Category Archives: Black Crows

Crowds on the Courtes North-East, 29/04/16

Sweating, distracted, my thoughts wandering, I’m suddenly brought back into the here-and-now by the forceful impact of a few small-but-dense chunks of snow on my right thigh in mid-step, and an instant before glancing upwards to see if there’s anything … Continue reading

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North Face of the Tour Ronde, 28/04/16

The north face of the Tour Ronde is, for a lot of mountaineers, their first proper north face route. With around 350m of difficulties it isn’t very big, and the climbing, with just two pitches of grade 4 ice in … Continue reading

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Col du Plan north face, 20/04/16

Fear, I think, is one of the more useful emotions we have at our disposal. Don’t get me wrong, happiness is great, it’s absolutely smashing, and it’s definitely the preferred state of mind to while away the hours with, but … Continue reading

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Two Days on the Midi: Cosmiques, Rond, Passerelle, West

Cosmiques Couloir, 18/04/16 Charlie, Dan, Gareth making their way to the Cosmiques in fresh snow Me rappelling into the Cosmiques, photo by Dan Swirling clouds with the occasional tiny patch of blue. A light on-off drizzle in town. There are … Continue reading

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