Posts Tagged ‘Chamonix’

Black Diamond’s New Online Catalog


It saves trees and the presentation is amazing, and great images. I’m quite impressed with Black Diamond’s reach-out with their new online catalog. Check it out.

A Panorama from the new Black Diamond online catalog. Hmm..worth the price of admission.

Paragliding/Speed Riding Aiguille du Midi


The Late Antoine Montant Speed Riding down the North Face of the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix. Not something you see every day, and.. not quite what we’re into on a regular basis here at Mountain Spirit, nevertheless, thought it was worth the post..

Sharpen your edges for a quiet backcountry tour down a north face...

Chamonix Ice


Ice bouldering near Chamonix

By D.R. Richards


I got some shots of this ice climber practicing on the glacier just near the entrance of the Mont Blanc tunnel in Chamonix, France. It’s a great place to practice with good top-rope sites.

There are more images but these two seemed the most dramatic, especially with the gaping circular crevasse below. It reminds me of the threat of circling the drain.

Where do you start? How do you  lower to flat ground? Not to worry, there was a good ice ledge where climbers can tie in. Ykes!