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Category: Mountaineering

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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Pollux, South West Ridge PD+, III

South West Ridge – Pollux PD+, III South West Ridge – Pollux - Zermatt South West Ridge – Pollux - Zermatt Category: Mountaineering & Ski Touring Route Gallery: Route description: Pollux is a bit of a snow bump on the ridge when viewd from Zermatt, but the mountain offers several short and accessible routes and from the summit there is a magnificent panorama of the surrounding giants. The south-west ridge of pollux is the normal route, and offers a varied climb including some scrambling, a harder pitch (complete with fixed chains to pull on) followed by a snow arete...

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East Ridge (traverse), Breithorn AD- III-

East Ridge – Breithorn AD-, III- Route: East Ridge – Breithorn - Zermatt Category: Mountaineering Route Gallery: Route description: With such easy access from Zermatt using the lift system, the Breithorn is one of the most popular 4000m peaks of the Alps. The Breithorn, or “broad peak", stretches over two kilometres across the Zermatt skyline.  Although the normal route is an easy snow plod from the lift, the East ridge, or half traverse, is a brilliant mixed route with the bonus of a quick descent back to the lift station. After a glaciated approach, an often icy slope leading to...

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Hornli Ridge – Matterhorn AD, III-

Hornli Ridge – Matterhorn AD, III- Route: Hornli Ridge – Matterhorn - Zermatt Category: Mountaineering Route Gallery: Route description: The Matterhorn is one of the world's most recognisable mountains, standing tall and alone above the town of Zermatt in Switzerland. It’s an intimidating peak, with steep faces and ridge lines with no easy route to the summit. First climbed in 1865, the Matterhorn is steeped in legend and history. The epic story of the first ascent along with the north face are well worth a read. The Hornli ridge is the standard route up the mountain, and is essentially a...

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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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