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Ski alpinism: Mont Ponset РCouloir Oubli̩

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 Carrée (3716 m) in the Mont Blanc Massif. That was our first day of photo shoots for Berghaus. We left Argentière quite late and when we reached the end of the last hard pitch, it was too late to top out […]
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Ski touring: Cime de Guilie

Second day of ski touring this weekend. This time Anna and I went to the Boréon to climb the Cime de Guilié (2999 m). Like in Gialorgues, the snow has melted below 1700 m and it’s frozen above, so very good conditions to go up either in ski touring or snowshoes. Perfect weather where we […]
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Ski alpinism: Bec du Chateau

The rain at high altitude of last week has totally changed the conditions in the mountains. The soft snow have been replaced by hard snow and ice, perfect to climb some Couloirs. I went back to Gialorgues to ski touring and to climb the Northeast Couloir of Bec du Chateau (400m, 45° average, AD-). Then […]
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Ski touring: Croix de Carle

Great ski touring day with lot of fresh snow, clear sky but -14 degrees in the morning. I went to St Dalmas le Selvage (1496 m) in the Tinee valley to ski La Croix de Carlé (2529 m), the Crest of La Tour (2596 m) and the Vallon of La Tour. Great conditions but some […]
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