1st taste of the Verdon's multipich Last September, while I was climbing the Verdon for almost a month, Anne joined me for 2 days to discover the gorges. Although a seasoned climber, she had never yet tasted the pleasure of the drops of water of the Verdon. We start with Atelier Clandestin, a superb route … Continue reading Discovering The Verdon Gorges
Granit Paradise We've spend 3 days in this remote and wild granit paradise. The rock is perfect, the food really good and the hutkeepers gives you a ton of smiles and advices. We started with the rout Gogna on the Sccoglio di Mroz. This pyramid is on the way to the hut, and it's worth … Continue reading Climbing in Pontese Gran Paradiso
This route has gone completely under the radar, shaded by it's harder neighbors. Yet it is a hand jam festival from the beginning to the end! Jayesh is visiting from Sweden and cracks now hold no secrets for him. Since his last visit where we did "crack school" in cadarese (Italy crack paradise) he has … Continue reading Gervassuti route, pointe adolphe rey.
A glimpse from the last crack climbing schools Cyrielle's First 6a trad We've been teaching several crack climbing school this summer. Participants have been leading their first trad route, learning how to place cams, how to do artificial climbing and mutlipich.. and how to jam in cracks ! @julia.ascentphotography @julia.ascentphotography During July's course we've been … Continue reading Crack Climbing in Chamonix
3rd to 6th SEPTEMBER 2020 GOALS : Improve your technicsDevelop your crack climbing skillsfinger jamhand jamringlockfist jamOffwidthPlacing protections (cams,nuts,slings,..)Multipitch rope management ORGANISATION : 4 to 6 participants4 day course2 training days (1 guide)2 multipich days (2 guides depending of the number of participants )Location depending on group skills/ weather . (Option B Val d’Orco / … Continue reading Crack Climbing School Chamonix
330 m ED+ 8a Ouvert par Marco Troussier en 1981, rééquipé pour le libre en 2008. C’était l'objectif du mois de Mai, une belle grande voie de le Verdon qui nous donnerai du fil à retordre. 14 longueurs, cailloux magnifique, escalade technique, gouttes d'eau tranchantes : le rêve. On se prend au jeu pour essayer … Continue reading El Topo multi pitch in Verdon gorge
https://www.instagram.com/p/B_Po56pIDnh/ Photo shooting with @milozanstudio during the Arc’teryx Academy , up in the Aiguille du Midi south face.
The path to Cerro Cochrane and it's satellites is easily travelled. From "Las Horquetas", a lonely hotel where Quentin Tarentino's "from dusk till dawn" might have been filmed, the asphalt turns west and changes into a dusty "estancia" road. Thousands of Huanacos, rabbits, Puma's, Niandu, Cachaña, Pichu and other animals live in this wildlife paradise. … Continue reading Aguja El Faro, Cerro San Lorenzo
As the legendary desert climber and first ascent genius Huntley Ingalls put it "There is no place on earth like the colorado plateau, an area the size of Utah with a variety of landscapes far exceeding any other desert area in the world". A place of adventure and exploration. The Colorado river and it's tributaries … Continue reading Best Desert Tower Climbs