It's always an adventure when Fergus is in town. We started our weekend with a ski tour up and over from Grand Montets into the Argentiere basin in preparation for a big adventure the following day. It's been scorching weather for the past 2 weeks with no sign of fresh snow. Instead, the conditions have … Continue reading One big adventure
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
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
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
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
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.