Philippe Gatta stories and photos of Expeditions. Such as Mount Everest, Makalu, Kangchenjunga, K2. Also details about the 7 Summits.
Furthermore, some sotries about desert races. Espcecially the 4 Desert and Marathon des Sables. Also multiples trail such as Tour du Mont Blanc, GHT, Via Alpina. Also multiples posts about rock Climbing and Alpinism.
The Marathon des Sables (Marathon of Sands) is a mythic race, a race that all ultra-distance runners must do at least once. Despite its name, it’s not a Marathon but a +200km race with 6 stages, including a 80 km non-stop stage. The race takes places in Morocco in the Sahara desert.
The Aiguille de la Glière can be quickly reached from the Index chairlift. Looking for a more sustained climb than the famous South ridge, we chose the Les Portes de la Chapelle, a TD+ route.
We climbed Acqua concert in Aiguilles de Van (Perrons). The route is not the best we have done but it offers the stunning views.
There are multiple great routes in the Perrons de Vallorcine and A Bigger Bang is definitively one of them with its memorable 7a pitch.
The Kohlmann route is probably less known than the Rebuffat but as nice in my opinion. It is a short route, easy to find, on good granite with a climb mostly on corners.
We did another fun climb in Aiguilles Rouges: the Ravanel route in the South summit of Aiguilles Crochues. 15 pitches/400 meters easy and very scenic, relaxing after the crimps of Aiguille du Belvédère.