Last week was the grand finally of the ski season for us.  Finished with a bit of bang!  Had the pleasure of guiding returning client Carsten Kulche in Chamonix France. The week started with terrible weather so we opted for a quick lap up the Cosmiques arete for some acclimatization.   After leaving the coffee shop in the midst of torrential downpour we where surprised to see the clouds part as we reached the top of the Aiguille du Midi lift!  Had one of the most memorable days i have ever had in these mountains, climbing perhaps the most climbed route in the area completely alone.  Not a person to be seen!!! Amazing!! [caption id="attachment_1958" align="aligncenter" width="584" caption="Descending from the Aiguille du Midi"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1962" align="aligncenter" width="584" caption="The Grandes Jorrasse and the Dent du Geant"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1963" align="aligncenter" width="584" caption="Carsten mid route on the Cosmiques Arete"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1961" align="aligncenter" width="584" caption="Cosmiques Arete - Chamonix"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1959" align="aligncenter" width="584" caption="Carsten belaying on the last pitch"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1960" align="aligncenter" width="584" caption="Climbing the last pitch of the Cosmiques Arete"][/caption]