September 13, 2005

It's Happening Again !!!

Yep -- it's that time again. It's been about 3 months since my last trip to the Alps and I'm getting itchy feet.

This time the focus of the trip is on paragliding, in particular, flying from the Brevent in Chamonix again and getting as high as possible for as long as possible.

Last time I made it to nearly 3000m but didn't stay there very long because I was only wearing a t-shirt, but then, i wasn't expecting to have such a brilliant flight!

While i'm in the area I might try to do one of the via-ferrata routes i missed out on last time, going from the Montenvers railway to the Charpoua or Couvercle hut and back the following day. Strictly speaking it's not a via-ferrata route but more of an easy hike into the mountains. But it's got a few ladders on it and i guess that makes it a via-ferrata.

And if everything is going swimmingly, and the weather holds, then maybe a quick run up Mont Blanc for old times sake. It was in September 5 years ago that i first climbed it and i'd love to do it again and spend more time up there taking photos and looking around. Remember to bring a down jacket this time!