Amy and Arend Ski into Skoki Lodge

Monday, 13th January 2014 by
skoki lodgeSkoki Lodge is a classic back country ski tour. My friend Val has done it many times and I had always fancied it.

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Mont Blanc failure…

Tuesday, 16th April 2013 by
Traversing from the Aiguille du Plan towards the Grand Mulets hutWe’d come to Chamonix with the objective of climbing Mont Blanc on ski. But, the weather hasn’t really been on our side – we’ve had big dumps of fresh snow, thick cloud on the mountains, hot temperatures, and consequent massive slushy avalanches. However, on Monday morning we got all excited when, from Chamonix, we spied […]

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Vallée Blanche Powder

Tuesday, 12th February 2013 by
The "short bit" up from the end of the glacier to the buvette and the track down to ChamonixAfter days and days of lots and lots of snow, with poor visibility and high winds keeping skiers on the lower slopes, at last the day came when we had sunshine and no wind. It had to be a day for the Vallée Blanche.

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Kentmere Ski Touring

Saturday, 26th January 2013 by
Pete gets a nice turn in on the higher level powder snow.On Friday it snowed all day and well in to the night. We checked the forecast for the Saturday, and although the temperatures were rising and rain was on its way, it looked like the snow might stick around for long enough for us to have some fun in Kentmere.

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Ski Touring @Schliersee (Bavaria)

Wednesday, 19th December 2012 by
summitAs I needed to train a bit for our Chamonix adventure in January/Februar I had to do something about the lack of ski touring experience for the last couple of years. Visiting Max at his new place in Miesbach, Bavaria we decided to take the risk and despite the rain, which poured down on us […]

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Vanoise Ski Touring

Monday, 16th April 2012 by
The last couple of weeks have found Anna and me joined by Zac, Steve, Brian and Jo ski touring around the area of the Vanoise.

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Les Houches and Aiguillette des Houches

Wednesday, 28th December 2011 by
We thought another half day on the piste before going for a touring adventure would be a good idea, so we decided to go to Les Houches on Boxing Day.

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The Silvretta Ski Tour

Monday, 11th April 2011 by
Late March is the time for ski-touring in the alps and this year we timed it just right for oue exploration of the Silvretta area of Austria...

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