Posts Tagged: Alps

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

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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.

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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.

Tête Pelouse. Ski tour with UniGe.


Nice ski-tour with UniGe to Tête Pelouse par la Combe de Grand Crêt. Finally we have snow. I have broken my ribs 2 days ago, but I could not miss this ski-tour. It was not so bad while we ascending, but getting a bit painful on the skiing down. Nevertheless it did not spoil a… Read more »

Ice climbing in Maurienne. 1-6 January 2017

Nameless 1. L2

Maurienne is a provinces of Savoy. The Maurienne valley is one of the great transverse valleys of the Alps also known as an interesting ice climbing region. We stayed in the residence at Orelle because we did not find any other options with reasonable prices. It is better to stay close to Bessans – you… Read more »

Ice climbing in Tarentaise. 25-30 December 2016

Cascade du Mône. L2

The Tarentaise Valley (Vallée de la Tarentaise) is a valley of the Isère River in the heart of the French Alps, located in the Savoy region of France. It is a beautiful region for different alpine activities (ski, climbing, ice climbing, trekking, etc). We came here for ice climbing. Actually, Tarentaise Valley – is a… Read more »