Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Next stop Mont Blanc

Tomorrow we fly to Geneva and head to Chamonix. All being well the forecast will be accurate and we'll get the calm, clear weather which is predicted for Friday and Saturday. We've had to modify our planned route as a result of the snow which has fallen earlier this week. As Rich mentions below (good to see him back on the Blog) we plan to stay in the T├ęte Rousse hut, which is lower than we'd planned and means that we'll have a longer and steeper climb in order to summit on Saturday morning. Saturday will be one very long day...

I'm also packed and ready to go (almost). Having delayed our ascent by a full year following Ross's birth last year it feels like a very long time since Rich and I agreed to head to Mont Blanc. The training has been long and hard, especially during the winter months. The response on archiesmountain.com has been amazing. We head to Mont Blanc knowing that, including Gift Aid, we've already raised over £5000 for CLIC Sargent and over £19000 for the National Society for Epilepsy (maybe with more to come...)

Thanks to everyone who has donated, and to those who have sent messages of support for the climb. We'll get an update and hopefully some photos on the Blog as soon as we can when we come down to let you all know how we got on.

PS Ross seems to be fully over the chickenpox and his spots are now healing well. Both boys have been in pretty good form the last few days so it's nice to be sent off with lots of smiles and a great home-made good luck card.

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