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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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Alpinism: Mont Ponset – Mont Neiglier

Today I went back to the Madone de Fenestre to climb the Couloir DĂ©laissĂ© (300m, 45-50° max) in the Southwest face of Mont Ponset (2828 m). The conditions in the Couloir were not too bad but with the current temperature the snow won’t last long. Then I climbed down the Southeast face and since it […]
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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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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: Tavels West face – Left Gully

Anna and I went to the Cime of Tavels (2795 m) to climb the left Gully of the West face (Goulotte Ouest de gauche), one of the 3 ice and mixed routes of Tavels. The routes is 250 meters high (6 pitches), graded French TD / 85° 4+ / M4. It was cold -16°C. The […]
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Ski touring: Cime de Guilie

Second day of ski touring this weekend. This time Anna and I went to the BorĂ©on to climb the Cime de GuiliĂ© (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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Snowshoes: Baus de la Frema

Winter is here; it snowed 30cm last night, enough for a 15 km hike with snowshoes. I left St Martin Vesubie (1050 m) in a snowy weather and went up to the Baus de la Frema (2246 m). The snow starts at around 1400 m. Distance: 15km, ascent: 1230m / descent: 1230m. Valley of Vesubie […]
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