MOUNTAIN CONDITIONS 09/09/19
A quick update after the weekend of rain and snow
For the hikers: There is snow starting at 2000m. The paths have a light covering which will gently disappear. The hunting season has started. There is no hunting allowed on Wednesdays and Fridays, (except bank holidays.)
For the climbers: The Aiguilles de Chamonix are plastered and feeling very cold. Patience is needed for the rock to dry. Likewise, for the Aiguilles Rouges, though the climbs here should come back into condition more quickly.
For the alpinists:
This morning, Monday the following was reported : 10 cm with a little bit of wind at the Albert 1er hut (the telephone is working again),), 20 cm at the Envers des Aiguilles hut, 30 cm at the Cosmiques hut with a W wind and -10°C this morning, 15/20 cm at the Goûter hut, the snow is down to the Tête Rousse, 15 cm at the Conscrits hut with not much wind.
The following closing dates have been announced:
The lifts at Le Tour close on 22/09, the Leschaux hut closes on 15/09, the Requin hut closes on 12/09, the Envers des Aiguilles hut closes on 14/09, the Conscrits hut closes on 22/09 and the Cosmiques hut closes on 28/09. The Mottets cafe closes on 28/09.