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Climbing south face of Mt Habrich My 31 2014

Mt Habrich – Summit Trip May 31, 2014

What a fun day out on Mt Habrich! Looks like we may have been the first to summit Mt Habrich this season. There is still lots of early season snow around on the approach and some of the ledges on the west face. We acceded the south face mostly following the route Life on Earth at 5.10c.

Wild skiing on the Tacul north fac

Skiing Mont Blanc du Tacul – May 31 2014

Finished up our first guiding week in Chamonix France with Jasmin and Christina by skiing Mont Blanc du Tacul. The Mont Blanc du Tacul is the first section to the “Trois monts” route to the Mont Blanc summit and on it own still at righteous peak at 4260m.

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Cosmiques Couloir – Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix Steep Skiing

Snuck in a lap on the Cosmiques Couloir off the Aiguille du Midi yesterday. 40cm of new snow in the high mountains around Chamonix made for pretty good skiing.

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Rock Climbing in Italy – Aosta Valley

Rain in Chamonix… Well lets just go Rock climbing in Italy!! Amazing how with a 20 minutes drive you can get to Italy where it is generally much sunnier and warmer than in Chamonix.

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Cosmiques Arete – Aiguille du Midi – Chamonix Mountaineering

Really no better way to starting a mountaineering week in Chamonix than with the Cosmiques Arete. Normally when you think of mountaineering you would think of a long walk from the valley, climbing the mountain then finally and long knee bashing decent back home. Not the Cosmiques Arete.

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Beautiful Morning in Chamonix France

Last night the peaks recieved some much need snow with the snow line coming down past the Aigulle du plan (2000m). Our objective of the Mont Blanc north face should be coming into shape nicely for next week.

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How to belay with a munter hitch – VIDEO

Paul McSorley is at it again showing us some climbing skillz. “How to belay with a Munter Hitch”. A crucial skill to have in case you ever drop or forget your belay device on a multi pitch climb. Dont forget to turn up the video quality to HD. Paul looks good in HD!

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Squamish Rock Climbing – Exasperator Crack 5.10c VIDEO

IFMGA mountain guide Crosby Johnston talks about one of his favorite Squamish 5.10 rock climbs the “Exasperator Crack”
One of the best single pitch routes in Squamish located at the Grand wall base. 45m of technical finger crack climbing.

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Climbing Tip Of The Week: Top down belaying (multi-pitch climbing)

As the summer climbing season quickly approaches we want to start posting weekly climbing tip videos to help you make this the best season ever!!! Keep your eyes peeled as we have topics from intro to advanced. If there is a skill you want to see give us an email!

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