Tag Archives: Ski/Snowboarding mountaineering

Blending rational and intuitive decisions

It did happen to me many times. Whether I was part of an expedition in a remote corner of Greenland or just touring with my friends around Chamonix, there was at least one person in the group who had a … Continue reading

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Low risk and high consequences in the Cosmique couloir

The Cosmique couloir is one of the classic Chamonix ski descents: 800 m long, steep, sustained, and constantly very exposed. Although in the past it was considered extreme skiers only territory, today’s insane Chamonix standards have progressively pushed people’s limits … Continue reading

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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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Lyngen Alps – Part 4

Day 5 We have stopped wasting Charles’ time asking him about the weather forecast for the next day. We have accepted that our destiny for this week is to deal with all the elements and often with all of them … Continue reading

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Lyngen Alps – Part 3

Day 3 The wind storm predicted by meteorologists didn’t materialize last night. So Charles decides to take advantage of the calmer seas and motor to the island of ArnØya. According to him, it has one of the most, if not … Continue reading

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Lyngen Alps – Part 2

Day 1 When I wake up around 7 we have already left Tromsø, and we are sailing towards the unknown. At least this is how it feels to us. Charles and Per have been sailing extensively along this coastline; they … Continue reading

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Lyngen Alps – Part 1

When I got back from Greenland, in May last year, all I could think of was planning another expedition in the Arctic. Even if the warm temperatures and the sun were encouraging me to focus on surfing, kayaking and just … Continue reading

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