Catgory: Alpine

Col de Balafrasse/Col du Midi. Ski tour with UniGe.

Initially the plan was to go to Petit Bargy, but then we arrived we discovered that were was no snow at the start. The next variant was Col de Montarquis. We continued in the direction to Col de la Colombière trying to find some snow. There was avalanches traces everywhere and again no snow. Finally… Read more »

Col Charvet. Ski tour with UniGe.

Today we ski-toured to the Col Charvet (2380 m), the Col between Mont Charvet and Mont Chombas. The best description that I’ve found in net is this – Col des Chombas, but it is not exactly what we did.

Tête Pelouse. Ski tour with UniGe.

Nice ski-tour with UniGe to Tête Pelouse par la Combe de Grand Crêt. Finally we have snow. I have broken my ribs 2 days ago, but I could not miss this ski-tour. It was not so bad while we ascending, but getting a bit painful on the skiing down. Nevertheless it did not spoil a… Read more »

Ice climbing in Maurienne. 1-6 January 2017

Maurienne is a provinces of Savoy. The Maurienne valley is one of the great transverse valleys of the Alps also known as an interesting ice climbing region. We stayed in the residence at Orelle because we did not find any other options with reasonable prices. It is better to stay close to Bessans – you… Read more »

Ice climbing in Tarentaise. 25-30 December 2016

The Tarentaise Valley (Vallée de la Tarentaise) is a valley of the Isère River in the heart of the French Alps, located in the Savoy region of France. It is a beautiful region for different alpine activities (ski, climbing, ice climbing, trekking, etc). We came here for ice climbing. Actually, Tarentaise Valley – is a… Read more »

Ski touring season is open! Petit Bargy

Finally ski touring season is open! This year we again opened ski touring season with Petit Bargy: Depuis Le Reposoir. It turns to be a tradition. I had an impression that we we the first who did a ski tour on Petit Bargy in this year. We had a fantastic winter day with sun and… Read more »

Ice climbing in Cogne. 18-23 December 2016

Our climbing season this time started in Cogne. This year is by far not the best one for ice, many cascades were not formed. However, in Cogne, Italy we were lucky to find some nice cascades in good conditions.

Траверс Альп на лыжах на Пасху 2016.

Пасха в этом году в Европе была ранняя – это хорошо для скитура. В принципе в начале мы планировали поехать в Испанию в Монсеррат полазить. Специально даже купили миниван под это дело. Но в последнюю неделю перед отъездом выяснилось, что в Испании будет холодно и дождливо. Ехать 10 часов на машине в холод и дождь… Read more »

Dômes de Miage. Ski tour with UniGe.

  On the weekend of April 8-10 we made the ski traverse of Dômes de Miage (3673 m) organized by UNIGE ski club, with Michel Piola and Christian Hug. It was a great outing, even though the weather on Saturday was quite nasty.

Pointe de Vouasson. Ski tour with UniGe.

Всю пятницу я болела. Валялась в постели и отпивалась горячим чаем. Какой вы знаете лучший способ победить простуду? Я изобрела свой – пойти на 2 дня в горы с ночевкой. Мы отправились в регион Valais W – Pennine Alps W.