Category Archives: Splitboard Tours

Simpler the process, richer the experience

My friend Daniele and I learn through experience, and like to share what we learn. We are inspired by wild landscapes, and excited by the opportunity to experience the planet by foot, bicycle, snowboard, rope, sailing boat, kayak, or any … Continue reading

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Snowboard Mountaineering in La Grave

Photos and article have been published on the American on-line magazine Outdoormindedmag. You can read it here.

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Chamonix, Vallée Blanche

Chamonix is the birthplace of alpinism and big mountain skiing. Europe’s highest peak, Mont Blanc (4,810 m), majestically reigns over the Chamonix valley. It has inspired poets such as Shelley and Byron, and generations of mountain lovers. Today Chamonix is … Continue reading

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Spring skiing in La Grave

The mountains are calling, and I must go – John  Muir During the winter months my mind functions in a slightly different way from how it normally does during the rest of the year: it doesn’t matter where I am, … Continue reading

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Winter at full speed

When at the beginning of December I made the wish about a very cold winter season full of precipitations, I would have never thought Mother Nature would have listened to me and responded so quickly. Once somebody said to me: … Continue reading

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The less people the more freedom – free the mountains

This has been the driest winter these beautiful mountains and the valley du Giffre have seen in over 15, probably even 20 years. Following a couple of really heavy snowfalls in December last year, almost 7 weeks of high pressure, … Continue reading

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Splitboard Tour – Desert de Plate, Flaine

It’s 9:30am, I am alone on a long chairlift on my way to Flaine, enjoying the sunshine and the tranquility of the morning. It’s been a while since last time I sat on one of those chairs. Looking at all … Continue reading

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Splitboard Tour – Refuge de Bostan, Aiguilles rouges

Snowboarding is only one of the reasons I love spending time planning routes on maps and venturing into the backcountry. Exploring the terrain around a ski itinerary – assuming there is one marked on the map – figuring out different … Continue reading

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Splitboard Tour – Refuge de Folly, part of the tour des Dents Blanches

Of all the thoughts and important advice about life my mother shared with me while I was growing up, I particularly remember her ideas about friendship. Friends have always had a very important part in her life as she considered … Continue reading

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Col de Joux Plane

Since last winter Mark and Ros have had the desire to joining me on my ski tours around here and once they have some experience and become more familiar with the equipment possibly planning a few days  in La Grave. … Continue reading

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