Tag Archives: tinee

Trail: St Etienne – Tenibre – Vens

Last week was my peak training week in preparation for the Khan-Tengri (7010 m) expedition that will start in less than 3 weeks. After 44 km ran during the week, Anna and I made a Trail/Trekking this weekend around Saint Etienne-de-TinĂ©e. We wanted to go at a higher altitude than usual, even though in the […]
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Trail: Bairols – Ilonse

Anna and I went back to the Valley of TinĂ©e to find a new Trail between the nice villages of Bairols and Ilonse. The Trail we chose was technical and in bad shape, especially on the way to Ilonse where there are lots of dead trees and rocks. The section between Col de la Sinne […]
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Trail: Around Lauvet d’Ilonse

Sunday Anna and I went to the Valley of TinĂ©e to run along a very scenic trail starting at the nice village of Ilonse. The trail circles around the peak of Lauvet d’Ilonse that can be quickly climbed to enjoy the view over the National Park of Mercantour. Anna close to Col des Fourches (© […]
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Trail: Bousieyas – St Sauveur sur Tinee

At the end of the Month, I will go to Egypt to participate to the Sahara Race, a 250 km self-supported foot race which crosses the Wadi Al-Hitan (Whales Valley) and ends at the Giza Pyramids. A week ago, I did the last long Trail of my preparation for the race. A 60 km trail […]
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Trail: St Jean la Riviere – La Tour – L’Engarvin

If you are looking for a technical Trail with lots of ascents and descents, there are mainy choices within one hour drive from Nice. Sunday I made one that is a perfect training and test for an Ultra endurance race. It crossed 3 valleys: VĂ©subie, TinĂ©e and Paillon, 5 passes (Cols) for a total of […]
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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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Ice climbing: Cascade Gialorgues

We climbed the left ice fall (Cascade) of Gialorgues but the conditions were far from good: the ice fall is not well formed, rather thin and fragile with running water underneath. The temperature of -7 degrees was too warm too. There was a lot of soft snow from the river to the bottom of the […]
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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 CarlĂ© (2529 m), the Crest of La Tour (2596 m) and the Vallon of La Tour. Great conditions but some […]
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Trail: Plan du var – Mont Ferion – Utelle – Mont Vial

This difficult and long trail running offers outstanding views over the French Riviera. It starts with the ascent of Mont Ferion (1412m) and Col de l’Autaret (1308m), then goes down in the Vesubie valley, goes up to Utelle, down to Tinee Valley before traversing Mont Vial (1541m) from North to South. Overall the trail is […]
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Trail: St Sauveur sur Tinee – Longon

This trail starts at the village of St Sauveur sur Tinee (510m) and make a loop along the GR 52A and the GR 5 up to Longon (1941m) in the Mercantour National Park. The trail is good and well marked (red and white paint). Distance: 38 km, ascent: 2000m / descent: 2000m. Vignols and Portes […]
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