June 25, 2020 highclimber No comments exist

Hiring a guide – what you need to know. Being aware of one’s limitations in a particular activity usually requires stepping over your pride and accepting that, to enable you to progress, you might require instruction from someone more qualified than yourself. I am sure that many of you out there will seek some form…

June 25, 2020 highclimber No comments exist

2013 was my 3rd time in the Alps and I was bored of getting the lift to the top of the midi to climb around the vallee blanche so we opted for something slightly obscure – Migot Spur on Aig. du Chardonnet (D-). We set off in the evening for the long walk up to…

June 23, 2020 highclimber No comments exist

Calling for help in the mountains (or anywhere an ambulance can’t get to) – Calling the emergency services is becoming easier – the area not covered by any network is getting smaller every day, but black spots are still common and being able to send text where signal is poor is very handy. So, before…