I had this idea to post the best moments of each month this winter on my blog in one bitesize monthly summary, highlighting the best days and the most interesting adventures that had taken place. I got off to a great start, as Janvier delivered some amazing snow conditions and some super fun ski days … Continue reading Février.
January is coming to an end so it's time to look back at some of the highlights of this never ending month... As always thanks to all the people who make these days possible. Let's see what Février brings...
I didn't excel at art when I was in School. But I'd like to think that skiing is an art form and one that I've adopted over time as my way of expressing myself. Thanks to Nadine for taking these photos of me and showing the simplicity behind a few turns in deep snow. Skiing … Continue reading A picture is worth a thousand words
Ski touring in November is always a win. For us young ones, consistent skiing in November hasn't really been a feature in our winter seasons so anything we do ski is always a bonus. With no lifts running until December, we had no choice but to continue our fine November ski touring tradition involving cold, … Continue reading Bel Oiseau
With the ski season not officially open until mid-December here in Chamonix, everything is a bit.... slow. The ski lifts are closed and the high street is empty. The sun manages to get above the high peaks for just a few hours each day. Most restaurants are ferme until the crowds arrive. But I like … Continue reading North-east couloir, Pointe de la Terrasse
Skiing today on the Italian side of Mont Blanc.
I was skiing above Chamonix yesterday with Gareth on Aiguille du Blaitiere, making our way down the glacier des Nantillons in the warm sun, having spent the morning ascending over 1000m through a steep couloir and wide open snow fields. It was my first time in this area of the massif, and it's somewhere I've wanted to … Continue reading Glacier des Nantillons
Fergus and I headed into the Argentiere basin at a leisurely pace with no real plan and ended up on les Courtes' north east slope, an 800m long classic steep line that sits at just over 45°. After a bit of faff on my part at the bottom (I let my ski slip down … Continue reading Les Courtes: North east face