Aiguille Pourrie

Aiguille Pourrie from Col Cornu. Nice easy short ski tour if you are pushed for time with great Mont Blanc views and a fun descent back to the liaison Brevent/Flegere cable car. A good one to do if you're looking for a shaded north facing descent. https://youtu.be/4GxHf-7llHg

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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

A picture is worth a thousand words

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

Bel Oiseau

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

olly alkema skiing

North-east couloir, Pointe de la Terrasse

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

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