A Quick Ice Fix in Cogne

Sunday, 29th December 2013 by
Laetitia at the top of Lillaz Gully's first pitchWe took a little time out of Chamonix and headed over (or should I say under) the border to Cogne for some ice climbing.

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Excited skiers in the Checrouit bubble-car: John, Rebecca, Mathias, Pete, Richard, and LaetitiaDave sent a text at 7am to say he wasn’t going out today so there would be a spare bus ticket going for Courmayeur.

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017__Lyskam & MatterhornWe spent four wonderful days with climbing in the Monte Rosa group. We set out with three of my climbing partners and our goal was to bag the most possible peaks. We departed from Staffal and since the lifts don’t operate any more we had to climb all the 12km and 1800m altitude up to […]

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Happy couple on the topIt’s not only Terry and Bernie who fancied the Dolomites this summer.

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Holiday With Doggies – Part 1, Arco

Saturday, 8th September 2012 by
Jenna has new rock shoes!This summer I planned our holiday to Lake Como (Lecco) with the kids. The kids, on the other hand, planned a holiday to Lake Garda (Arco) with me.

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pic9Seen from from the Sella Pass road, the Piz Ciavazes cannot fail to impress – a massive wall of steep, good rock which breaks abruptly two thirds the way up at the ‘Gamsband’. Most routes proceed no further than this level, since the upper tier is said to be poor rock. Even more impressive is […]

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Vajolet Towers – Delagokante

Friday, 31st August 2012 by
pic2xThe Delagokante is the one that features in every Dolomite calendar, numerous postcards and picture books.

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We did a bit of climbing

Tuesday, 14th August 2012 by
dolomites 2012 001I got invited on another climbing trip to the Dolomites by my friends Neil and Elizabeth and I can never resist being invited on climbing trips, especially when the lure of Italian food, mountains and the great company of Neil, Elizabeth and Friends is involved, and I even repaid the favour, by tempting my friend […]

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