Gran Paradiso

Route completed on 17 Apr 2012

Gran Paradiso with Jules...

Chamonix to Arolla

Route completed on 31 Mar 2012

Chamonix to Arolla with Steve. Blurb to follow...

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Col du Tour Noir

Route completed on 24 Mar 2012

The obligatory acclimatisation Col. Mark was off to do the Dome de Miage and I was off to do some hut to hut stuff. We both needed a little acclimatisation.

At 3535m this easy tour (Page 120 Mont-Blanc Ski tours) offers a good acclimatisation exercise. It is also a much cheaper trip...

Col des Flambeaux, Col de Rochefort, Combe de la Vierge

Route completed on 16 Mar 2012

This trip from the Midi was basically a reccy for future routes. Anyone from Chamonix stop reading now before you glaze over and fall to sleep. Anyone not from Chamonix who hasn't skied the Glacier de Toule, the Combe de la Vierge or the Marbrees Couloir then read on as it might be of some...

Monts Jovet, Boucle par le Nant Blanc

Route completed on 10 Mar 2012

It sounds cliché but Simon literally got this route from a guy in the local pub and a very good tip it was.

Combe a Marion

Route completed on 01 Mar 2012

The return of the Gregster. After way too long off his touring skis Greg finally made it out touring. We've missed you Greg!

On the day that France Meteo decided to put a little red 'Informations Avalanches' on their site to alert folks to the fact that it was 11 degrees at 1100m and the...

Tete du Chateau

Route completed on 08 Feb 2012

Blub on its way...

Couloir Nord du Paré de Joux, Couloir du Tchadar

Route completed on 04 Feb 2012

3 years after spotting these couloirs the conditions, weather and friends all came together in one very cold but otherwise perfect day.

I never thought I would ever complete a tour with 1100m of ascent in a balaclava, but thats exactly what I did. Sometimes with balaclava and wooly hat!...

Location too Good to Make Public

Route completed on 01 Feb 2012

The Aravis are great, but many of the routes involve steep terrain which isn't so great when the avalanche conditions are high.

I was looking for a place that I could go in cat 5 avalanche conditions and a white out and still have a great day. This place was it. Trees, ridge lines and no...

Col des Chasseurs, Couloir Nord

Route completed on 14 Jan 2012

When Simon rang me at 7.30am and said there had been a mix up with the bookings for his 8 bed apartment and that we would have to clean it from top to bottom and change all the beds before we could go out I was not expecting such a great day.

In the end it was amazing. The great thing...

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