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Chamonix to Zermatt Haute Route 2005  

We set of doing the Glacier Haute Route as a group of 4; DAY1: to Refuge Albert Premier via flights to Geneva. DAY2: Tete Blanche (3500) via Glacier du Tour, and a steep 27m overhanging ice abseil on to the Glacier du Trient. Finally to Cabane du Trient DAY3:  To Cabane de Saleina via Trient Glacier, Fenetre du Tour and Glacier » read more »

Corsica GR20 2004  

DAY1: To Calenza, via Paris DAY2: to Refuge d’ Ortu du u Piobbu DAY3: to Refuge de Carozzu DAY4: to Haut Asco scariest part of the entire holiday on a wobbly rope bridge! DAY5: to Bergeries de Ballone via the Cirque de Solitude and some interesting via ferratta DAY6: to Hotel Castel di Vergio DAY7: to Refuge de Manganu DAY8: trapped at Refuge » read more »

French Vanoise 2006  

Our Tour des Glaciers de Vanoise July 2006; Phil & Heather, RV, Chris and Richard. Our itinerary; Pralognan la Vanoise (1400) to Refuge de la Vallette (2550) Refuge de la Vallette (2550) to Refuge du fond d’Assois (2324) via col d’Assois (2916) and Pointe de L’Observatoire (3015) Refuge du fond d’Assois (2324) to Refuge de » read more »

Glacier Fest: Chamonix & Valle d’Aosta – June 2014  

This year the two of us went to Chamonix and Valle d’Aosta (Italy) for two weeks high glacier trekking. Week 1: Chamonix The first week we based ourselves in a fantastic little apartment in Chamonix Sud (details below). Day 1:  Mer de Glace (2000+m): crazy ladders, glacier skills & crevasse rescue practice day – full details and » read more »

IML Winter Skills Course 2008 – Grand Bornand  

A full week avalanche awareness, avalanche rescue and snowshoe leader course with instruction from BMG Guide “Cube” in French Grand Bornand Alps.

Author: Phil Newby