The summer has come to an abrupt end with the arrival of the first winter snows. My first day out on the Midi was an incredible run on Glacier Rond’s hanging glacier (my gopro didnt work in the cold that day so I posted the iphone footage in an intsgram reel here https://www.instagram.com/reel/CklTpfSoAGf/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link. It was so good, better than any turns last season. that we bootpacked back up and skied it a second time before flying off the serac and back to town. While we still need more snow for more conventional runs without a wing, there is nothing but snow on the forecast for the next two weeks. I will definietly go over to Skyway, which just opened, and check out some more mellow stuff in the upper Valley Blanche.
So here’s a photo gallery of some of last years highlights to get you in the mood for skiing and climbing this winter. If you are looking for guiding services then please get in touch as soon as possible as bookings are flooding in. All the best, Ross
La Sentinelle, a ski touring meet
A short film from last years La Sentinelle in Arolla Switzerland. I didn’t guide on that meet but I did on the previous 3 editions and plan to be at the Dolomites meet in 2021. Hope to see you there and enjoy the film.
Powder Day at St Gervais
Ski touring in a Christmas card landscape. The winter season is underway and despite the government keeping the ski lifts closed for the next few weeks, clients can go ski touring with qualified mountain guides.
Chapow – the best of 2018
Chamonix 2018 went down as one of those all time seasons. Sometimes when you in the midst of it all skiing routes and planning the next one, there is so little time to see just how good it was. But putting these clips toegther made me realise how lucky we were. Even more so because in the preseason and about to depart for New Zealand’s Caroline Face, I got injured with a sequestrated L5-S1. Hobbling around Cham in mortal agony with a paralysed sciatic nerve that caused my glutes and calf muscles to wither and die, a successful ski season with around 15 North Face runs seemed a very unrealistic goal. Thanks to all those obsessive ski bums who I shared those turns with, those that sacrifice it all, coming from round the World, to ski down Chamonix’s big mountains.