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Domique and Family Came to Dinner the end of November.

Domique and his family were finally able to make it over for a visit and a meal with us at Chalet La Frasse. We had a great time and the kids played quietly while we chatted and caught up. Both he and his wife spent a fair amount of time in the US when they were […]

Chamonix 30 November snowstorm

So after an earlier snow fall the beginning of november that allowed for skinning and skiing at Le tour, winter has started in earnest, we hope. This dump came from the southwest and was heaviest here in Chamonix and much lighter in Switzerland. The skinning and skiing has been pretty good at Le Tour and […]

Mallorca Rock, 9-14 November 2009

Great Rock climbing in Mallorca. We had exceptional weather. As it got colder and snowier at home in Chamonix, it just kept getting warmer and sunnier in Mallorca. Climbing without a shirt became the norm. With over 21 separate crags on this small Spanish island, we visited some of the best ones. No deep water […]

Talk at Annapolis Book Store, 6 november 2009

I was asked to present my work, as mountain and ski guide in the Alps, at the Annapolis Book Store in Annapolis, MD. Since the talk was at a bookstore, I didn’t just plan a typical show of images, routes and summits. It did include that, but I also tried to delve deeper into what […]

Indian Creek, with Jenn and Jeremy, 3-4 Nov.

Jenn and Jeremy met up with me in Moab after the AMGA annual meeting and we got in two great days of crack climbing in Indian Creek. They spent the summer living, climbing and working (remotely via internet) in Chamonix where we hung out a lot together.  After this trip, her first time to Indian Creek, Jenn told […]