Small Adventure in the Massif – Pointe Yeld 3560m

Adam and I had the idea of skiing a y shaped couloir in-between the col superior de la noire and pointe yeld. On approaching the base of the line it was obvious that it wouldn't be skiable so we decided to go for a short wander up to pointe yeld to discover this new area … Continue reading Small Adventure in the Massif – Pointe Yeld 3560m

Simple joys: Val de Tré les Eaux > Col Corbeau > Col de la Terrasse

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

Ski Trip: North Iceland

Welcome to the hidden gem of the North. Ólafsfjörður sits in the Eyjafjörður fjord an hours drive from the biggest town in the North of Iceland, Akureyri. It is a small, unspoilt fishing settlement that’s fast becoming an outdoor enthusiast‘s dream come true. Ólafsfjörður was connected with a ‘road’ for the first time in 1940, … Continue reading Ski Trip: North Iceland

Col des Cristaux

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

Col du Trident

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

Aiguille d’Argentière via Glacier du Milieu

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

Arête des Cosmiques

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

Mont Blanc via Gouter Route

Finally. Ever since I came to Chamonix in 2012 I've looked up at Mont Blanc every day and had various summit plans fail for different reasons; bad conditions, work commitments etc, but yesterday, finally, I stood on the summit of the White Mountain. We took the Gouter Route which takes 2 days to summit. The route … Continue reading Mont Blanc via Gouter Route

Le Petit Fourche & more

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