Category Archives: Ski touring

Ski: Mont Vélan РAnnibal 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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Ski : Verbier ‚Äď Zermatt – Haute Route

I wanted to ski the Haute Route for a while from Verbier to Zermatt, skipping the Chamonix part that I already know. Haute Route: Matterhorn / Cervin (© P Gatta)
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Alpinism: Mont Dolent – South Face (Mont Blanc Massif)

Mont Dolent is a 3,820m peak in the Mont Blanc Massif, located at the border between Italy, Switzerland and France. The South Face is a great ski objective. Aiguille de Leschaux and Grandes Jorasses (© P. Gatta)
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Photos on Instagram and facebook

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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