Climbing with Gareth on the Eperon des Cosmiques at the beginning of November. One of the last sunny days of Autumn on Aiguille du Midi before it closes for pre-winter maintenance and preparation.
After finally picking up a tent and a Jetboil (portable gas cooker) Camille and I made plans to go and test out the new equipment in the wild. We decided to explore the Tré les Eaux valley in the Mont Buet region of the Aiguilles Rouges as neither of us had been there before. We'd … Continue reading Simple joys: Val de Tré les Eaux > Col Corbeau > Col de la Terrasse
5.2, E2(?), TD (Number 1) The Cunningham, also known as the Passarrelle couloir lies beneath the main bridge on the Aiguille du Midi. It's a steep, hugely aesthetic couloir with around 400m of skiing at 45 to 50 degrees before you reach the Glacier Rond. The couloir has a unique entrance in that you must … Continue reading Cunningham (Passerrelle) Couloir
5.1, E3, TD- Today we decided to go for Col des Cristaux in the Argentiere basin, a line I've been wanting to ski for a while. The Argentiere basin is world famous for steep skiing with many extreme lines on offer for those who dare. The Col des Cristaux is the easier of the north east … Continue reading Col des Cristaux
Ben Finlay and I had planned to go for Spencer Couloir on Aiguille de Blaitière but missed out on first Midi bins so we decided to go exploring towards Tour Ronde instead on what was a nice bluebird day. 'A day in the mountains' as we called it. By the time we got up and started … Continue reading Col du Trident
4.2, E2, D I've always wanted to ski this line so when Magnus suggested we stay at the refuge d'Argentière and head up the route it was a no brainer for me. Only problem was that I was sat at my desk knee deep in writing newsletters for my beloved Adventure Base. (You can sign up … Continue reading Aiguille d’Argentière via Glacier du Milieu
Fergus McCarroll and myself headed up the Aiguille du Midi lift early on Tuesday with the idea of climbing Mont Blanc du Tacul for a few reasons, mainly to scope out the '3 Monts Route' to the summit of Mont Blanc but also to check out some lines that we're planning to ski in the … Continue reading Arête des Cosmiques
Finding snow in summer is not hard. Especially in Chamonix. These are some photos of our 3 day hike, which included a night at the Albert Premier Hut (2700m), a long day hiking and climbing on the glacier, including the summit of the Petit Fourche (3520m), followed by a night at the Trient Hut (3170m) and finished with … Continue reading Le Petit Fourche & more