The North Face Triangle of Mont Blanc du Tacul

Training day 3 (And final day) before heading off to Zermatt. 23rd July 2013 The alarm went of at 05:15 that morning because we had decided to meet at the Aguile du Midi telephrique station bright and early so as to beat the crowds and try to get back into town earlier than yesterday. Ervin … Continue reading

Pointe Lachenal

Training day 2 for Matterhorn. Previous day I was able to get up to a height of 3086m. Today we would take the Aguille du Midi Telefrique from Chamonix to 3842m where I could further develop my acclimatization and hopefully remember my crampon technique and ice climbing skills.  22 July 2013, France Named after the famous Chamonix guide Louis Lachenal, this granite … Continue reading

Trail Run: Mont Buet

(I planned to run Mont Buet as a decent run to break my legs into the mountains and to start the first day of acclimatization for my Matterhorn plans). 21st July 2013, France Known locally as Mont Blanc des Dames (the ladies Mont Blanc);  Mont Buet is regarded as an arduous undertaking and used to be … Continue reading