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Cogne, Valnontey and the Valle d'Aosta

Posted by Sam Harrison on August 27, 2014 at 11:50.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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Summer holidays exploring the mountains around Cogne in the Aosta Valley, coinciding with the Alpine Club's annual Alps meet.

Wild camping on the Isle of Arran

Posted by Sam Harrison on April 23, 2014 at 19:52.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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Five days and four nights spent exploring the Isle of Arran, based around a perfectly picturesque wild camping spot in Glen Rosa.

Golden Oldy on Aonach Mor

Posted by Sam Harrison on March 12, 2014 at 12:21.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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An account of an ascent of Golden Oldy (II***) onto Aonach Mor a couple of weekends ago.

Bakewell, Stanage and Edale

Posted by Sam Harrison on February 4, 2014 at 18:36.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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A weekend break in Bakewell that saw a couple of cold climbs at Stanage Edge and a windy run around the Edale Skyline.

The legendary Aonach Eagach

Posted by Sam Harrison on December 3, 2013 at 18:17.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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My first time across the (in)famous Aonach Eagach, which is widely heralded as the "best ridge mainland Britain".

La Grande Moucherolle, Vercors Plateau

Posted by Sam Harrison on October 22, 2013 at 07:23.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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Exploring the unique limestone scenery of the Vercors Plateau and some of the scrambling it has to offer.

Aiguille de Goléon

Posted by Sam Harrison on October 7, 2013 at 09:30.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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During my stay in Grenoble, I managed to get one Alpine summit done: the Aiguille de Goléon.

Vanoise: Sport climbing at La Fraiche

Posted by Sam Harrison on September 25, 2013 at 05:42.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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Sport climbing a few minutes away from our campsite provided plenty of entertainment on bad weather days.

Vanoise: Dome de Sonnailles

Posted by Sam Harrison on August 21, 2013 at 15:57.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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Our second Alpine peak in the Vanoise was the Dome de Sonnailles, from the idylic Refuge de la Valette.

Vanoise: Pointe de la Réchasse

Posted by Sam Harrison on August 20, 2013 at 08:36.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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Our first Alpine peak of the holiday; Pointe de la Réchasse, which offered a small glacier and a long rocky ridge to the summit.