High Mountain Guides / News

29th December 2015 - Chevalier Couloir, Petite Aiguille Verte, Les Grands Montets

A mountaineering ascent of the Chevalier Couloir in late December would often prove to be a snowy trail breaking epic at best - Today a pleasant steady track led all the way up the Gully to the aesthetic snowy Demi Lune col. The route is impressively ea... more>

12th February - Chamonix Deep Powder - Les Grands Montets

Wow!. The snow really was that good today at the Grands Montets with bottomless powder in many parts of the resort after last nights fresh falls and heavy fresh snow falling throughout the day building to blizzard conditions this afternoon. By 1530 the resort was shutting down... more>

17 November 2015, Dome de Miage North Face & Aiguille de Bionnassay Traverse

The Indian summer continues across the Northern Alps with dry, sunny & relatively mild weather giving stable conditions for many teams to enjoy high alpine autumn mountaineering. Our 3 day expedition took advantage of these conditions to enjoy an aes... more>

24 September 2015, Early Autumnal Alpine Conditions

As we have officially shifted in to the autumn season we have created another news page to deal with evolving autumnal conditions around the Mont Blanc Massif and Northern Alpine Chain.

Stay posted via the new post below and thanks for following our summer alpine reports durin... 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... 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 fin... 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>