Friday, 26 April 2013

IRATA at Talon Training in Edinburgh

The Rope access guys all performed to a really high standard today,  great  effort by all and an impressive training venue.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Altimum Irata

Woke up to snow this morning at Attalens, Switzerland. Sometimes its nice to work indoors but some of my friends posted  on FB some interesting deep snow images of some tree lined couloir skiing  around Chamonix.
 Thamas and Stephan, rescue from the Petzl tower.
Levl 2 basic snatch recue!

Friday, 19 April 2013

IRATA at Altimum, Palezieux, Switzerland,

 IRATA work at Altimum today, an excellent IRATA training school here in Switzerland. Outside its rain, rain and more rain and weather forecast is for 70 cms of new snow in the mountains!

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Paridiso Ski Tour

 Nice trip over the last couple of days on the Paridiso... always ace to spend a night at the Chabot!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Vallee Blanche, Chamonix Mont Blanc.

 Warming weather, transformation and avalanches.... but good times are to be had!

Katy enjoying the warm weather.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Nanga Parbat Mazino Ridge intro for Piolet d'Or

 Rangdu, Zarok and Nuru who were a big and important part of my team!
 Rangdu and Zarok at Base Camp
Zarok and Nuru

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Piolet d'Or

As leader of my Mazino Ridge Nanga Parbat expedition to Pakistan last year when Rick and I pushed on for 18 days and climbed the previously unclimbed ridge, summited and descended by the Diamir face. Rick and I were awarded the Piolet d'Or in Courmayer and Chamonix last weekend. 

 Sandy Allan , Catherine Destiville, Chris Tromsdorff and Rick Allen.
My good pals and great sherpas who contributed so much. from the left; Rangdu, Zarok and Nuru.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Thank you Chamonix and Courmayeur

Oh la la, with some other amazing climbers we have also been awarded the Piolet D'or! So much  of my thanks and appreciation goes to Lhakpa Rangdu, Zarok, Nuru and Cathy for being such a fantastic team on the Mazino Ridge, Nanga Parbat! How I wish you were all here with us.
 Oh, local girls!!!
Merci , I often abseiled off this lady from the top of the Aig du Giant, now there is a new model and this one can be found in the Musem! Guardian angel, thank you so much!