Did the Charmoz-Grepon traverse, starting from the refuge at Plan de l'Aiguille at 2:30AM. Missed the cable car by 2 minutes and got to stay at the refuge again with a more reasonable wake-up time. Super long route with some pretty difficult climbing and exposed on the summit ridge of the Charmoz
Climbed with Odette Frolich (later Odette Bernezat) in 6 hours. Caught by a huge storm on the end of the last pitch. I saw the storm coming from the beginning but each time I asked Odette if she felt like going down, she responded no, so we did it but came down thoroughly soaked.
Started at six at 19.00 summit. Oops little too long. Descent of nantillons glacier in the dark. Kind a spooky without torch. Thanks Menno and the germans for lighting my path. Finished at 1.00 at plan dáiguille refuge. Full day in mountaineering boots, a beautifull classic.
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