If your a skier you shouldn’t get all excited. I was there to climb! A route with so much mystique both up and down draws the attention after a while…. Especially when it staring you in the face from your balcony! Over the past few seasons I’ve been keen to ski this route but never been here on the really good day’s to drop in. With poor snow conditions abundant in Chamonix right now the appeal of skiing is somewhat dwindling. I really just wanted to go out for a fast solo today and the Mallory route on the North face of the Aiguille du Midi provided me just that….1hour 55mins from the “bergshrund” (the start of the first couloir) to the Snow Cave. Super nice to be moving with almost nothing on my back or harness again and the conditions were pretty good so it made for some fun climbing in some places.