With good weather and keen to escape the resort crowds following a decent snowfall in Chamonix, Lorne, Sandy and Colin headed up Plaine Joux above Servos to ski a couloir they had spotted during the summer. The route took a little longer than planned, due to thin snow on their indented direct route and breaks […]Read more "Couloir De La Chorde – Above Plaine Joux"
After climbing the Cosmiques arrett the day before Peter and Nick decided to start their Vallee Blanche decent via the Couloir Sud de l’arête des Cosmiques on Monday. This certainly makes a pleasant change to queuing up on the Midi arete. Check out how much rope you might need if you are thinking of doing […]Read more "Couloir Sud de l’arête des Cosmiques to Vallee Blanche"
Looking for something to do today, why not watch a very good and brand new movie about steep skiing. Filmed in Zermatt, Chamonix and Haines,AK and feathering Xavier de Le Rue, Samuel Anthamatten, and Andreas Fransson this film documents the process and challenges that stem from seeking out the world’s most daunting terrain.Read more "Mission Steeps Movie"
Lorne, Graham and Andy headed to Flegere after plans to ski off the Midi were to one side due to a delayed opening. After skiing a couple of laps off the Floria lift, finding a bit of nice snow mixed in with some nasty runts they decided to do a little transceiver practice. This is something […]Read more "Transceiver Training"
After searching Brevent and Flegere for something other than heavy spring snow and knowing that there would be nothing left in the resort area of Grand Montets Joel, John and Francesco came to the conclusion touring was their only option if they wanted fresh tracks. They decided on Col d’Argentiere in the Argentiere basin accessed from […]Read more "Joel On The Col d’Argentière"
Ben Briggs headed out yesterday on his first tour of the new year with Brendan O’Sullivan and Tom Coney. They grabbed the first lifts in Grand Montets and climbed the Aiguille d’Argentiere before skiing down the Y Couloir and just making it back to the car in the light. For Ben’s more in depth report and conditions […]Read more "Skiing The Y Couloir"
It sounds like much of Chamonix has turned into a mogul field again on the off piste but with no crowds, soft snow and sun there is not too much to complain about. Secret spots and touring will still find you powder, but temperatures are high so stay safe out there! Lorne’s full report from […]Read more "Brevent Conditions"