Violent winds on Mont Blanc

Gavin McClurg (USA1) is in strong winds south of Mont Blanc this morning. He has just pulled off a short 20 minute flight over a pass but he said the conditions were incredibly violent. "I got a thermal and cleared the pass, but on the other side I was in the lee and the wind was pushing me down. I had 60km/h gusts and I just got flushed to the ground. Luckily the ground was soft." He added that he's just looking to have a safe day. "If there's some respectable flying to be had, I'd love that, but right now it doesn't look that way with the north föhn winds."

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