Catgory: Alpine

Skitour. Haute Pointe : Versant SE (Voie normale)

Easy skitour to Haute Pointe : Versant SE (Voie normale). After difficult week we both were sick and tired. Thus we were not able to do nothing more than easy route of 600 m. We started from Sommand – nice small village with ski resort. It was warm in sun, but pretty cold in shade…. Read more »

Tardevant: par la Combe de Tardevant. Ski tour with UniGe.

Ski tour with Michel Piola and Christian Hug at Tardevant: par la Combe de Tardevant. All week was raining and/or snowing, thus – many avalanches in mountains. But at Chaine des Aravis the situation was better and snow more stable. So, we went to Tardevan.

Ski-tour: Tour du Jallouvre

Circular trip Pic de Jallouvre: Tour du Jallouvre.                

Pointe d’Areu : Depuis Romme. Ski tour with UniGe.

Ski tour with UniGe and Dominique Roulin. Pointe d’Areu : Depuis Romme Nice and sunny day in Alps with a good company. Even with such small quantity of snow we have managed to find a powder on descent. This this nice ski-tour the ski season was finished for me. Climbing season is coming!  

February, 25. Traverse of Aiguilles Rouges (massif of the Mount Blanc)

It was snowing during the week, thus we expected to have some fresh powder. We traversed Aiguilles Rouges (massif of the Mount Blanc, Chamonix) by the route Col de Bérard : Traversée Brévent >> Col de Bérard – beautiful “hidden” and wild side of Aiguilles Rouges.

Pointes de la Carmélite. Ski tour with UniGe.

Pointe des Carmélites is a peak in Massive Aravis just next to Pointe Percée. We did the route Pointes de la Carmélite : Depuis le Reposoir. After passing the small village Chartreuse du Reposoir, we entered the wild valley of Petit Foron. We took the northern slopes leading to this summit of Pointe des Carmélites… Read more »

Col de Balafrasse/Col du Midi. Ski tour with UniGe.

Initially the plan was to go to Petit Bargy, but then we arrived we discovered that were was no snow at the start. The next variant was Col de Montarquis. We continued in the direction to Col de la Colombière trying to find some snow. There was avalanches traces everywhere and again no snow. Finally… Read more »

Col Charvet. Ski tour with UniGe.

Today we ski-toured to the Col Charvet (2380 m), the Col between Mont Charvet and Mont Chombas. The best description that I’ve found in net is this – Col des Chombas, but it is not exactly what we did.