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Climbing Easy Ice Falls Around Chamonix

My idea of ice climbing was that it was a pure hassle and involved a lot of suffering, but this year I gave it a chance, just to understand the mystery of why people practice this intimidating sport. I found out what ice climbing is all about, and in the mean time I got to explore some easy ice climbing spots around Chamonix. Recommendations and current conditions. Read More

How to start Mountaineering

Looking at mountains, you wish to stand on top of that summit looking down, instead of the other way around. You are one of those people yearning to experience remote places where you are exposed to the laws of nature, an adventurous person who likes to feel the joy and satisfaction of reaching higher than you thought you could. So how to get started with climbing mountains? Read More