Monthly Archives: November 2011

Trail: Around Lauvet d’Ilonse

Sunday Anna and I went to the Valley of TinĂ©e to run along a very scenic trail starting at the nice village of Ilonse. The trail circles around the peak of Lauvet d’Ilonse that can be quickly climbed to enjoy the view over the National Park of Mercantour. Anna close to Col des Fourches (© […]
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Expedition: video of Vinson expedition in Antarctica

Philippe has finished the video of the Mount Vinson expedition in Antarctica. Mount Vinson (or Vinson Massif) is the highest mountain of Antarctica and reaches 4892 m (16,049 ft). It is located in the Ellsworth Mountains Range, only 1,200km (750 mi) away from the South Pole and it one of the 7 Summits.
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Ski alpinism: GĂ©las – Southwest ridge

After the snow fall of last week, I was excited to start a new ski touring season. The snow starts at 2200m so I decided to go at Madone de Fenestre and climb the GĂ©las (3143 m). The conditions were not so good when I started ; very strong wind and frozen snow. I skied […]
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Trail: Vallees Gordolasque – Merveilles

Last weekend Anna and I did a very nice trail in the Valleys of Gordolasque and Merveilles. The trail is only 21km long but it takes place between 1600m and 2700m of altitude and some sections are steep so it should not be underestimated. The views over the numerous lakes, Mercantour peaks and the archaeological […]
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