Ski-Alpinism: Col des Cristaux (Mont Blanc Massif)

Short and nice day out despite not so good snow condition in the Northeast face of Col des Cristaux in Mont Blanc Massif.

View from Col des Cristaux (© P. Gatta)
View from Col des Cristaux (© P. Gatta)

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Trail: Passy – Lachat d’En Haut (Haute Savoie)

Looking for new Trail, Anna and I found a scenic one from Passy to the base of Aiguille de Varan.

Lachat d'En Haut, Aiguille de Varan behind (© A. Gatta)
Lachat d’En Haut, Aiguille de Varan behind (¬© A. Gatta)

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Trail: Les Houches – Mont Borrel (Haute Savoie)

We resumed our trail running training but there are still lot of snow above 1600m, so we found a new short Trail around Les Houches.

Charousse, Mont Blanc Massif behind (© A. Gatta)
Charousse, Mont Blanc Massif behind (© A. Gatta)

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Ski-Alpinism: NE Face of Les Courtes (Mont Blanc Massif)

I took advantage of great snow conditions to ski down the Northeast face of Les Courtes in Mont Blanc Massif.

View from Les Courtes (© P. Gatta)
View from Les Courtes (© P. Gatta)

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Ski-Alpinism: Aiguille d’Argenti√®re – Glacier du Milieu (Mont Blanc Massif)

No matter how many times I have climbed Aiguille d’Argenti√®re, I keep enjoying it. From Les Grands Montets it’s a short and nice ski touring day, from Argenti√®re it’s a long and good training.

Summit of Aiguille d'Argentière (© P. Gatta)
Summit of Aiguille d’Argenti√®re (¬© P. Gatta)

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Ski-Alpinism: Domes de Miage – Armancette (Mont Blanc)

D√īmes de Miage is a real classic of ski touring of Mont Blanc Massif. Normally done over 2 days with a night in Tr√© la T√™te or Conscrits hut, it can be done in a long day from Le Cugnon.

D√īmes de Miage (¬© P. Gatta)
D√īmes de Miage (¬© P. Gatta)

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Alpinism: Aiguille du Midi – Mallory Porter (Mont Blanc Massif)

Let’s start the year in a nice way; by climbing the North Face of Aiguille du Midi!

Aiguille du Midi, Mallory Porter route (© P. Gatta)
Aiguille du Midi, Mallory Porter route (© P. Gatta)

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Climbing in Le Chaudan (Alpes Maritimes)

Le Chaudan is a nice little cliff with 7 routes opened by Guillaume Ciais. It is limited but definitively wroth a visit.

Micromégas, 8a, Le Chaudan (© P. Gatta)
Micromégas, 8a, Le Chaudan (© P. Gatta)

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Trail: Salso Moreno – Vens (Mercantour)

The Salso Moreno and the Lakes of Vens are popular places for trail running and hiking in the Alpes Maritimes. Located at the North of Mercantour National Park, close to La Bonette pass, they offer great Alpine views in a peaceful environment.

Toward Pas de Morgon, Les Roubines Nègres behind (© A. Gatta)
Toward Pas de Morgon, Les Roubines Nègres behind (© A. Gatta)

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Climbing: Dissipation (Aiglun)

Aiglun is probably the best cliff of Alpes Maritimes for multi-pitch routes. We took advantage this hot November to climb Dissipation a great route in the center of the cliff of Giet

Dissipation (ED- / 7a / 300m), Aiglun (© P. Gatta)
Dissipation (ED- / 7a / 300m), Aiglun (© P. Gatta)

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