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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Andy Parkin's studio destroyed by fire

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13/12/2016

The studio of British mountaineer and artist Andy Parkin, who crafts the Piolet d’Or and Kendal Film Festival trophies, was destroyed by a fire on Friday night. The 16th Century former saw and grain mill just outside Chamonix was also the workshop of Rabbit on the Roof skis, and painter Anati Graetz. Sarah Stirling speaks to Andy to find out what happened.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

5 of the best beginner ski tours in Chamonix

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26/02/2016

Think powder's only for pros? We've got five of Chamonix's Mountain Guides and off-piste skiing instructors telling you otherwise. To get you touring, they've come up with their favourite beginner ski tours in and around Chamonix.
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INTERNATIONAL

Top ten Vallee Blanche myths

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16/02/2016

Forget cramponing down a death defying ridge before leaping over gaping crevasses – the Vallee Blanche is not what you might imagine. That said, it’s no pushover either; Charlie Boscoe uncovers the myths.
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Balade au Clair de Lune on the South Face of the Fou climbed free

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26/06/2015

Frenchmen Fabien Dugit and Cédric Lachat have succeeded in making the first free ascent of the rarely climbed hard aid route Balade au Clair de Lune on the South Face of the Fou (3,501m) in the Chamonix Aiguilles.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Snowshoeing: gently does it

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08/01/2015

Hilary Sharp escapes the sprawling destruction of ski resorts and heads to the Dauphiné Alps for some low-impact snowshoeing.
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INTERNATIONAL

Chamonix Mountain Festival 2014: discounted tickets for BMC members

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06/05/2014

The second Chamonix Mountain Festival is running from 29 June - 6 July. Expect a friendly atmosphere, fun event programme, bargain accommodation and discounted lift prices. Organiser Francoise Call explains more. Plus, we've got ten discounted festival tickets for BMC readers.
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INTERNATIONAL

Crevasse crash: could it happen to you?

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03/03/2014

Descending the Vallee Blanche can be the highlight of a trip to Chamonix. But, whether first timer or a local, it’s all too easy to get blasé about the risks of glacial terrain – as this team found out. Watch this skier fall into a crevasse and ask yourself: would you know what to do?
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INTERNATIONAL

Arc’teryx Alpine Arc’ademy, Chamonix June 2013

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27/06/2013

It's always great to see card-carrying BMC members, and a number of them were spotted at the Arc’teryx Alpine Arc’ademy – which took place over the weekend of June 14-16, Chamonix, France. Tiffany Saibal reports.
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MEMBERSHIP

Eye-watering tale wins dream Chamonix trip in BMC Facebook competition

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15/05/2013

For our latest Facebook Experiences competition we asked you to send in a tale of your nightmare climbing or walking trip. The response was phenomenal: over 100 tales of woe. But there could only be one winner.
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Tragedy on the Grandes Jorasses

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13/11/2011

A much publicized incident last week on the Grandes Jorasses, which could be followed in almost real time on the Internet, ended in tragedy, when French guide Olivier Sourzac and his client Charlotte Demetz perished in a ferocious storm.
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