three nationalities in two people ;-).