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Much better than the Maladetas, it doesn’t get..

Mountain skiing in Spain – or just simply skiing in Spain – much better than the Maladetas, you just don’t get.. still close to 1400m of descent, and multiple 1200m descents, in the middle of May. Add up to half … Continue reading

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Maladetas from Barrancs

This Easter, Semana Santa as it’s known locally, i figured it was about time i made a visit to the upper Benasque Valley, with its Maladetas, its moribund glaciers..and its 1000+ meter descents everywhere you look. I’ve been a regular … Continue reading

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Western Pyrenees, Pico Bisaurín

After years of going to the mountains alone – very often – or occasionally with a partner, i recently joined a club and have rediscovered the curious experience of heading for the hills in the company of twenty or more … Continue reading

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Hoping for a cool Autumn, and looking back at Spring..

The rain comes gently tripping down..sweet and soft, on to the augusted, thirsty and exhausted earth. After a very hot Summer, September is cooling down nicely..to the relief of many who know that Central Spain’s Summers often protract into the … Continue reading

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The Alps III – France

On the morning of April 16 we drove from Switzerland via Martigny and le Col de la Forclaz to Argentière in France. Argentière is a small town located in the upper Chamonix valley, and it has a cable-way that goes … Continue reading

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The Alps II – Italy

We arrived in the village of La Fouly, still in Switzerland, about midday on Monday 14 April. This place has a very dramatic backdrop of Alpine peaks and glaciers scraping the sky 2.2km above the town. Since we were going … Continue reading

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The Alps I – Switzerland

Until last week i hadn’t been to the Alps for almost four years, either due to injury or other factors..so i set off eagerly with my snowboarder buddy Marcos the weekend before Easter. We travelled by car, Marcos driving stoically … Continue reading

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