There is a lot of snow on routes in the Alps at present, which is providing great coverage on the glaciers and their snow bridges. This week we have had groups on routes in the Aiguilles Rouges and on the Aiguille du l’M. On the Col du Midi our groups have climbed the Midi Plan to the rognon, Cosmiques Arete, Pointe Lachenal. Over in the Gran Paradiso region groups ascended the normal route and the Chabod refuge route. Steeper snow routes such as the North Face of Tour Ronde, Paradiso, and Aiguille Verte will take a few days to come back into safe condition, which is good news for some of the Technical Classics groups out next week.