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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

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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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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