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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

Via corda

On such a route you sometimes clip a point, sometimes climb, sometimes scramble, or walk. This is good practice for simultaneous climbing. We ascended one of the Mottets, close to the Mer de Glace end, with big boots, as you would on a higher altitude route :...

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Mont Blanc

Christian and Franck in action today : photos. We had some wind and good freezing conditions.

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Aiguille de la Vanoise traverse

I was yesterday helping a colleague to guide a team of friends for the beginning of their tour of the Vanoise range. We climbed this limestone 2796 m needle. At this altitude you even find edelweiss on the...

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Grand Bec, west ridge

We crossed this almost 3400 m high summit of Vanoise, from a mostly rocky ridge towards the north glacier. It's close to the south side of Mont Blanc range. On the photos we also see Grande Casse, 3855 m high, the highest summit of the...

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Rock climbing pitches

La Duchere is a Mont-Blanc range cliff allowing to enjoy climbing within a short and light approach. The slabs make us focus on the feet technique, keeping our arms pretty relaxed. Sometimes a steeper pitch changes of style. Our confidence with heights improves a lot...

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Breithorn 4164 m

Welcome to two new 4000's : Heather and Toby started from Theodulpass this morning on a route close to the boarder Val d'Aosta - Wallis, and to the Matterhorn. Good freezing and weather conditions. Photos...

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Aiguille du Tour

Heather and Toby experienced alpinism for the first time. This route allows to walk on snow, on glaciers, to scramble on granite rock, up to the altitude 3540 m. Photos

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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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Envers

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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