Archive for Serre Chevalier

the dawn ½ dome, plus X

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2020 by xi'an

terrific coincidence!

Posted in Mountains, pictures with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2020 by xi'an

As it happens I am staying for vacations this year at the right place and the right time since the finals of the climbing World cup. In Briançon, southern French Alps, on the French-Italian border. All other events of the World cup have been cancelled and this will be the only competition of the year (which should have seen climbing becoming an Olympic sport, although sadly in a one-fit-all-skills competition). The competition here remains centred on the hardness of the route, with Adam Ondra one of the advertised competitors. I hope we can be part of the 5000 happy few authorised to enter the competition arena tomorrow, for pandemic reasons…!

morning run

Posted in Mountains, pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , on August 18, 2020 by xi'an