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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

Aiguille du Genepi

Aiguille du Genepi

This was a putting into practise day on rock for the team. We climbed a combination of the granite routes "mort de rire" and the southern ridge on this 3059 m high needle. Pics

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Mountaineering course

Mountaineering course

The team saw different aspects of technique and safety over two days, such as rock and ice climbing, managing an anchor, abseiling, crevasse rescue... Pics

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Clocher de Planpraz

Clocher de Planpraz

Still some mist around Chamonix today. Pics here . Ann and Peter found dry rocks though on this beautiful classical route named "Cocher cochon".

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Tour des Crochues

Tour des Crochues

This 2589 m. summit isn't far from the lifts. Felix and Peter climbed "Les violons Tziganes", offering sustained pitches around the grade 5c / 6a. Pics

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Brévent

Brévent

Peter and Felix chose the gneiss rock route "Poême à Lou". Thanks to the cable car, the approach takes half an hour, for 5 fantastic sustained vertical pitches. Pics

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Jallouvre

Jallouvre

Les Miss route, with Misses Corinne and Ariane. 650 m, grade 5c maximum, on excellent rock with varied styles. Pics

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Monte Rosa

Monte Rosa

A couple of 4500 m in Stephan's and Simon's memories today : the Zumsteinspitze and the Gnifetti point. Pics

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Dome de Miage

Dome de Miage

All the team on top for that route mostly offering glacier hiking. Correct freezing conditions. Pics

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Rock climbing training

Rock climbing training

Above Sallanches on a limestone monolith. With Claire, Paul and Rémi, Mont Blanc, Bionnassay needle, Domes de Miage in the background. Pics

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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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