2018/19 Winter Work/Routes List

Two Emperor Penguins at Snow Hill Island, Antarctica Tim Blakemore

The 2018/19 Winter season has started. Below is a rolling list of routes etc that I have skied, climbed, visited etc

November 2018

Two voyages (22 days) to the Antarctic Peninsula. The first was a ‘standard’ Peninsula voyage where I guided various peaks and glaciers. The second was a voyage to the Weddell Sea and Snow Hill Island where I ran Heli-Ops to visit this northernmost Emperor Penguin Colony.

December 2018

Pointe de la Croix, Val d’Aoste ski tour

Col Ouest de Barasson ski tour

Val d’Isere and Tignes off piste including Col Pers (2 days)

Mont Paglietta, Val d’Aoste ski tour

17 days working Antarctic Peninsula on private yachts including skiing and helicopter operations.

January 2019

Arp Vielle, Valgrisenche

Convened British Mountain Guides Ski Entrance Exam – Off – piste at Hauteluce and Col de Cicle, Les Contamines

Col de la Fenetre, Les Contamines

Off Piste at St Gervais

Col de Cicle, les Contamines

Aiguilette des Houches ski tour

2 day avalanche course Grands Montets & Le Tour inc Posettes, Nant Noire, Vormaine etc

16 days working Antarctic Peninsula on private yachts including skiing and helicopter operations – into Feb.

February 2019

Antarctica as above

Vallee Blanche

Off Piste Grand Montets and Le Tour

Glacier de Amethystes ski tour

South Arete Aiguille de Genepi D 5C

Bettembourg de Droite Aiguille de Refuge (Argentiere) D+ 5C

Col de Serena, Vallee d’Aoste

6 days Ski Mountaineering in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco. Including Jbel Toubkal 4167m, Akioud  4030m, Tizi n’Ouanoukrim and the Tizi Likemt.

March 2019

Morocco as above.

3 days Freeride course around Chamonix/Evasion resorts

2 days ski touring Val di Rhemes

6 days ski safari around the Monte Rosa massif – Valtournenche, Champoluc, Gressoney, Alagna and Zermatt. Skied Pyramid Vincent and Punta Gnifetti.

Arete des Cosmiques AD

Gressoney 3 day off piste including Bettolina, Indren/Bors col and Alta Luca

April 2019

3 days adventure rock climbing on Mull & Iona (Hebrides)

3 days ski touring from the Carro and Evettes refuges (Haute Maurienne) including the classic ‘3 cols’.

7 days on the BMG/IFMGA Ski Assessment. We skied Aiguilles Rouges, Vallee Blanche and completed a 4 day tour around the Tre-la Tete Glacier.

May 2019

Alaskan Ski/Road trip including Chugach, Talkeetna and Valdez Mountains.

Mont Blanc du Tacul (Ski)

And as June starts we’re officially in ‘Summer’! Mont Blanc is currently very good to ski though I’ll be now concentrating on Alpine Climbing (and another list).


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