3 July 2015, Brilliant Middle & High Mountain Rock - Orny & Purtscheller
All the talk of the problems of the heatwave have ignored the fact that there is lovely high mountain weather with warm & dry rock even at high altitude. We profited from this with 2 fun alpine rock days based at the lovely Cabane d'Orny above Champe... more>
That brings to a close this seasons series of courses run in conjunction with Alison Culshaw and 'Off Piste Performance'. This has been another successful year with every single course place, bar one filled for the season. Teams have enjoyed & appreciated this powerful blend of technical off piste coaching, avalanche awareness training, glacier travel skills and route finding. A great 5... more>
15th May 2015 - Ski Monte Rosa - Last Day of 2015 Ski Season
The story of good snow conditions high on the glaciers and a high snow line is replicated over in the Swiss Valais Alps around Zermatt. We thus approached the Monte Rosa hut via Rotenboden on the Gornergrat railway as the steep south facing slopes below the Gornergrat are n... more>
20th April 2015 - Perfect Spring Mountaineering Conditions - Aiguilles Marbrees
A little fresh snow late last week gave a velvet & pristine feel to the South side of the Mont Blanc massif as the weather turned to perfect today. Lovely spring high alpine weather and decent snow cover gave a very enjoyable PD traverse of this fine... more>
18th October 2014, Awesome Autumn Multi Mountain Sports Day in Chamonix!
A rare recent day of perfect autumn alpine sunshine today. Very enjoyable mild, calm and sunny conditions even high in the mountains. We had a great time traversing the Arete Laurence with pristine fresh snow giving a mix of trail breaking & smooth cramponin... more>
Whether you are skiing off piste, ski touring or cruising the groomers this winter - time spent preparing & getting fit in advance could not only mean you enjoy your trip more but are also less likely to pick up an injury on the slopes...
With this in mind Chamonix's 'La Clinique du Sport' have developed a convenient & fun way of steadily building your fitness throughout the au... more>
The new Eurostar service to Geneva will no longer require a change in Paris and journey from Gare du Nord to to Gare de Lyon. Instead a simple change of platform is required at Lille with a reported maximum wait of 30 mins. This means the total journey time will be around 6 hours 20 mins, knocking a full hour and busy commute across Paris off the journey.
The initial service will run f... more>
Late September 2014, Stable Weather & Good Mixed Climbing In the Mont Blanc Massif
Many teams have been out in the high mountains profiting from good stable weather & fine mixed climbing conditions thanks to the cool & snowy weather earlier in the summer. Parties have continued to climb the Grandes Jorasses North Face, ma... more>
20th March 2014, Lots of Ice Climbing Activity in Chamonix's Upper Vallee Blanche Area
The continuously good weather in the Mont Blanc Massif has left skiers a bit starved of powder but provided stable snow conditions for climbing teams to venture on to the high mountain routes. Some teams have even benefited from the classic spring... more>
18th May 2014, Excellent Late Spring Ski Touring Conditions Across the High Alps
Cold weather & some heavy snow falls over Easter and over the last couple of weeks have given a welcome boost to the spring snow conditions, charged up the glaciers and given some great skiing up high when the weather allowed.
We enjoyed 3 sk... more>