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

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

Gervasutti Couloir – Mont Blanc du Tacul

People say that skiing steep descents, or ‘extreme skiing’ is a reckless sport. It says something for the calculated precision of the actors in this game that on the same afternoon there were four groups of

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 🙂