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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New Year in Germany

Sunday, 5th January 2014 by
!!! Happy 2014 !!!We left Chamonix on Monday evening and headed over to Germany, via Switzerland, to visit our friends in the very small village of Todtmoos-Au in the Black Forest.

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Powder & Cakes

Sunday, 29th December 2013 by
Pete on the way down the Nants run at Le BréventAfter the ice came the powder… no Nigella jokes here.

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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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Hmmmmm, Sachertorte…

Sunday, 27th October 2013 by
Is this Sacher's Sachertorte?  No, it's mine!Our lovely friend Dalma sent us a postcard from Vienna with a recipe for Sachertorte. I simply had to make it, but we decided that we’d have to expend a few calories before we could eat it.

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Cheserys … again!

Monday, 2nd September 2013 by
The view across to Mont Blanc from CheserysAfter yesterday’s adventures on the Brévent today was Laetitia’s choice of venue (of course this had nothing to do with my arms and fingers being knackered). Initially we thought we’d head up to another multi-pitch route in the Aiguille Rouge, but when we left the apartment we immediately saw the whole of the higher Aiguille […]

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Poème à Lou & the UTMB

Saturday, 31st August 2013 by
IMG_8113I have no idea why, but we always seem to be in Chamonix on the weekend of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc. Of course this is never a bad thing as the atmosphere in Chamonix while the event is on is electric.

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The Needle, Shelterstone Crag

Sunday, 21st July 2013 by
Laetitia sets off on the fifth pitch of The NeedleWith all the dry weather we decided we really needed to take advantage and drive up to the Scottish mountains.

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