We climbed the south ridge but followed the advice to start higher up the ridge first following the route to the col des droites. The snow was already wet in the morning during the approach. We reached the summit at 10.00 in the morning and descent took us very long because of avalanche danger (wet snow) in the slopes.
A great mountain , so dangerous to climb down the way back in late morning/early afternoon with warm temperature . Both solution ( the great slope of Col de Droites and the corridor on Western side ) became dangerous because of stones falls .
During descent 3 young english alpinists , a little slower tha us , remained swept up from a remarkable stones'fall in half of the corridor , with successive rescue of P.G.H.M.'s helicopter .
I don't know which have been the consequences for the 3 ; Giò has assisted to the incident while was lookign with binoculars from the glacier of Talèfre close to the shelter and we gave the allarm for the rescue.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."