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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 »

Gran Paradiso (4061m) – Valle d’Aosta – July 2014  

Day 12: We had a leisurely 4.00am breakfast at the Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele and waited for the bulk of the climbers to set off ahead of us (we hoped they would trample the fresh snow of yesterday and make the path easier for us!). The weather was fantastic and we enjoyed a beautiful sunrise and a » read more »

Italian Dolomites 2013 – our alternative AV2  

This year we went to the Italian Dolomites to have a go at the “Alta Via 2” also called the “Dolomiten Höhenweg”. We went in the last week of June expecting a considerable amount of old snow from the long cold winter, but to our great surprise we encountered some huge dumps of fresh snow. Consequently we » read more »

Italian High Level Route July 2009  

  Directly after finishing our Tour des Combin we we went round to Zermatt and met up with British Mountain Guides Kathy Murphy and Cube to do some high level glacier treking & Hutting with a bit of easy 4000m peak bagging too. Our group was Roger, Patrick, Jane, Jon, Martin and another Phil. Day » read more »

Monte Rosa – Zumsteinspitze (4563m)  

As part of our Italian High Level Route we had a spectacular day, climbing four 4000 metre peaks: Pyramid Vincent (4215m), the Balmhorn (4167m) – not much more than a small rock with via ferrata, the Zumsteinspitze (4563m) – high point of our trip, and the Signalkuppe (4556m) – topped off with the highest tea » read more »

Author: Phil Newby