264 days later

Recovering from knee surgery seems to be part of a skiers life sooner or later but it’s far from easy. Since my injury on 2nd February it's been a big struggle for me mentally more than physically (I’m lucky to say that I haven’t had worse experiences than this) and I’m glad to be pulling … Continue reading 264 days later

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Aiguillette des Houches

Autumn 2018

As we wait for the first real snow fall in Chamonix it's nice to keep training and preparing for winter with hikes and climbs around the valley. I'm not quite ready for skiing yet, still working on strength training on my knee. It's getting close though...   You can see more of Alan Pine's photos … Continue reading Autumn 2018

Surfing Los Angeles

Summer 2018

A few photo highlights from a relaxed summer where I was working to regain strength, fitness and stability in my knee after surgery in April.   Apart from specific rehab exercises and training plans, I managed to get out on my bike quite a bit and racked up a total of 716km with 16,840m of … Continue reading Summer 2018

Frison-Roche, Brévent

The voie Frison-Roche is a classic multi-pitch rock climb on le Brévent in the Aiguilles Rouges over 5 pitches of 6a, 5b, 5c, 6a, 5c. It is a very atmospheric setting with amazing views of Mont Blanc. You find yourself high above Chamonix, climbing from 2300 to 2500m with the Brèvent cable car flying past. … Continue reading Frison-Roche, Brévent

Arête du Doigt, Pointe Percée 2752m

The arête du Doigt is a classic ridge climb that takes 12 pitches along the north east ridge to the summit of Pointe Percée, the highest peak in the Massif des Aravis. I stumbled across the route description online and the more I looked into it the more I knew this would be a a … Continue reading Arête du Doigt, Pointe Percée 2752m

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Voie Rebuffat, Eperon des Cosmiques

The 'Voie Rebuffat' is a classic multi-pitch trad route on the south face of Aiguille du Midi. It's a 6 pitch, 120m long granite paradise that's easily accessible from the cable car. This would be the hardest climb for me to date. After spending most of the summer sport climbing in the valley it was time … Continue reading Voie Rebuffat, Eperon des Cosmiques