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Month: May 2011

Expedition Season – Alaska and Everest

There’s plenty of expeditions on the go at the moment. Matt Helliker and Jon Bracy are new routing in Alaska on the Moonflower Buttress. They have a good blog written by their cameraman at basecamp. British Moonflower Expedition. It looks like a great line and a highly technical route, looking forward to the photos when they get back down to the glacier. A colleague of mine Zac Poulton is guiding on Everest for Adventure Peaks. They are on the north side and are currently waiting for good weather. George Atkinson is on the same expedition and is hoping to complete his seven summits bid on Everest. He’s done the other six, including Aconcagua and Denali with myself over the past few years. George is sixteen years old so if he summits he’ll be the youngest person to hold the seven summits record. He’s updating his blog every now and again here. Ueli Steck is a swiss alpinist famous for soloing hard north faces in the Alps in record times. His time for the 1938 route is something like 2hr30mins. Super impressive. He’s on an extended expedition to the Himalaya, where he’s already summited the 8000m mountains Shismapagma and Cho Oyu. He’s just got to the ABC camp on the north side of Everest so I guess he’s heading up there as well. Here’s his blog. Enjoy the...

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A return to Anstey’s Sport Climbing

 I haven’t climbed at Anstey’s cove since November (see this post) and today’s bank holiday was a little blustery and cold, thereby keeping the riff raff away and the crag nice and quiet! Henry, Nick and myself found some shelter on the “Empire” wall that both Nick and Henry wanted to try anyway and I was keen for another go on the extended start known as “not just Empire”.   I didn’t expect too much success today, not having been to the crag  in over five months but it just goes to show that when your relaxed and not...

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It's that time of year.... the summer isn't far away and it's worth thinking about summer alpine plans early. Booking guides and huts are worth doing in advance! And that isn't a marketing ploy by the way :)
This year we have a few trips scheduled, including Mont Blanc (3 trips), Matterhorn and some lesser known peaks like the Domes du Miage.
Have a browse of the scheduled trips page - and give us a bell if you'd like to arrange a trip on different dates, we have a list of people who'd like to share some guided climbing adventures.
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On a bit of an admin morning... but excited to be planning an expedition for this coming spring. The first in a while. Anyone fancy ski touring in Russia?! Details coming soon..... ... See MoreSee Less

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Another day of laps in the trees. Low angled slopes avoiding the avi hazard and trying to keep out of the wind. Pretty wild weather at the moment.

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Mellow laps through the trees with Rob and Louise today. So quiet - fresh tracks all day 👍

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Superb weather and soft snow on the Vallee Blanche today. Even got some fresh tracks, although not shown on this video.
A pleasure to be skiing and guiding the white valley again 👍⛷

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