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Chamonix Climb and Ski

Chamonix Climb and Ski

Dave and I were climbing and skiing around Chamonix last week. It was a very brief visit and we wanted to stay local so our options were limited. The skiing was very good after the recent snowfalls, but access to the ice climbing was less than ideal and a lot of the climbing in this… Continue Reading

Spring Update

Spring Update

The highlight of my spring was certainly the few weeks I took out from our biomass boiler project to ski and climb in the Alps! Kevin and Billy came to Chamonix for a week in late March to check out the Alps for the first time and did some introductory snowshoeing and mountaineering. The excellent spring… Continue Reading

A cold day on Dow Crag

A cold day on Dow Crag

Kevin and I had a rather cold and windy but mainly dry day on C Ordinary Route today. Last time we were on Dow Crag was in March this year when we climbed the scrambling route up B Buttress via Easy Terrace and it’s continuation to the summit. Since then Kevin has really been bitten… Continue Reading

Off to Skye

Off to Skye

Over the May Bank Holiday Weekend I was on Dow with Karl on Saturday and in Sandbed Ghyll with Kevin on Sunday. The ghyll was an “interesting” trip that I haven’t done in a long while. Very slippery in places! Tomorrow it’s off to Skye for a week with John and Nick. Let’s hope the… Continue Reading

Skiing New Year 2017

Skiing New Year 2017

With the lean conditions in the Chamonix Valley we headed through the tunnel to Italy over the New Year period and found good snow and some awesome tours: Tête Entre Deux Sauts, Becca di Feluma and Becca di Tos. We finished our trip with an easier day on Mont Fourchon. On the descent we enjoyed… Continue Reading

The Works Dry-tooling Venue

The Works Dry-tooling Venue

Given the alternative option was a fell run, it was a no brainer to head to The Works to give dry tooling a shot last week. Ian had some time off, a pass out and had been on a recce to check out the premier venue in the North West for this activity, which happens… Continue Reading

Photo updates

Photo updates

I’m heading back to the Alps for the summer season now, and looking forward to it! There are photos of the winter and spring we just had on my new Instagram feed, and one here of Tim in the Combe de l’Encrenaz. And I’ve uploaded more to Flickr. Have a great summer and hope to see you on… Continue Reading

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