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Mountaineer heading for the Barre des Ecrins, soft morning light over the mountains
Ascension Chronicles

Ascent of Barre des Écrins and Dôme de neige

Can you smell the heady fragrance of great adventure in the air? At the end of April, spring returns and the mountains open up to life once again. Their call becomes more urgent and I dream of once again surveying their vertiginous flanks. This time, the Valais gives way to the wild and remote Écrins massif. This ... Read more
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Mountain Portraits

Le Grand Combin Portrait of a giant of the Valais Alps

An ice fortress dominating the Haute Route from Chamonix-Zermatt, Grand Combin brandishes its imposing peaks with supreme élan, the better to proclaim to the world the fleeting beauty of its eternal snows. Portrait of a mountain that nurtures us: Grand Combin, the giant of the Valais Alps. Grand Combin : an ice giant in the Swiss Valais On the borders of the Val de Bagnes and the Val d'Entremont, the Alps spread their wings of sparkling ice. The ridges of the Combin massif stand like the seven bastions of an impenetrable wall. Carried from west to east by the Petit Combin, the Combin de Corbassière, de Boveire, de ...
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Photographie de la Couronne Impériale de Zinal. Panoramic view of the Val d'Anniviers 4000s. The high summits emerge from the sea of clouds, offering the viewer a celestial vision of Switzerland's most beautiful mountains.
Art de Vivre

The Imperial High Road Zinal from classic to variant

The Haute Route from Zinal traces its majestic path through the heart of the Imperial Crown. A highly reputed mountain race, it winds its way between the most beautiful 4000 m peaks of the Swiss Alps. As elegant as it is challenging, the traverse requires the presence of a mountain guide. But what are the main routes? I present the classic and the variants of this royal-looking route. The Haute Route impériale from Zinal : the jewel of the Swiss Alps In the heart of the Val d’Anniviers, lies a majestic route. The Haute Route Impériale Zinal, one of the most beautiful ski runs in ...
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Art de Vivre

The different types of climbing Range of main practices

In the heart of the mountain valleys, one sport stands out from the rest. A vertical ballet punctuated by holds, climbing is conquering the world of mountaineering. Driven by a thirst for adventure, climbers can't resist the call of summits. But do you know the different types of climbing? Did you know that this discipline abounds in complexity? From artificial walls to unequipped natural rock faces, every type of climbing is a challenge. I invite you to discover the main types of climbing, all as fascinating as they are intriguing. Route climbing: vertical ballet The route. A sporting activity in which man and wall merge in perfect ...
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Mountain landscapes

The imperial crown of Zinal Diadem of the val d’Anniviers

Who hasn't dreamed one day of walking the crests of these stupendous mountains? The Imperial Crown of Zinal It captivates the hearts of men as much as it illuminates the hearts of the Swiss Alps. Celestial muse or uncompromising nymph, what do we really know about her? Portrait of a fabulous tiara on the heights of the val d’Anniviers. The Imperial Crown of Zinal | Legendary mountains in the heart of the Valais Alps At the dawn of the formation of the Alps, the Imperial Crown of Zinal arises from the impetuous folds of a long and thick sheet of bedload drifting from Africa to Europe. A treasure unearthed from the depths of the earth, it ...
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Black and white aerial photograph of the Egyptian pyramids and the surrounding area.
History of the Alps

Eduard Spelterini Pioneer of aerial photography

An adventurer of the skies with a visionary soul, Eduard Spelterini lives his life as he flies the skies. Guided by the winds, he follows his instincts across the Alps and around the world. Bold and determined, he wanted to make his mark. This aerostat ace, an avant-gardist of heights, never ceased to innovate, challenging all obstacles to resist him. Today, his timeless work is a priceless heritage. Portrait of Eduard Spelterini, legendary balloonist and pioneer of aerial photography. From Eduard Schweizer to the great Spelterini | His childhood dreams The son of Sigmund Schweizer and Maria Magdalena Sütterlin, the young ...
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Panoramic black-and-white photograph of the Matterhorn and its surrounding summits .
History of the Alps, Portraits of Mountains

The Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt History and main routes

Between the peaks and valleys of the Alps, an exceptional route is carved out. An authentic link between Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn, the Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt emerges from the glaciers. But do you know the history of this legendary crossing? Did you know that there are several routes to Zermatt ? This route, often marked out by several days of mountain skiing, awakens in us the wind of freedom and the taste for surpassing oneself. Let me tell you the story of the Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt and reveal the main routes. History of the Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt | Conquering a prestigious itinerary ...
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