Monthly Archives: May 2017

Alpinism: Mont Blanc Traverse (Mont Blanc Massif)

Climbing Mont Blanc is always a pleasure. This time, Anna and I made a long traverse from Aiguille du Midi, to the 3 Monts, Dome du Gouter, Aiguille du Gouter followed by a 3,800 meters descent to Les Houches. Sunrise from Col de la Brenva (© P. Gatta)
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Alpinism: Grand Combin (Pennine Alps)

I really enjoyed the Grand Combin; nice mountain, good snow conditions, great views and we were only 3 climbers. South Face of Grand Combin from Mt Vélan (© P. Gatta)
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Ski: Mont VĂ©lan – Annibal Couloir (Pennine Alps)

Mont Vélan is a nice mountain located on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Easily accessible from the Great St Bernard Pass, it is a good ski objective. Mont Vélan and Valsorey Glacier seen from Grand Combin (© P. Gatta)
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Ski: Pointe de la Terrasse (Aiguilles Rouges)

Pointe de la Terrasse is a small peak South of Barrage d’Emosson (Dam). It is a very popular ski tour in spring when the road to Emosson Dam is open. Pointe de la Terrasse is a perfect balcony offering stunning views over the Mont Blanc Massif. Pointe de la Terrasse. Aiguille Verte in the background […]
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