Thursday, 4 July 2013

Chamonix Trip

What have we been up to recently?

Well quite a lot is the short answer and this is the reason the blog has seen little attention over the last month. Our first trip saw us shooting across the channel towards France, eating possibly the most expensive cooked breakfast we’ve ever eaten waiting to drive almost the length of the country down to the alps and into Chamonix for two weeks of new product testing, photo shoots and of course lots of climbing, walking and running.

We stayed in Chamonix during the closed season so we experienced a very quiet and peaceful town lacking the usual bussle that the area recieves during those summer months. Walking around the valley can be a little bit odd with all the lifts closed down and restraunts closed or being ‘done up’ for the summer months.

Our most favorite place we visited during our stay was the Argentiere Moraine boulders located unsurprisingly only a few minutes walk from Argentiere.

This area drew us back with its great views down the valley and very secluded location (below is the cairn marking the way, not as big as we expected!).

Below is a picture of Stephanie Roberts climbing one of the boulders (font 5c), one of the few climbing pictures we took whilst in the valley.

This trip gave us a chance to test out some of the upcoming products, which are due out in September/August 2013. Even the few days of rain and snow were a great chance to test out the waterproofness of our new waterproof range. The highlight was the approach shoe.

This is due out in September 2013 and is a fantastic shoe – more on this soon….

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