High Mountain Guides / News

26th February 2015 - High Mountain Ski Conditions Around the Vallee Blanche

Great weather and lots of very good snow still left from yesterday gave a classic high mountain ski day in the Mt Blanc range. Lots of teams skied all the main variants on the French side of the Vallee Blanche (with the possible exception of the Vrai) with lo... more>

9th February 2014 - Repentance Super & Valnontey / Cogne Ice Climbing Conditions

Substantial fresh snow last Thursday & Friday with continued strong winds has left a delicate snow pack above many of the ice climbs at Cogne and many natural avalanches were witnessed on sunny aspects this afternoon. Tucked up in the shade on th... 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>

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January 13th 2013, Spring Like Weather Giving Reasonable Conditions For 'Winter' Alpinism....

Despite it being full mid winter the relatively mild temperatures and dry snow conditions have allowed reasonable access to some of the high mountain ro... more>

5th April 2014 Ski Touring Above the Val Veny & Val d'Aosta

The snow pack in the Mont Blanc massif is nearly generally transformed to spring condition, with just a few steep north facing slopes at lower / middle altitudes still to be purged and some good winter powder still remaining on higher north facing slopes which have esc... more>