FIRST IMPRESSIONS: On the belay is participating with Dalbello and ISPO open Innovation on a testing campaign for the new lupo range 2017-2018.
The hike from the Val d’Arties to the Restanca refuge is of great popularity, especially considering it as a compulsory step of the normal route to Montarto (2833). But watch out on going blindly to Montarto, you may be missing some pearls!
Last week I visited my friends of Plein Nord. They represent Scarpa in France and they took their time to show me the new products for W2017-2018. We discussed the innovations and I got to get the on my feet.
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Last week’s post Ski Touring: choosing your first setup. received a solid feedback.
You’ve been asking to go deeper in the world of reinforced tech bindings for free touring, so here we go.
Winters are not what used to be; at least in the Mont Blanc massif. After a night of heavy SE winds and rising temperatures it started to become obvious that we were not going to be able to ski any cool couloir in Grand Montets.
The mont Joly divides the valleys of Saint-Gervais-les-bains and Megève. It is one of the biggest ski areas in the Évasion Mont-Blanc domain and has exceptional views towards the MontBlanc, the aiguilles de Chamonix, but as well towards the Aravis mountain and the Fiz massif. When I used to live in Sallanches, the Mont Joly was one of my favourites ski areas.Read More »Backyard spots: Meeting Mont Joly.
SKI TOURING IS THE NEW TREND. It’s growing beyond its traditional ground of haute routes and refuges and we now see it daily even in our ski resorts. The ones that got a bite onto it can’t keep their mouth shut bragging about its virtues. You are getting the munchies and you know it, but gearing up seems complicated and it’s expensive.
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Outside of Spain and the South of France it is widely believed that the Pyrenees are a minor mountain range. Nevertheless we have 214 summits over 3000m, ten main glaciers, first range rock climbing, glacial cirques over 1500m high with 400+ meter Ice falls and finally loads of snow in winter. Yeah, Let’s focus on the white fluff, since winter is finally here and it seems to be the trending topic.