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28th August 2016, Late Summer Alpine Conditions

Continued warm, even hot & sunny weather has given rise to some typical late summer conditions. It is late August! The hot weather has well stripped back even high altitude rocky & mixed routes and icy and loose rocky sections are now common on various high mountain itineraries... more>

March 25th 2016 - Improving Alpine Climbing Conditions & Lots Activity Across Mont Blanc Range

The excellent late winter / early spring weather, after much snowfall in Feb & March, has considerably improved Chamonix alpine climbing conditions and many teams have been out climbing goullottes, high mountain routes & North F... more>

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>

9th May 2016 - Mont Velan & Mont Dolent

Late season conditions remain excellent for high mountain ski touring with very extensive snow cover for the time of year on the high glaciers, peaks and cols. We enjoyed a fine ski ascent of Mont Velan from the impressive Velan Hut which looks like the prow of a battleship perched high on... 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 a... 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>