Good date booked for Alice, Stein, Bob and Brian. A bit of wind on top. Pics
A lot of deep snow. On skis down to Chamonix. Pics
Training for the team before tackling a glacier. Pics here. We skied several routes in the shade and in the sun.
The team skied the south face of Pointe Blanche (2438 m) before the Jallouvre (2408m) west face, in that limestone range. Pics
Kate and Lewis discovered Chamonix, glacier riding, split boarding. Pics of the day.
Veronika and Gregor visit the Chamonix great rides for their end of year trip. Pics
New snow falls in Chamonix valley, new tracks of Camille enjoying the sun. Pics
Start and return with skis on at 1400 m high for these classical ski and snowboard tours. The last snow falls happened with wind, day after day the snow mantle stability improves. See our pics.
A 3600 m high summit on the boarder Chamonix / Val d'Aosta. Pics
In the Plan de l'Aiguille area, you start climbing in the shade, this is appreciable during warm days. Pics of this classical, beautiful ridge.
Multiple styles on that gneiss rock : slabs, dihedral, steep wall. Pics
Gilles Brunot is preparing the second volume of Bornes-Aravis guidebook, coming out next year. Some photos of the photography session.
It remains some recent snow on the glaciers and summits. A bit of mist and sun for Lisa and Jon, enhancing their alpine experience. Pics
Fresh snow for Lisa and Jon who started from Torino hut to reach Aiguille du Midi. Pics
Very dry conditions for that long route, guaranteed to be uncrowded. Good views also showing some Oberland 4000's, such as the Finsteraarhorn. Descent through the south ridge and the Eigerjoch traverse.
This was a mix of cracks, slabs, walls styles today at 2400 m high. And some belaying skills. Pics
First 4000 m (4248) for Gareth. Pics. We walked and climbed on well tracked snow, a bit of ice, and the submittal rocks, starting with the 6h30 lift.
We started practising on the Argentieres glacier with crampons, then ice axe, then a rope for higher moves. Pics
The Rebuffat route is classical, for some reasons : after the recent showers we might have focused on some snowy patches, though it's an enjoyment of the beauty of the line all along the route. Photos
Quite sustained gneiss route in the Brevent area, good for cracks training. Pics