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Backyard Spots

We do not need to go to Chamonix for doing alpinism, we can find pillows outside of Japan and there is good crack climbing way closer than in Utah.

Bergen: the summer climbing destination. (Part 1: Sport climbing and Bouldering)

Around Bergen we have a lot of rock. In fact, it’s one of the best places I’ve ever been for summer climbing. That is a big statement, especially considering that I’ve lived for over a year in Chamonix, that I do a lot of climbing in Northern Spain and that I travel quite often for climbing.Read More »Bergen: the summer climbing destination. (Part 1: Sport climbing and Bouldering)

Climbing in Zuriza.

Last week I felt it was about time for multipitch and trad climbing so I called my friend Garro. I must confess that i was slightly afraid, as he always looks for badass activities and I was still healing my injured ankle. The idea was to head to the Zuriza valley, on the border of Navarra and Aragon, and seek climbing activities with alpine ambience, modest difficulties and semi-equipped trad pitches. How could I say no to something like that!Read More »Climbing in Zuriza.

Backyard spots: Meeting Mont Joly.

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.