• Alaska
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  • Font Sancte
  • Col du Midi
  • Megavalanche

Les Sources de l’Arveyron

Paul and I headed up to the Sources de l’Arveyron for a spot of ice climbing. Our first outing of the season. Paul tackles the lower section Myself through the middle section And then Paul gets the upper section  

Plan de l’Aiguille to Montenvers walk

When you have the Chamonix valley lift pass, it is easy to catch lifts up and then wander along the sides of the valley. The Balcon Nord runs along the south side of the valley and gets its name from the fact that you

Mont Blanc with Ragnar

After our attempt at the Tour Rond the previous day, Ragnar and I stayed at the Cosmiques Refuge and then headed up Mont Blanc the following day. The slog up got hard for about the last 200m of climbing, but other than

Tour Rond – N Face

Ragnar and I decided to have a go at skiing the North Face of the Tour Rond. The line skis down the upper snowfield, through the narrow middle section, and then down the lower snow field. When I reached the narrow

Mont Blanc via the Grands Mulets Refuge

Serena, Dick and I decided to have a go at skiing Mont Blanc. The recommended ski touring route is via the Grands Mulets refuge (3051m) and then up past the Vallot bivouac to the top. So we went for this route. We had to

Le Tour

A day skiing up at Le Tour with Serena, Dick and Mark Dick, once again with a ski not attached to his feet. Marky boy Clarke innit!! The Master surveys the scene, looking for a line 🙂

La Noire – N Face

Frosty had spotted this line and suggested we have a crack at it. We skied in from the Aiguille, staying high and skinning up towards the Helbronner, then cutting across towards the Dent du Geant. Then we climbed up a

Col des Cristaux – NE Slope

We traversed from the top of the Grands Montets over the top of the Rognon. Due to changes in snow cover this became more and more difficult in following years. Graham Frost (Frosty) getting his skins on. Looking up to

Envers du Plan with Serena

There was fantastic powder today and Serena and I headed up the Midi for a blast down the classic route, Envers du Plan. Amazing skiing, great day out. Getting out of the Envers, there is a long flat bit to cope with

Glacier Rond Variations

Here are some of the lines down the Glacier Rond. The red line is the classic run, at the arrow you drop over the wind lip and into the exit couloir. The top 20m can sometimes be quite tricky, and then it is usually a