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Verbier, Switzerland – April, 2000

Kathy and I had yet to ski in Europe, although I was familiar with the Alps, having spent two seasons climbing in France, Switzerland and Austria a few decades prior. I knew for sure how much great terrain was available … Continue reading

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Travels Abroad, 1962-3, Chapter 7 – Switzerland

Zermatt lies south of the Rhone River, in the Pennine Alps, and is home to the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa, although these peaks are also accessed from Cervinia, Italy. I found a novice climber to accompany me on the … Continue reading

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Travels Abroad, 1962-3, Chapter 6 – Traverse of Mt. Blanc and other climbs

On July 31/August 1, 1962, I teamed up with a very friendly family of French climbers, to do the traverse of Mont Blanc, from west to east. To start, we drove down valley from Chamonix, to catch a chairlift at … Continue reading

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