Last June when days were so long , we did the following route during one afternoon . This is one of the most panoramic traverse in the calanques as you climb always in front of most of the other calanques. The climb is between 2 m and 30 m above sea level which makes it so special. The climb itself is in its level quite demanding with some 6th graded pitches which you need to be carefull of as the move can be difficult to handle. As for all traverse, climbing in front or behind doesn’t really change the difficulty. Yet the commitment is quite low as you can escape at 2 different points . The next traverse ( Marie Jacqueline) can be climbed in a row but you need to depart earlier than we did 😉 ! It was really a nice climb together with Jacques and Pierre !…

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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.  

In last April , with some friends we went to switzerland in Arolla and we crossed a pass that led us at a hut where we spent a couple of days. and this hut was in val d’aosta ( Italia) The bad (terrible ) weather shrinked our plans but even in fog, there is pictures to take ! We spent our only good weather day there : Dome des dames Make sure to pass by refuge de prarayer where the food and ambiance is so awesome ! but don’t abuse of the 4 dishes unless you will get ill ! place for pictures :          

Again a perfect day of skiing in ecrin massif with good friends ! What an amazing place are the southern alps, so wild and unknown. even the way up up to la breche de la somme is quite crowdy but nothing compared to the Mont blanc or valais ascent that look more like taking the subway instead of getting into the mountains !! Just for the eyes, check some pics of this ascent that let you stare at dome des ecrins ( 2nd highest peak of the region) all the way up !! for the path : http://www.skitour.fr/topos/breche-de-la-somme,180.html

Publication sur internet d’une partie de mon livre (cliquez sur l’image).  

Voilà après de nombreuses heures de travail, un nouveau site est enfin en ligne. Les avantages sont les suivants : il intègre mieux le blog et les galeries photos Le design est plus épuré Et surtout, il le sera facile de publier de nouvelles images, de ranger mes galeries… Le site est opérationnel mais pas dénué de défauts ( il manque notamment la page de sommaire galerie et les signatures). Mais il n’y a pas de bugs majeurs. Attention , cliquez sur les galeries( « cuisine », « sud »…)  elles même pas sur l’arborescence (« galerie »qui ne marche pas actuellement ! N’hésitez pas à me faire part de vos critiques ! Bon visionage

Petit panoramique sous le soleil avec les couleurs des parapentes constrastant sur la neige. Le massif de belledonne en arrière plan .

Foule de parapentiste en cette journée d’automne aux allures hivernals

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Le sapin de strasbourg

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