Category Archives: Ski touring

Ski-Alpinism: Domes de Miage – Armancette (Mont Blanc)

Dômes de Miage is a real classic of ski touring of Mont Blanc Massif. Normally done over 2 days with a night in Tré la Tête or Conscrits hut, it can be done in a long day from Le Cugnon. Dômes 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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Ski: Aiguille d’Argentiere (3,901m)

For the second day of ski touring, I went to Argentiere glacier, up to Aiguille d’Argentiere (3,901m) and skied down to the valley. Ski on Glacier du Milieu (© P. Gatta)
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Ski: Aiguille du Tour (3,540m)

After many days of Alpine Ski, I went ski touring to Aiguille du Tour (3,540m) a very scenic and easy peak of Mont Blanc Massif. North face of Aiguille d’Argentiere (© P. Gatta)
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Ski touring: Cime de Guilie – Sangue

Just two weeks after the 174 km of the Spine Challenger, I didn’t feel like trail running again and since the snow conditions are pretty good, I went Ski touring in the Mercantour National Park. I made a classic 16 km loop starting in BorĂ©on, crossing the Vacherie des Erps and climbing up to the […]
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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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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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Ski touring: Mont Demant

Bad weather, bad snow, bad choice is how I would summarize this day. It was my fault though, the forecast was not encouraging but I wanted to give it a chance anyway. I went up to the Gorges du Cians and started skiing from Beuil (1450 m) on a thin layer of snow, with the […]
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