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Last Minute Course Availability - Ecrins Ski Mountainering & Greenland Ski & Sail

For off piste guiding, Ice climbing & ski touring I have the following availability:

  • March 5 - 9, 11 -13, 26 -28

Clients often ask me if they can join an existing trip. I generally don't work like this as many of my groups are self contained and are well known to each other. However occasionally there is the option.

The following is a list of tours/trips/itineraries that are guaranteed to run. There may be potential to join them as a fellow guest splitting the cost between you. Please get in touch for further information.

Ecrins Ski Mountaineering 31 March - 7 April 2018

Itinerary

Day 1

Ruillans pass - Lauze or Girose passes

Meeting at Briançon, Oulx train station or La Grave. With the cablecar we reach the Ruillans pass (3200 m), then a short way with skins to the Lauze pass (3512 m) and descent to the De la Selle refuge (2673 m). If too icy crampon down Girose.

Day 2

Selle glacier - Replat pass

Ascent by the Selle glacier and the Replat pass (3335 m) via the Tete sud du Replat 3428m to the Châtellerêt refuge (2232 m).

Day 3

Grande Ruine glacier - Casse pass

Leaving for the Grande Ruine glacier and the Casse pass. We reach the Adèle Planchard refuge (3450 m).

Day 4

Grande Ruine

Our objective today is the Grande Ruine (3765 m), and then follows a long and beautiful descent to the Alpe refuge (2077 m).

Day 5

Platte des Agneaux glacier - Emile Pic pass

Today we go to the Platte des Agneaux glacier and the Emile Pic pass (pre dawn start) via the Pic de Neige Cordier 3614m (mountaineering). Then we reach theEcrins refuge (3170 m).
D +1400/-400m

Day 6

Dome des Ecrins

The most southerly 4000'er! (4015 m) (although we won't climb the Barre desEcrins)

Day 7

Ski Mountaineering on either Roche Faurio or Pointe Louise

Return to Glacier Blanc hut

Day 8 Ski out to le Monetier les Bains via the col du Monetier (taxi?)

This will be with a long standing ski mountaineering group. The focus is on journeying through the mountains in this wild and lesser visited area. It will be a full 8 days so you should have multi day toured before and be prepared for living in basic surroundings! You should be as a minimum an intermediate skier and have used boot crampons before (or be prepared to come along earlier and train). There will be one full guide and one aspirant to maximise what we can achieve.

Greenland Ski & Sail 14 - 21 May 2018

An opportunity to join Tim Blakemore for a bespoke ski & sail adventure on the south west coast of Greenland.

This trip will be based on a small but luxurious expedition yacht and we have total flexibility to go where the wind and snow takes us! Having previously skied here in 2014 we have been looking for a way to return. As Yacht Destiny is making her way northwards towards the North West Passage it's too good an opportunity to miss! This is a great opportunity to explore Greenland's western coast via sailing boat as well as take part in adventurous ski mountaineering.

We hope to visit the Sermilinguac Fjord, Evighedsfjorden (Eternity Fjord), Taaterat Glacier and Kangerdluarssuat Fjord during a 7 night voyage. Flights are from Copenhagen then on to Maniitsoq (via Kangerlussuaq) which exists as a hunting and fishing town and where Sperm Whales are often seen.Along the way ancient Inuit settlements may be visited.Most importantly on this trip is an exploratory nature coupled with a team attitude. We will be operating from a small, 7 berth yacht (2 crew) but are independent so an element of self-sufficiency is needed when in the mountains.

Programme

Day 0 Fly to Copenhagen and overnight

*Day 1 Fly to Kangerlussuaq then on to Maniitsoq where we join Destiny (set sail?)

Day 2 – 7 Exploratory ski mountaineering/touring from the yacht.

Day 7 would normally end at Maniitsoq for our final night on board.

Day 8 Fly Maniitsoq (via Kangerlussuaq) to Copenhagen and home

*Day 9 Onward flights to Europe

*Some connections can make Europe – Maniitsoq in one day but I have allowed an overnight in Copenhagen either side.

There may be an opportunity to have a discounted flight as a client has had to give his place up due to personal circumstances - do get in touch!

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