Joel is back with a short report from Courmayeur, where the snow has been a lot more reliable than Chamonix for the early part of the season. And a ski down the Petit Enviers from the Aiguille du Midi on new years eve. It sounds like there is still some areas that need to fill […]Read more "Courmayeur Couloirs And A Petit Envers Report"
It has been a slow start to the 2013-14 winter season in Chamonix but it looks like winter is now back to stay. There have been a few good powder days to close out the year and it is still possible to find untracked areas both in Chamonix and through the tunnel in Courmayeur. See […]Read more "A Good End To 2013"
A late start for Cedric and Manu today, reaching the bottom of the Auguille du Midi at 10 am. To these surprise they were the only two skiers standing around! It sure looks like there is plenty of snow up top at the moment despite the slow start to the season elsewhere in the valley. […]Read more "Up The Midi And Away From The Queues"
After the last three weeks of sunny days and cold nights it is great to hear than some snow is finally forecast, but just how safe is it going to be on the off piste? “Conditions at the moment are very similar to the start of the 2005 / 2006 season which saw a record […]Read more "New snow is forecast, but just how safe is it out going to be out there?"
With the current lack of snow in Chamonix and not much forecast (next snowfall 19th maybe) Joel has been busy finding other ways to keep himself occupied other than skiing. After a solo scramble to the top of Grand Montets the day before Joel and Ally decided to head up to the Petit Aiguille Vert, […]Read more "Climbing the Petit Aiguille Vert"
When you think about Chamonix you probably don’t think about air pollution but unfortunately it is one of the worst air polluted places in France. We also heard that yesterday children at schools in the valley were not allowed outside to play because of the high pollution levels. This high level of pollution in the […]Read more "Chamonix Air Pollution, how bad is it?"
Most of the Time Alpine climbing is cold, miserable and you don’t get anything done, but just occasionally everything falls into place and you get to experience those rare moments of perfection. Those two hours sat on the summit of Les Courtes are probably two of the most surreal and beautiful hours I’ve had the […]Read more "Graham climbs Les Courtes in the dark!"