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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Topo Chouchou place

Here is an updated version of Chouchou Place topo (Gréolières). I added personal comments and stars for the routes I climbed. The routes are very well bolted and have two bolts with chain at the anchor.

Chouchou place, Gréolères (© A. Gatta)
Chouchou place, Gréolères (© A. Gatta)

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Bouldering in Bishop: trip report

Last September Anna and I went to Bishop (USA) for an amazing climbing trip. In 12 days, I had the chance to send 152 problems up to V11 (8A) and Anna 94 problems up to V9 (7C). There are so many cool problems that we couldn’t send that we have to get back there for sure!

If you like bouldering, you should definitely go to Bishop and hopefully this report will help you to organize your trip and chose some problems.

Philippe in Clearcut boulder, Rock Creek. Bishop  (© A. Gatta)
Philippe in Clearcut boulder, Rock Creek. Bishop (© A. Gatta)

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Climbing in Chouchou place

Chouchou place is a nice little cliff just above Gréolères. Despite an elevation of 1,000 m, the cliff is South facing and very hot so it is perfect for sunny winter days.

Central wall of Chouchou place, Gréolères (© P. Gatta)
Central wall of Chouchou place, Gréolères (© P. Gatta)

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Climbing trip in Geyikbayiri

Anna and I spent two weeks in Turkey, climbing in Geyikbayiri, near Antalya. This cliff is amazing with over 700 sport routes of different styles.

View from Antalya during a stormy day. Geyikbayiri (© P. Gatta)
View from Antalya during a stormy day (© P. Gatta)

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Bouldering competition at Val de Grimpe

It looks like the climbers liked the 90 problems that we set for the Bouldering competition at Val de Grimpe. Here are 56 photos.

Bouldering competition at Val de Grimpe (© P. Gatta)
Bouldering competition at Val de Grimpe (© P. Gatta)

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Mesa Verde topo updated

We have just updated the topo of Mesa Verde in Gorges du Loup. Thanks Marie-José, Julien and Axel for the infos.
Mesa Verde.

Anna dans Arrow Head (© P. Gatta)
Anna dans Arrow Head (© P. Gatta)

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