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Chamonix, France, September 2008/2009

17/09/08 Back from a great week climbing in Chamonix with my new found friend Katrina and her guide Seth and Maren. We managed to get some top climbs in and the highlight was our day on the Cosmique Arret. My friend Veronique joined me on a few hikes too as this week was the beginning…

Aconcagua, Argentina, South America, 6962

Aconcagua…the Sentinel of Stone. On its inhuman slopes, where the ice and the wind are sovereign, often the extremities touch each other; the beginning and the end of a road, success and failure, life and death. High-altitude mountaineering is a game. A game of fantasy and power where technique , physical capacity, experience, ethics, power…

80 km Mont Blanc Ultra

After an early morning start (4:00am) from Chamonix the runners rise directly to the Bellachat hut (2276m) where the sun’s first rays will hit the summit of the Mont-Blanc. After a short respite the runners will leave the top of Brevent (2525m) to descend to Planpraz (1st refreshment station). At the heart of the Aiguille Rouges…