Just back from a recent trip to Chamonix. We had a week of good settled weather and managed to get up a few new tops. Aiguille de la Floria in the Aiguille Rouge, The Petit Forouche at the col du tour, an aborted attempt on the Midi Plan due to black ice and finished the week on Mont Blanc via the normal route. I have been up the 3 M,s route before which seemed straight forward, bit of a shock on the "normal" route which seemed anything but..... a dash across the grand couloir dodging missiles and a full on scramble to the Goutier Hut where we spent the night on benches. The route above the Goutier hut made up for the melee below.