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

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

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

Cosmiques Couloir with Karl

Karl and I headed up to do the Cosmiques this morning. Karl was a bit hung over and had forgotten an ice axe so we had to abseil in. Karl is thinking hard about his BASI training and getting his hands in that

Glacier Rond with Rog

Another run down the Glacier Rond with Rog. Rog sets off down the upper section You need to pull out left where into the exit couloir where you can see the small black dot. Rog giving it to the exit couloir And carrying

Cosmiques Couloir with Tom

Tom and I headed over to have a ski down the Cosmiques Couloir. This is a rite of passage for any aspiring steep skier. Before the 2000’s it was considered an extreme descent in its own right, but around ’99,

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