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Ross Berg guiding Cosmiques Arete

Cosmiques Arete Chamonix and Point Lachenal

Ross Berg and I (Crosby Johnston) had a great day out guiding the Point Lachenal and the Cosmiques Arete in Chamonix just steps away from the Aiguille du Midi Chamonix Mont Blanc: 3842m above sea level.  Both climbs are ultra classic route in a stunning location.  Photos don’t justify or come anywhere close to capturing the…

Mike on Arete de Rochefort

Guided climbing mountaineering Chamonix Mont Blanc Dent du Geant / Arete Rochefort

Here are some photos from the summer in the mountains around Chamonix. What a fun place! (click for larger high res photos)

Our route up Mt Blanc

Mont Blanc Summit trip.

Yesterday Altus Mountain Guides Guided Mont Blanc. We got to the Summit at 930 am July 4th. The conditions on the mountain were near perfect. One day earlier people had to turn around because of Avalanche hazard on the Mountain.  Today the weather is poor with rain in the Valley and clouds covering the Summit.…

Tony McLane

Squamish Climbing

Yesterday I got to get out and do some climbing in the morning at Chech Canyon Squamish BC.  It was a busy day as you can see.  Took a bunch of photos with my new camera for the people at the crag.  Another day climbing in Squamish even though it slashed rain the day before.…

Blue Skye above the Squamish Chief.  The forecast was for showers.  Not today!

Dry Rock Climbing in Squamish.

Despite the recent spring like conditions the rock has still been climbable.  Yesterday and today we have been getting out and climbing.  The Apron on the Squamish Chief was climbed today and the Grand Wall looked dry enough to climb. For Current Rock Report call: 604 848 8543.  Altus Mountain Guides’, rock climbing guides  will…

Angel’s Crack, Squamish Rock Climbing

Squamish weather “ FORECASTS “ ?

  Despite the weather “FORECAST” in Squamish people are still climbing! Today and Yesterday’s forecast didn’t look like a rock climbing day in Squamish but it still was! Get out there and climb with Altus Mountain Guides. Or just call us for the latest live weather in Squamish. 604 848 8543.

Dropping into the Gervassutti

Tour Ronde – Gervassutti Couloir

80cm’s of new snow in the past week we decided to give the biggest peaks another day to settle so we set our sights on the Gervassutti couloir on the Tour Ronde.  This 1500 foot 50 degree couloir has been on my personal ski list for some years.  A beautiful peak with an esthetic sustained…

Cosmiques Arete - Chamonix

Cosmiques Arete Video

Here is a quick video from our day on the Cosmiques Arete

The Grandes Jorrasse and the Dent du Geant

Cosmiques Arete – Chamonix France

Last week was the grand finally of the ski season for us.  Finished with a bit of bang!  Had the pleasure of guiding returning client Carsten Kulche in Chamonix France. The week started with terrible weather so we opted for a quick lap up the Cosmiques arete for some acclimatization.   After leaving the coffee shop…