We set out into the Mont Blanc massif after some good recent snowfall, in search of some fresh tracks a little further from the crowds. The Col du Tacul is a 900m high ski tour reached from the Salle a Manger basin of the Vallee Blanche. On reaching the col there are two options, ski back down the col towards the Vallee Blanche, or traverse the col and ski the Capucin couloir and complete the traverse. We opted to ski the Capucin couloir, graded 5.1, which required a few rappels to navigate the rocky entrance.
Another great day in the mountains!
Well well well. Do we have some good news for you. Winter has taken her time this year, but over the past few days Chamonix’s ski areas have received up to 60cms. Flegere in particular was favoured by the snow gods and received 60cms, whilst other areas like Les Grands Montets and Brevent received a respectable 25cms.
As you can see, a whopping total of over 150 cms is due to fall in the Chamonix valley starting on Tuesday 10th. We’ve got our powder skis at the ready – this is going to be epic!
Fancy a powder getaway this month? We still have spaces on our Chamonix Backcountry Ski Week on 29th January for 7 nights. Get in touch for more info – email us at [email protected] or phone +44 (0) 845 527 5812.
If this short video doesn’t inspire you to visit the Himalayas with us then we don’t know what will.
Adventure Base have been trekking in Nepal for over 8 years. Originally led by our co-founding Director Kenton Cool en route to his Everest climbs, our treks have developed into independent treks running every Spring and Autumn.
One of the reasons we love trekking in Nepal is we love to see the benefit that our tourism brings to the country. We are an eco-friendly and eco-aware trekking company. Our emphasis on leaving nothing but footprints and taking nothing but photos.
We use reliable local suppliers. They look after their porters and camp crew. We’ve seen it all first hand and love working with Iswari and his team.
We are very thankful for the way our Sherpa friends work with us and welcome our clients year after year. Join us in 2017 on one of our popular treks below.
Is climbing Everest a lifelong dream?
We are the experts when it comes to successful summits. Our lead guide Kenton Cool has reached the summit 12 times (and counting). Supported by our experienced team on the ground in Nepal you will have a great chance of making the summit. Our emphasis is on proper training, adequate training plans and expeditions in the build up to Everest, and above all safety is paramount to everything we do.
Swiss Alps – We’ve been blessed once again with perfect conditions for our week long course high in the 4000m peaks around Zermatt.
Swiss Alps, especially around Zermatt and Saas are one of our favourite playgrounds as the terrain spans as far as the eye can see. It’s an ideal playground for mountaineers looking to reach stunning summits and enjoy spectacular views.
Welcome to episode 1 of our new ‘adventure ideas’ series.
We are constantly looking for new ways to inspire people to become more adventurous. By living and breathing adventure ourselves we do our best to get out in the wild as much as a full time working week will allow us to. Everyone can make time for adventure. All it takes is a little less conversation, a little more action as a chap with a funny hairstyle once sang and to watch our adventure ideas series!
Here’s a taster of what to expect from our popular Alpine Skills course in Chamonix.
Miha Habjan, IFMGA guide, led our first course of the summer with budding alpinists Rory and Chris. Here’s some highlights from day 3 Pointe Lachenal and L’Arete a Laurance.
Stage 17 of le Tour de France sees the riders make their way from Berne in Switzerland to Finhaut-Emosson.
The tour de france riders will cover a total of 185km, taking on 3 cols before ascending to Emosson Dam for the finish. The stage includes the Col de Mosses above Montreux and the Col de la Forclaz above Martigny.