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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

Climbing photos

Climbing photos

Gilles Brunot is preparing the second volume of Bornes-Aravis guidebook, coming out next year. Some photos of the photography session.

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Aiguille du Tour

Aiguille du Tour

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

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Eiger West face

Eiger West face

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.

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Mont Blanc du Tacul

Mont Blanc du Tacul

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.

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Family ice training

Family ice training

We started practising on the Argentieres glacier with crampons, then ice axe, then a rope for higher moves. Pics

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Aiguille du Midi south face

Aiguille du Midi south face

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

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Jumeaux

Jumeaux

Quite sustained gneiss route in the Brevent area, good for cracks training. Pics

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Family mountaineering

Family mountaineering

First experience of outdoor rock climbing for Veronika and Agnes, and training for higher altitude projects for Ralph and for everybody. Pics

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Hornli ridge

Hornli ridge

Dry rocks up to the shoulder, snow and ice for the top part, many teams. Pics

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Krakoukass

Krakoukass

Varied styles and nice rock climbing steps for that route close to Brevent. Pics

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Les Drus traverse

Les Drus traverse

Climbing Les Drus in 2 days, all by day light has been a delight, with a bivy high on the mountain. Pics

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Mont Blanc traverse

Mont Blanc traverse

When the days get long, the cable car allows an early start for that snow route of moderate grade, offering unusual views on the glaciers, ridges and faraway landscapes. A good fitness is required. Pics

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Pointe Blanche

Pointe Blanche

Between Bornes and Aravis ranges, "L'échelle de Jacob" is an 8 pitches technical route, followed by a short walk to the top and also a walking descent. Pics

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Multi-pitch route

Multi-pitch route

A moderate grades varied climbing on limestone with slabs, vertical passages even some small overhang. Photos

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Bionnassay ridge

Bionnassay ridge

A nice 2 days ascent for Angus on this 4052 m needle, offering different aspects of mountaineering : an approach to the Durier hut, middle then high altitude, snow, scrambling and climbed pitches on rocks, even a few meters of ice near the top. Pics

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First 3000

First 3000

Angus found a lot of snow above 2800, on the way to a point 3718 m in Bernin Oberland. Pics

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