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Ski : Verbier – 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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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-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’Argentière – Glacier du Milieu (Mont Blanc Massif)

No matter how many times I have climbed Aiguille d’Argentière, I keep enjoying it. From Les Grands Montets it’s a short and nice ski touring day, from Argentière it’s a long and good training. Summit of Aiguille d’Argentière (© P. Gatta)
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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: 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 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 Boréon, crossing the Vacherie des Erps and climbing up to the […]
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Ski alpinism: G̩las РSouthwest 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 Gélas (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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Alpinism: Arete Rochefort

For the last day of photo shoot for Berghaus and the Gore-Tex Active Shell, Anna Gatta, Jon Griffith, Will Sim and I went to the Rochefort Ridge (Arete de Rochefort). We left Torino hut early to be on the ridge before the sunrise. On the way to the “Salle a Manger”, Jon took some amazing […]
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