On Sunday 31 March, the PGHM of Chamonix, rescued three alpinists by helicopter after they fell 600m down the Eugster corridor on the north face of the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix…
Kingsley Jones: Alpine Diary, part 8 – Chamonix: White Phoenix
After labelling 2018 as a black year for Chamonix in my previous blog post, there was a collective sense of nerves as the winter season approached…
Kingsley Jones: Alpine Diary, part 7 – Land of Rock and Fire
You’d be excused for thinking this was a blog about Iceland, with a title of ‘Land of Rock and Fire’, but no, it’s a Chamonix and alpine conditions update!
Kingsley Jones: Alpine Diary, part 6 – Summits, Snow and Sunburn
As a Canadian mountain guide pithily said after his stint of work in Chamonix, “I leave for Canada tomorrow, with my crampon points rounded, and my elbows sharpened”. His words were said in jest, sort of, but there’s quite an element of truth to them…
Arc’teryx Alpine Academy clinics now online
Registration for the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy 2018 is fast approaching, and you can now all the clinics that are available at this year’s event on the dedicated website.
Kingsley Jones: ‘Alpine diary, part 3 – Snowmageddon!’
‘Avalanche hits forty chalets in Les Houches’, screams the headline of the Dauphiné Libéré, about yesterday’s avalanche into the Chamonix valley, at the foot of Mont Blanc in the French Alps.
Arc'teryx Alpine Academy video
Last weekend (12-14th June) Canadian uber-brand Arc’teryx took over the alpine capital Chamonix for a weekend of learning and socialising – everything from rock, ice and alpine climbing through to photography, high altitude medicine and overnight bivvying. Look carefully and you might spot Trek & Mountain contributor (and British Mountain Guide) Alun Richardson at 00:49 and Trek & mountain Editor …
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