Ice climbing in Cogne and Trient

It’s been so hot here for so long, the snow hasn’t fallen for more than 2 weeks and the snow that is here is not great for skiing on. It feels much more like Spring than the middle of winter. Not great for skiing but unbelievable for valley ice climbing. Scott John and I are all…

Chere Couloir – An exciting day on the hill!!!

5.30pm the alarm goes off,  time to get up and drive to Chamonix. Bags packed, motivation is high, trying not to wake up Kez, failing miserably. Arrive at Johns about 8.30 with a couple of ideas for routes, Chere couloir we decided on as a good objective, a day route should be down in Chamonix drinking…

1st Ski tour of the season

3 Colleagues and myself arrive at the base of the Giferspitz to begin the 1st tour of the season. Motivation was high, banter flowing, Brewer stating that Wazza takes it up the Giferspitz! Unfortunately the leader of expeditions (me) managed to forget their poles so was left to improvise using two tree stumps as replacements. Needless to…