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Climbing: How I came back to climbing after a 14 year break 

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Climbing: How I came back to climbing after a 14 year break  Every climber or good athlete will have a fall, an injury and hurdles to overcome. The more you want to achieve and to get to a higher level you have to put the time, money and training in. In 2002 I was running […]

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Val D’Isere re-opens 3rd June 2018 for spring skiing

Catgory: backcountry

Winter 2017/18 still continues….spring skiing and ski touring in Val D’Isere and Tignes  This winter the snowfall across the French Alps has been phenomenal.  Locals of Tignes have said that it has been the best winter for snowfall in twenty years.  Out of the my twenty winter seasons it has been one of my biggest snowfall […]

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Ski Touring – Womens FREEFLO Introduction Tignes

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For the third year running I have just finished leading the FREEFLO Womens Introduction to ski touring Course in Tignes and Val D’Isere. I love and enjoy running this two day adventure as it allows me to pass on skills and twenty years of winter mountain experience to people that have never experienced ski touring […]

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Off Piste Skiing Val D’Isere: Table D’Oreintation

Catgory: backcountry

The Rocher de Bellevarde rises to 2817m and the summit of its 1000m high face overlooks Val D’Isere. Through the  breathtaking off piste skiing lines between the rocky spurs of the summit  lies the couloir Table D’Oreintation and l’Antenna.  The Table D’Oreintation is commonly known as the Table and it is a classic off piste […]

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Powder Paradise: Off-Piste Tree Skiing Sainte Foy

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Yesterday in Sainte Foy was a ‘un jour de blanc’ a white day with low visibility.  I woke up with the lowest expectations and had one of the best off-piste powder days of the ski season in Sainte Foy. I was having fun,  ski guiding and teaching in Sainte Foy in the trees.  We were […]

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Early Ski Touring Adventure in Val D’Isere, French Alps

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Keeping an eye on the weather and the snow conditions, Tuesday 14th November was a perfect time to leave Tignes and go to Val D’Isere to start our early ski touring adventure in Val D’Isere.  It would also give us a great opportunity to check conditions and the snow pack for the winter coming. I […]

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FREEFLO Mountain Respect Workshops in Tignes for 2017/18

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Step up your avalanche game! This winter we are running avalanche training and snow awareness workshops in Tignes as last winter season, 2016/17 there were more avalanches and incidents than in a normal season.  This was a result of an unstable snowpack, caused by variation in temperature, high winds and the type of snow that fell. […]

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How to improve your skiing on steeper terrain

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How to improve your mindset when skiing in steeper terrain is a good place to start If you are reading this there is a fair chance that you are interested in improving your steep skiing. You may be struggling to get to the next level. You might be feeling nervous when the gradient of the […]

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Ski Touring North Face of the Pramecou, Tignes

Catgory: backcountry

Route: Val Claret Tignes/Pointe De Pramecou/Val Claret Off Piste skiing between: 3054m to 2107m NE/NW Max Gradient: 48 degrees Uphill: 3hrs 12 mins Total Route time from Val Claret: 5hrs Skiers Level:Advanced off piste Ski Touring Level: Intermediate Start: Bottom of Lanches Chairlift Finish: At bottom Tichot chairlift Map needed: 3633ET Grade: 2.1 Exposure: E2 I just love Spring time. Its warmer, the snow pack is more stable […]

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Pisteurs Couloir: Off Piste Skiing and Ski Touring Val D’Isere and Tignes

Catgory: backcountry

Route: Tignes/Pisteurs Couloir/Tignes Off Piste skiing between: 2770m-2441m N Max Gradient: 43/45 degrees Uphill: 25 to 40 mins boot hike dependant on conditions Total Return Route time from Tignes:3.5/4hrs Skiers Level: Advanced off piste Start: From the top of the Grand Pre Chairlift Finish: At bottom Fontaine Froide Lift pass needed: Espace Killy Map needed: 3633ET Grade: 3:1 Exposure: E3 The north face of the Charvet is […]

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