Final Guides Test

For the past two days I have been on my final Mountain Guides test. On Saturday, with Mountain Guide Andy Teasdale, we visited the Zinal Valley and traversed the Aiguille de la Le. This gives an enjoyable AD ridge traverse on mostly good granite which can be completed from the valley in a day.

I then travelled to Gryon (near Villars) to meet Mountain Guide Graeme Ettle. On the Sunday, we made an early start for the Col de la Poreyrette and completed the traverse of the Miroir d’Argentine. This gives a stunning AD+ traverse on limestone. The Miroir is a famous rock climbing venue with routes up to 16 pitches in length.

It was a succsessful weekends climbing and I also passed. The final part of the Guides Scheme is a Completion Seminar on the 21st September.

Mountain Guide Graeme Ettle on the summit of the Lion d’Argentine.
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