Dave and I arrived in Chamonix on Friday after driving out from the UK. We bivvied at the Plan du Midi on Friday night and then climbed the Contamine Route on Pointe Lachenal on Saturday.
The route is a 500m rock route graded TD with crux pitches of 6a+ and we felt a little breathless topping out at 3600m. I also managed to get very sunburnt ankles after rolling my trousers up in true Brit on holiday style! A great first day.