Tuesday, 8 October 2019
Monday, 7 October 2019
Sunday, 6 October 2019
Tuesday, 24 September 2019
The purpose of the Piolets d'O awards is to raise awareness about the years greatest mountaineering ascents across the world. They are a celebration of a sense of partnership and solidarity, of shared experiences, and reward individual or collective achievement. the celebration was held at the XXIV Festival Gorski, Ladek-Zdroj, Poland Saturday 21 September 2019. Thanks to Maciek Solowski, Reneta Wcislo and Piotr Trybalski and team for a well organised and wonderful festival.
|After the recognition ceremony, presenters and award winners|
|One of the many after dinner parties. Tatjana Raich, Sandy Allan, ?,Christion Trommsdorf, VitusAUer, ?|
|Conrad Anker, David lamas parents and presenter Sandy Allan|
|The Auer family and presenter Christain Trommsdorf|
|Krzysztof Wieliki with his PIolet d'Or Carrier 2019|
|Ales Sesen, Luka Strazar with presenter Andrez Stremfelj for their first ascent of a variation route on the north ridge of Latok 1. Tom Livingston the third member of their climbing team was absent as he is currently on another expedition in Pakistan.|
Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Well it never rains but it pores as we say in the UK! I have not been on a via Ferrata all season then two come along one after the other. This time I was with Anne who actually lives in the same village as I do in Newtonmore, Scotland but also lives here in the village of Les Houches just down the road form Chamonix. We drove down the road and did this very fine Via Ferrata today.
|Anne on a rather wobbly and very exposed wire bridge|
|Anne finding it easy enough|
|Photos have loaded back to front this one was taken near the start of our via Ferrata..|
An ace time was had by all, I was lucky to guide a group from Indi Camper who were great fun and very sporty and keen to have a great day out. They had driven in Indi camper vans from Munich and were destined for Lyon, but found time to stop in Leysin and Chamonix for some fun along the way.
|The first few meters of the Via Ferrata|
|Well along the via Ferrata now, Jeremy the very cool and friendlyorganiser taking up the back position.|
|There are some steep sections which train up the arms.|
|Leysin Guides have a message box near the top|
|And just to ensure it was quality day we did several rock climbs near Leysin to close off a wonderful day.|