Triangle du Tacul – Contamine-Negri

Taking advantage of the good weather, I went out training on Triangle du Tacul (3,970m), climbing the Contamine-Negri route and continued to the Mont Blanc du Tacul (4,248m).

Serac on top of Gervasutti couloir (© P. Gatta)
Serac on top of Gervasutti couloir (© P. Gatta)

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Alpinism: Pointes Lachenal – Contamine

There are some really nice routes in the Pointes Lachenal (3,613m). After Harold et Maud, L’Or√©e du Bois, Pascal and I climbed the Contamine yesterday (the driest on the face), another great climb.

Pointes Lachenal - Contamine route (© P. Gatta)
Pointes Lachenal РContamine route (© P. Gatta)

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Climbing in Kalymnos

Kalymnos is one of the best climbing places on the planet. With 1,700 routes spread out in 65 sectors, the sun, the sea, the scenery and its special atmosphere, no wonder why is a climber paradise.

Grande Grotta, Kalymnos (© P. Gatta)
Grande Grotta, Kalymnos (© P. Gatta)

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Ski: Grands Montets toward Col des Courtes

The Argentiere glacier is really a great place for ski touring, especially with 25cm of fresh snow.

Skiers close to Les Courtes (© P. Gatta)
Skiers close to Les Courtes (© P. Gatta)

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Les Courtes (3,856m) – Northeast Face

The Northeast face of Les Courtes (3,856m) in a great classic climb around Argenière, Mont Blanc Massif.

Grandes Jorasses, Rochefort, Geant, Mont Blanc from Les Courtes (© P. Gatta)
Grandes Jorasses, Rochefort, Geant, Mont Blanc from Les Courtes (© P. Gatta)

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Ski: Grands Montets – Le Tour (3 Cols)

This is the high season for ski touring in the Mont Blanc Massif and the Grands Montets are busy with skiers going in every directions. I chose a classic; Grands Montets to Le Tour via the 3 Cols.

North Face of Chardonnet (© P. Gatta)
North Face of Chardonnet (© P. Gatta)

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Ski: Aiguille d’Argentiere (3,901m)

For the second day of ski touring, I went to Argentiere glacier, up to Aiguille d’Argentiere (3,901m) and skied down to the valley.

Ski on Glacier du Milieu (© P. Gatta)
Ski on Glacier du Milieu (© P. Gatta)

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Ski: Aiguille du Tour (3,540m)

After many days of Alpine Ski, I went ski touring to Aiguille du Tour (3,540m) a very scenic and easy peak of Mont Blanc Massif.

North face of Aiguille d'Argentiere (© P. Gatta)
North face of Aiguille d’Argentiere (¬© P. Gatta)

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Great Himalaya Trail lecture

In September 2013, Philippe and Anna Gatta embarked on a hugely ambitious adventure – run the high route of the Great Himalaya Trail in Nepal. Philippe aimed to cover the high route in just 40 days, while Anna planned to join him for half of the distance.

Great Himalaya Trail Motivational Speech
Great Himalaya Trail Motivational Speech

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Climbing in Mesa Verde, Alcatraz and Chouchou Place

February has been quite sunny in the French Riviera, offering good conditions to climb outside.

Chouchou Place (© P. Gatta)
Chouchou Place (© P. Gatta)

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