James & Oliver go skiing … again!

Wednesday, 19th February 2014 by
GulliverWe left the rain in England to find Chamonix all covered in snow. All the flights were delayed so we didn’t get to Uncle Pete and Aunty Tish’s apartment until 2am! The next morning it was really cloudy so we went to Planards and skied down the blue slope a few times to get used […]

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Gimme Sunshine

Monday, 17th February 2014 by
TeideAfter a seemingly endless winter of snow and cold, followed by the rain, gales and misery of England, Terry thought it would be good to get some sunshine.

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Mini Ski Tour to Trient

Sunday, 9th February 2014 by
Pete and Rebecca enjoying a coke at Trient waiting for the bus back to VallorcineOur last day of skiing before returning home to flooded and wind swept Blighty was a fun mini ski tour from the top of the lift system at Le Tour down to Trient….

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Three Days in Bergen

Friday, 7th February 2014 by
Rachel sits on a cannon in the old fort.Three winter days in Bergen: mountains, museums and cake!

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A Vallée Blanche Burfday Pressie

Friday, 7th February 2014 by
The Vallée Blanche team (Laetitia, Pete, Richard, Jon, Rebecca, and Mathias) at the buvette near the end of the Mer de GlaceThis morning it is snowing so hard it’s like the sky is falling in! Hard to believe that yesterday was clear and sunny. But it was. Perfect for a well timed Burfday descent of the Vallée Blanche…

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Grands Montets Powder

Wednesday, 5th February 2014 by
Laetitia off-piste at Grands MontetsIt’s become a bit of a tradition to take the first week of February as a skiing trip; it offers two fantastic things, usually some of the best snow conditions, and the week incorporates my birthday. Why not? I pay pay for the queen to have a holiday on her birthday every year, why shouldn’t […]

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Worth a punt?

Tuesday, 21st January 2014 by
The steep middle pitchThere’s a lot of guesswork involved in Scottish winter climbing. Making decisions about where to go, and whether conditions will be amenable to climbing. It’s been even more of a gamble this year, with a lot of stormy, wet and much milder conditions than we’ve been used to in recent years.

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Shadow Buttress A

Monday, 13th January 2014 by
Sunrise on the walk to LochnagarLast weekend I climbed Yukon Jack in Coire an T-Sneachda with Adrian. It was a nice climb to start the winter climbing season. But this weekend, we wanted to get away from the crowds and head somewhere different. The weather looked better in the East, so we thought Lochnagar might be a good alternative.

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