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Entries Tagged as 'Chamonix'

Alpine Gear

June 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Here is a list of gear taken to Arolla: 50 litre rucksac 50 m rope (9.1mm, dry treated, dynamic – obviously) 4 season boots and crampons ice axe climbing helmet climbing harness layered clothing system gaiters warm hat, neck guard / buff Gortex outer gloves and liner gloves waterproof jacket and overtrousers We, like the […]

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Tags: Arolla · Chamonix · Gear

Chamonix calling

March 12th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Following our winter mountaineering course in February we are both hooked!  We have decided to spend Lay’s 40th birthday in June on the Mont Blanc massif.  Whilst we have a longer trip booked in August this trip will allow us to practice our winter skills beforehand. After careful consideration we have decided not to hire […]

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Tags: Chamonix

Mont Blanc – plans afoot

January 10th, 2007 · 1 Comment

We have now booked up with Adventure Peaks for a crack at Mont Blanc in August 2007. Advice from postings in the Outdoors Magic forums has prompted us to select a two week trip to ensure we acclimatise properly. The first week will cover alpine training and ascent of some smaller peaks in the Mont […]

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Tags: Chamonix · Scottish Winter Training