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20 August 2017, Matterhorn, Dent du Geant & Weissmies

Conditions remain snowy on the Matterhorn despite the lovely sunny and warm late summer alpine weather. The nights have been fresh and the snow fall last week was significant. Teams were trying to summit yesterday but turning around in snowy conditions below the shoulder with... more>

29th December 2015 - Chevalier Couloir, Petite Aiguille Verte, Les Grands Montets

A mountaineering ascent of the Chevalier Couloir in late December would often prove to be a snowy trail breaking epic at best - Today a pleasant steady track led all the way up the Gully to the aesthetic snowy Demi Lune col. The route is impressively ea... more>

24 September 2015, Early Autumnal Alpine Conditions

As we have officially shifted in to the autumn season we have created another news page to deal with evolving autumnal conditions around the Mont Blanc Massif and Northern Alpine Chain.

Stay posted via the new post below and thanks for following our summer alpine reports durin... more>

20th April 2015 - Perfect Spring Mountaineering Conditions - Aiguilles Marbrees

A little fresh snow late last week gave a velvet & pristine feel to the South side of the Mont Blanc massif as the weather turned to perfect today. Lovely spring high alpine weather and decent snow cover gave a very enjoyable PD traverse of this fin... more>

20th March 2014, Lots of Ice Climbing Activity in Chamonix's Upper Vallee Blanche Area

The continuously good weather in the Mont Blanc Massif has left skiers a bit starved of powder but provided stable snow conditions for climbing teams to venture on to the high mountain routes. Some teams have even benefited from the classic spring... more>

An extremely windy day up high in the Chamonix Valley gave some pretty tough mountain conditions for those venturing out on to experience the good quality ice that currently exists. This is one aspect of winter sport in the valley not suffering from the month long snow drought!

Fellow British Guide, Jonny Baird <... more>