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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

Deep snow

Deep snow

The amount of sun isn't so important than this of fresh snow these time... Pics here

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More powder

More powder

Darcy had left his touring gear at home, we managed to ski fresh tracks several days after the last snow fall though, for a part of two runs. All the pics

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Courmayeur

Courmayeur

First visit in Italy for some in the team. The top of Arp is at 2700 m, no glacier there but remote and wild runs. Pics

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Mont-Blanc evasion

Mont-Blanc evasion

This place allows nice tree skiing, with great views of the higher mountains. (Available with the unlimited pass). Pics

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Envers

Envers

A lot of deep snow. On skis down to Chamonix. Pics

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Balme off-piste

Balme off-piste

Training for the team before tackling a glacier. Pics here. We skied several routes in the shade and in the sun.

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Ski in Bornes

Ski in Bornes

The team skied the south face of Pointe Blanche (2438 m) before the Jallouvre (2408m) west face, in that limestone range. Pics

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Grands Montets

Grands Montets

Kate and Lewis discovered Chamonix, glacier riding, split boarding. Pics of the day.

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Aravis combes

Aravis combes

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.

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Arete des papillons

Arete des papillons

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.

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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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