Skitour Spring 2018. Switzerland-France-Italy. Part 1. Haute Route from Zermatt to Verbier

Ski down from Rosablanche


We wanted to combine 2 famous skitour routes: classic Swiss “Haute Route” but in inverse variant – from Zermatt to Verbie – and Italian “Haute Route du Grand-Paradis”. However, the hut Chanrion in the middle of the way was unexpectedly closed. This hut is nearly the only point to link the two Haute routes together. Together with unsure weather conditions and avalanche situation this did not allow us to connect these 2 routes by ski. Thus we connected them by car.


Summer Alps 2017. Switzerland-Italy-France

Я уже год пыталась написать этот рассказ, но все никак руки не доходили. Да и писатель из меня еще тот. В добавок, я в Новой Зеландии потеряла тетрадку с заметками об этом походе. …и о Новозеландском тоже… Но все-таки осилила что-то написать. Итак, как мы в горы ходили и на вертолете летали….. (more…)

Ski tour Brévent-Brèche de Bérard-village du Buet

20180225_134746_P1080577It was snowing during the week and very cold, thus we expected to have some fresh powder on north slopes. We took a lift to Brevent station (24 euro). 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.