Monthly Archives: January 2012

Climbing: video of Souffle du Ragga – Peillon

A few weeks ago, Anna, Philippe and Anouk Evène made a series of videos in the cave of Peillon. Here is the first video of Philippe climbing Le Souffle du Ragga, 8b+. Two more videos will be released soon, so stay tuned. < Souffle du Raagga, 8b+ (© Philippe et Anna Gatta)
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Running: Treadmill Stress Test

Anna and I are still preparing for the Atacama Crossing, a 250 km, 7 days, self-supported running race in the Atacama desert, Chile. Last week I went to the “Centre Cardio-Thoracique of Monaco” for a Treadmill Stress Test (“Test d’effort”) which included Echocardiogram, lung capacities, heart rate min and max, VO2 max, fat vs. carbohydrates […]
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Alpinism: Cime de Fremamorte – Right Gully

Last weekend I went back to the BorĂ©on in the the Valley of VĂ©subie and climbed the Right Gully in the West face of the Cime Fremamorte (2730 m, 300m, AD+). There are not much snow/ice left, but the conditions in the Gully were okay, with 4 short sections of mixed climbing. Instead of going […]
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Video: Best of 2011

Philippe has just finished the Best of 2011 video: 3 minutes 31 seconds of the Kangchenjunga expedition (8586m), Sahara Race, Rock climbing around Nice, Berghaus TV shoot in the Dolomites, Trail running in Calanques, Sweden, Lapland and Mercantour, Alpine ascents in Chamonix Mont Blanc… More videos on Philippe’s YouTube channel. Philippe and Anna on the […]
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Trail: St Vallier – Caille – Andon

Anna and I are still preparing for the Atacama Crossing; a 250 km, self-supported race in the Atacama desert in Chile. Today we went to the first hills behind Cannes to run on a really nice 40 km Trail. The trail is rather good, with not too much elevation gain (+1550m), so perfect for training. […]
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Alpinism: Pelago – Couloirs Nathalie and East

For this first day of 2012, I woke up at 5:30am and went to the BorĂ©on in the the Valley of VĂ©subie to climb the Couloir Nathalie (III, AD+/D, 650m) in the West face of Mont Pelago. The weather was great but it was too warm and the conditions in the Couloir were awful: very […]
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