The Haute Route – April 2013

In April, Mark and I set out to try to ski the Haute Route from Chamoix in France to Zermatt in Switzerland. It is a popular route for Ski Mountaineers crossing a number of high cols, staying at mountain refuges and climbing the occasional peak. It can take up to seven days to complete. We […]

The Italian Dolomites – Summer 2011

The Dolomites were chosen as Norton Hill School’s destination for their D of E Gold Expedition and Adventure Week in the summer of 2011. The base was a small town near the resort of San Martino de Castrozza. The plan was to do some adventure activities to acclimatise for their four day expedition before spending […]

Dachstein, Austria – Easter 2011

  During Easter 2011, Mark and I along with Jamie and Kate, planned a ski tour around the Dachstein area of Austria. We met up with Lorraine and Andy Leivers of Austrian Alpine Activities as they were helping me plan a school ski trip to Radstadt the following year. When we arrived it was summer […]