21 July 2012, 15:55

Alex Lonchinsky sends a message from the foothills ofMont Blanc. "Today, I said good by to my group, which is leaving on July 21. We worked according to our plan. We conducted our acclimatization training on walking in the snow on the slopes of Aiguille du Midi. Then we went up to the Tête Rousse. The next day, we had a early exit to safely cross "the couloir of death."

And here we are at the Gouter Hut, a rest before an early start at 2:00 am. They promised good weather, but a strong wind was blowing. But we still went out. In a good pace, we reached the refuge of Vallot were there to relax. At this time the wind increased. Unfortunately, we were unable to overcome in such a windy conditions the summit ridge. I had to turn back.

All groups turn back, we decide to go down, too. On the same day we went down to Chamonix. 20th of July we went for a walk on the Mer de Glace. Very beautiful place with views of the Petit Dru famous face. Mont Blanc was all in the clouds...

All people are in good health, good mood. There remains a small residue due to the fact that they could not reach the top. Good-bye!