2 October 2015 - (Very) Early Season Skiing....
It was early November when we began our ski reports last season so it's good to get going a month earlier this year! This is just a quick post to start a series of updates on which resorts are opening during the early season period and how the snow conditions are developing.
6 October 2015, Arete Laurence, Cosmiques Arete, Col du Midi & Storms in Chamonix
It was good to make the most of the morning before the considerable precipitation arrived at lunch time. Heavy snow storms above around 3000m and persistent rain in Chamonix meant the afternoon was best spent in the cafes and shops rather than on th... 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 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>