Voilà enfin le site mis à jour avec des galeries telle que je voulais le faire depuis quelques temps.  Je vous souhaite une bonne visite et de vous laisser emporter par la poésie de la lumière !

Des liens en français sont indiqués dans chaque gros titres ( 3 au total) où une description détaillées des itineraires et de notre parcours est écrite. Les photos sont internationales !


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7 days of mountaineering, 3 summits, 3 x 600m of climb, 6200 D+/-, good week with friends, good beer, snaps and most  of the time good food ! : perfect holyday trip !

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With Caf Aubagne, we went for 3 days in mercacantour national park ( southern France). At this time of the year, the snow started this year at 2000m a.s. l. but this winter has poor snow conditions… We still  managed to get ourselves really nice trip with amazing  group, snow and view! We spent our nights in refuge de la cantoniere that I warmly recommand as the tenant is really cool, the food is really good and the accomodation comfortable !   Day 1 : Tete de la Sanguinette with CAF Aubagne !                       Day 2 : Tête des Garrets         Day 3 : Tete de la cote de l’ane                      

The Tabarly traverse ( TD- / 6a / P2) The Tabarly traverse is one of the most classical traverse in the Calanques which stands out because of its panoramic view and the quality of the climb ( click here for more info ).  For sure it is an adventure to climb this route. It is also stunning to enjoy the view over Cassis, the cliff of cap canaille and the kayak paddling at your feet. This climb makes you feel some mountaineering spirit as commitment, route finding, rope management, lack of equipment and wilderness. But this is also marked by the sunny and hot atmosphere. As it is a southern face, the temperature gets always hotter when the sun rises and the reflexion of the sun doesn’t let you rest ! We climbed the route together with Audrey on a sunny fall day (end of october) and as we departed…

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  Mid september , with five other friends from France ( Florian) and Switzerland ( Giulia, Roman, Pascal and Fränzi), we all met late in the night in Tbilissi ( Georgia). This country is a really small country stuck between Russia and Turkey and between  two seas : the black sea to the west and the Caspian sea to the east. Early in the morning ( only 3/4 hours sleep later we jumped in a small minibus which drove us until Mestia, one of the main mountaineering village of this country. This village receives different valleys surrounded by a couples of 5000 and loads of 4000 summits. Day 1 ( Adishi – Base camp 1 ) The day after, an offroad car grabbed us with our 25/30 kg bagpacks filled up by 7 days of food, tents, sleepings bags and all the mountaineering gear. On the 15th of october we…

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Bloc session in may at a camping wall in la Ciotat (sout of France).    

  Early july we went on the peak coolidge through a really nice and wild route recently opened click on the link here . One of the stunning view from the face just before the last final corner. Thank you to Hillary and Elie for this nice ascent !      

When the winter arrives to its end and the need of sun is becoming obvious, you need to prepare again for mountain routes and its peculiar rope handling and rock !!   Therefore you need to go to le caroux where you have small mountain gneiss and just enough equipment so you don’t risk your life !! the carroux is located near bezier in herault ( 34). A good start for ridge climbing ( easy but really interesting : http://www.camptocamp.org/routes/57457/fr/caroux-arete-des-charbonniers-arete-des-charbonniers-w A serious climb, easy to protect all the way up but need to be carefull not loosing his way http://www.camptocamp.org/routes/56894/fr/caroux-roc-du-caroux-ou-paroi-du-rieutord-pilier-w Difficult pitch 2 : http://www.camptocamp.org/routes/412781/fr/caroux-pouce-de-farrieres-face-sse-directe   Caroux; pouce de farrieres face sse directe (steep !): Enjoy some pictures taken from a single pitch climbing.  

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