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Alpinism: North Face of the Eiger

Tuesday Alex Chabot and I left Nice to Grindelwald in Switzerland with the goal to climb the North Face of Eiger (3970m). This north face, also called the Nordwand in German, is world famous. With 1800 meters of vertical height, it is one of the tallest, steepest and hardest face in the Alps. It is […]
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Alpinism: GĂ©las – West Couloir

Sunday Anna and I went to the Madone de Fenestre to climb the West Couloir (II, AD / 3, 300m) of GĂ©las (3143 m). The snow starts above 2300 m and after several weeks of rather warm weather, the snow is pretty hard. The conditions in the West Couloir were rather good in the first […]
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Kangchenjunga: expedition and summit video

Philippe has just finished the video of the Kangchenjunga expedition More information on Kangchenjunga expedition Plus d’informations sur ExpĂ©dition au Kangchenjunga
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Alpinism: Cime de Juisse – Peirastreche

Anna and I went back to the BorĂ©on to climb another Couloir in the Northwest face of Cime de Juisse (2580 m), called PeĂŻrastreche. Overall the conditions in the route were okay, there was still snow fresh snow from last week, the third pitch was the most interesting one with less snow and more ice. […]
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Alpinism: Mont Neiglier – Garriou Pippolini

The “Garriou – Pippolini” is a really nice route in the East face of Mont Neiglier (2786 m). The face is 700 meters high with a series of snow Couloir and 4 ice falls (85° maximum). Anna and I climbed the route in 3h30 which was in good conditions despite the rather warm temperatures. The […]
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Alpinism: Tour Ronde – North face

I went back to Chamonix for the first Berghaus athlete camp (more to come…) and stayed three days with Anna Gatta and Jon Griffith for another photo shoots for Berghaus and Gore-Tex. Friday morning we took the first cable car to Torino hut and climbed the north face of Tour Ronde in the Mont Blanc […]
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TĂȘte des Portettes – Motivation EncaissĂ©e

I wanted to climb a gully called Motivation EncaissĂ©e in the North face of TĂȘte des Portettes (2823m). Bad idea, it was a sunny day, no wind but way too warm, with a freezing level at 3600m. The conditions in the gully were bad; soft melting snow and a bit of fragile ice. I climbed […]
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Ski alpinism: Mont Ponset – Couloir OubliĂ©

Once again it rained up to 2400 meters two days ago which has melted the snow below 1500 m and froze the snow at high altitude. With the wind and snow falling, today I was not expecting a perfect day in the Mountains. Anyway I headed up to the Madone de Fenestre for ski touring […]
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Alpinism: Grande Rocheuse – Vivagel

Jon Griffith, Carine Salvy and I went back in the Argentiere Basin, Mont Blanc Massif, for our second day of photo shoots for Berghaus. This time we climbed the Couturier + Vivagel route in the North Face of Grande Rocheuse. We spent a short and cold night on the floor of the Grand Montet cable […]
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Alpinism: Aiguille Carree – Frendo Ravanel

Jon Griffith, Carine Salvy and I climbed the Frendo Ravanel route at the Aiguille CarrĂ©e (3716 m) in the Mont Blanc Massif. That was our first day of photo shoots for Berghaus. We left ArgentiĂšre quite late and when we reached the end of the last hard pitch, it was too late to top out […]
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