Blog posts Tagged: alpine mountaineering

Montane Prism jacket review

Posted by Sam Harrison on December 10, 2014 at 13:05.

 Gear reviews

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One of the most versatile pieces of kit I own, I'm rarely without this lightweight insulated jacket which balances warmth against weight to near perfection.

Cogne: Torre di Sant'Orso

Posted by Sam Harrison on October 7, 2014 at 15:48.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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The weather afforded us another chance to attempt a summit, this time the lesser-known Torre di Sant'Orso on the eastern side of the valley.

Cogne: Gran Paradiso (almost)

Posted by Sam Harrison on September 24, 2014 at 01:51.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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Gran Paradiso was the aim for peak number 3, however the weather was set firmly against us and so in the end, it wasn't to be.

Cogne: Punta Rossa (Pointe Rouse)

Posted by Sam Harrison on September 9, 2014 at 11:13.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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The second summit we climbed whilst in Cogne was the Punta Rossa, which at 3630m is one of the highest Alpine summits you can reach just by walking.

Cogne: Gran Sertz (Grand Serre)

Posted by Sam Harrison on August 27, 2014 at 17:15.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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The first summit we climbed from the Cogne valley, the Gran Sertz from the Rifugio Sella.

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.

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: 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.

Parc National de la Vanoise

Posted by Sam Harrison on August 20, 2013 at 06:35.

 Mountaineering and climbing

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A quick summary of our activities in the Alps this summer, with a few general words about the area.