François PEYRON

François first became fascinated by mountains on seeing La Meije as a child. He went on to follow his dream of climbing, skiing, living and working in the mountains by qualifying as an IFMGA mountain guide, and he has been guiding in the Alps for more than 15 years. François is passionate about sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for mountain sports with other people.

Chamonix Mountain Guide

Balme off-piste

Different levels of experience were shown among this team of skiers and boarders. After a warming up on a route close to the resort, we managed to ride a long remote itinerary. Photos...

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Envers variant

Another sunny and cold day yesterday before the snow falls. This was a discovery for the couple from Colorado. Link to pics.

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La Noire

Dennis and Rene skied a route on the right side of Vallee Blanche, tracking a bit more... Pics

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Val Veny powder

The sun and the fresh snow were there on the Italian side of Mont-Blanc, for our enjoyment. Photos.

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Dennis, Rene from Texas, Larry from Idaho encountered  Foehn wind and low visibility on the top part of the today's backcountry route. Excellent snow. Pics.

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Vallée Blanche

Superb lights and snow today for the big team of skiers from French central range. Big album.

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Ski-touring at 3000

The top of Grands Montets was reopening today after necessary maintenance due to the storms. Corinne enjoyed the powder and the packed snows during this trip to Switzerland. Pics.

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Tours d’Areu, Alcootest

This was a very enjoyable limestone rock route today with Didier in the Aravis range. The climb offers 7 pitches mostly vertical with a profusion of water pockets, and a few overhanging steps. Mont-Blanc in the background, among the autumn colours, look at the...

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Gran Paradiso 4061 m

First day of autumn yesterday. The chamois get more approachable, some larches start showing their yellow dress. For the climbers the air is quiet, you can take the best of the day light. We encountered strong bridges on the Lavecio glacier, the fresh snow was already...

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Amethystes point

Good conditions for many possible routes in Argentieres basin. This summit is 3586 m high. The normal route is a snow and ice ascent. Photos of the team during their ascent.

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Aletsch glacier

Oberland was a new place to discover for Elspeth, Adam and Scott. It took us 6 hours from the Eggishorn cable car to reach Konkordia hut, for 500 m of height gain (and some descent). When you look at the photos of the biggest alpine glacier you understand. We went...

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Eiger Mittellegi

Another classical route. The photos show the approach on the Eismeer glacier, the hut and the ridge, for yesterday's ascent, the descent on the southern ridge, normal route towards...

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