Category Archives: Ski touring

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If you would like to see more photos, follow Philippe on Instagram and Facebook. 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)
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Ski: around Argentière (Mont Blanc Massif)

Today was a simple day of training around Argenti√®re with a good snow and clear sky. 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)
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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)
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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’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)
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Ski: Grands Montets toward Col des Courtes

The Argentiere glacier is really a great place for ski touring, especially with 25cm of fresh snow. Skiers close to Les Courtes (© P. Gatta)
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Les Courtes (3,856m) – Northeast Face

The Northeast face of Les Courtes (3,856m) in a great classic climb around Argenière, Mont Blanc Massif. Grandes Jorasses, Rochefort, Geant, Mont Blanc from Les Courtes (© P. Gatta)
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Ski: Grands Montets – Le Tour (3 Cols)

This is the high season for ski touring in the Mont Blanc Massif and the Grands Montets are busy with skiers going in every directions. I chose a classic; Grands Montets to Le Tour via the 3 Cols. North Face of Chardonnet (© P. Gatta)
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