One big adventure

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

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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

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

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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

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Les Courtes: North east face

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