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Harrison’s Climb Direct

Max and I headed up to have a go at the Shroud. However it had warmed up too much and by the time we got to the crux pitch it was really dripping and the rock behind was black and wet, and I was too concerned about it

Point Five Gully

The wee man made a flying visit up from Glasgow for the day to tick off this Ben Nevis classic. We went for the late start option, on the theory that if we left it late enough we would not have to queue and all the

Observatory Buttress

Nice clear and sunny day. Yesterday’s precipitation had left a reasonable dusting of snow on everything. Frazer was keen on Observatory Buttress, so we plodded on up there and got stuck in. The first mixed pitch

Eissassa – North West Couloir

I had seen this couloir from Ceillac back at the beginning of January and have been keen to ski it ever since. I can’t find any record of it having been skied, neither in the guidebook, nor on any ski topo

North Couloir p2766

Headed out to Ceillac again (it is getting to be my favourite spot) with Matt to ski a nice looking north facing couloir off an unnamed peak with a hight of 2766m marked on it. The weather was a bit variable with clouds

Aiguille du Midi North Face – Eugster Couloir

The Eugster Couloir on the North Face of the Aiguille du Midi was first skied in June 1977 by Laurent Giacomini. It averages out at between 50° and 55° over 500m of descent. The turns down the north face directly under

Breche Nonne Eveque

The 3306m Brèche Nonne Evêque is the obvious thin couloir in the center of the picture above (made a bit more obvious by the dotted red line). First skied by Jean-Marc Boivin on the 21 April 1984. Anselme Baud’s Mont

Megavalanche Practice

The Megavalanche 2004 was a great race. Lots of snow compared to the year before, good weather and a good crew to ride with. Daz, Benoit, Henderson, Woots, Slack and Will. A few days riding in Chamonix before hand had

Alaska steep skiing trip – part 2

… continued from part 1 Wednesday 12th May After a couple of days rest at the cabin by Big Lake, we set off in the Chevy again and took the Glenn highway to for Chitina, and our rendezvous with Paul Claus. I think

Alaska steep skiing trip – part 1

Tuesday 27th April We set off already running late. We just made our flight to Denver, our bags didn’t and we went on to Anchorage without them. Friday 30th April We have a few days in Anchorage to make plans, since we