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Category: Classic Alpinism

Aiguille d’Orny – Chamonix

Aiguille d'Orny – Chamonix Route: Aiguille d'Orny – Chamonix - France Category: Rock Climbing, Mountaineering Route Gallery: Route description: Topping out at 3150m, the Aiguille d'Orny is a great introduction to alpine rock climbing. They are a few routes on it's faces, but we commonly climb the classic south arete. The climbing is pretty steady, mostly in the 3a – 4b range with the odd harder move. Most will climb in rock shoes, unless it's cold of course! Altogether there are around nine pitches leading to the small summit. The climbing is bolted, but it's worth having a small...

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Aiguille de l’Index – Chamonix

Aiguille de L'Index - AD, 4C Route: Aiguille de l'Index, South Arete – Chamonix Category: Alpine Rock Climbing Route Gallery: Route description: One of the most popular routes in the Aiguille Rouge, this striking little summit is well viewed from the lift of the same name. After a walk up the scree and an easy scramble to get across the large grassy ledge, we gear up just before reaching the south arete. The route itself leads up the buttress just to the right of the edge with the crux pitch right at the start. The rock is great to climb...

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Traverse – Aiguille d’Entreves AD-, III

Aiguille d'Entreves, Italy - Courmayeur Route: Traverse – Aiguille d'Entreves - Chamonix Category: Mountaineering Route Gallery: Route description: The traverse of the Aiguille du Entreves is Courmayeurs equivalent to the Cosmiques arete. Short, technical and good fun, although the Entreves doesn't finish quite as conveniently as the Cosmiques, you'll have to walk back to the lift station! The route starts at the col du Entreves, an hour and a halves glacial walk from the skyway lift which starts in Courmayeur. After an initial easy scramble, the ridge narrows and travels horizontally towards the summit tower. This section is very...

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Normal Route PD – Grand Paradiso

Grand Paradiso – Normal Route - PD Route: Normal Route – Grand Paradiso - Italy Category: Mountaineering – Ski Touring Route Gallery: Route description: The highest peak wholly within Italy set in a wild and unspoilt national park. The Grand Paradiso has a special place in the hearts of Italian mountaineers and ski tourers, and the routes from both the Emmanuele and Chabod refuges are popular. The route from the Chabod begins by a zig zagging track up moraine and scree. Once the glacier is reached the route weaves it's way past several crevasses before climbing more steeply to...

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Via Corda – Chamonix PD+

Via Corda – PD+ Route: Via corda - Rochers des Mottets - Chamonix Category: Climbing Route Gallery: Route description: A long scramble and climb from the valley floor finishing at a small cafe (Buvette) with fantastic views of the Mer du Glace and the Dru. A long climb of almost 600m, with sections of walking, scrambling and harder pitches of climbing. The rock is very slabby in nature, so dry conditions are important. The bolts are also well spaced, so although the climbing is generally straightforward, a slip would potentially have big consequences for the leader. A fifteen minute...

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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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