Trail: Traverse of the Alps – 1,200 km and +62,000m

Mid June, Philippe and Anna will start their Traverse of the Alps, a 1,200 km challenge across 7 countries.

Traverse of the Alps (© A. Gatta)
Traverse of the Alps (© A. Gatta)

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Mont Blanc Massif, France (© P. Gatta)
Mont Blanc Massif, France (© P. Gatta)

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Ski-Alpinism: around Aiguille du Chardonnet (Mont Blanc Massif)

There are endless possibilities of ski touring between Argentière and Le Tour, including the famous 2 and 3 cols. This option is a 20 kilometers loop around the Aiguille du Chardonnet.

Aiguille Verte seen from below Col du Passon (© P. Gatta)
Aiguille Verte seen from below Col du Passon (© P. Gatta)

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Ski: around Argentière (Mont Blanc Massif)

Today was a simple day of training around Argentière with a good snow and clear sky.

Glacier d'Argentière (© P. Gatta)
Glacier d’Argenti√®re (¬© P. Gatta)

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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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