The weather is due to deteriorate for the weekend and will restrict activity at altitude. Nonetheless, here is the latest reported information:
The 3 Monts route was done at the end of last week, with some steep sections and apparently bare ice in places. The normal (Gouter) route up Mont Blanc was also being climbed
Near the Torino hut (still open), the conditions remain generally good for the Dent du Geant, the Rochefort Ridge, (good track and firm snow,) the Entrèves and the Marbrées.
Activity also on the Tour Ronde normal route, (stonefall reported,) and the N face, (no further info.)
Some parties climbed the Küffner Ridge, using the direct start as there is a rockfall zone near the Col de la Fourche. The Lafaille and Valéria gullies would appear to be climbable, but still thin and the bergshrunds could be problematical.
Near the Aiguille du Midi, the S face and the Cosmiques Spur are in condition. Some activity on the Midi-Plan, with most parties turning back before the abseils at the Rognon, in order not to miss the last lift back down. Some parties on Fil à Plomb but the other mixed routes on the N face of the Midi are not in good condition.
A party on the Desmaison route, Grandes Jorasses; the route being very difficult due to alternating dry (rock)/ice and inconsistent snow. A party topped out on the Shroud. The descent was awkward but passable. The Colton-McIntyre looks to have very little ice.
Despite the sections of bare ice and crevasses, the Dômes de Miage ridge was traversed last weekend. The Tré la Tête glacier is heavily crevassed.
No particular problems for hikers, other than some paths being closed “for work”.