Mountain Leader- Champcella, Parc National des Ecrins
UIAGM mountain guide.
My base camp is at Champcella, in the High Alps, at the foot of the Ecrins and right next to the Queyras. I've fallen in love with this region, ideal for year-round mountain practices. It's a true paradise in the open air: alpinism, ice climbing, ski touring, off-piste ski, chutes, snowshoeing, via ferrata, canyoning, long hikes... almost anything can be done in this region!
This advanced base camp also allows me to easily explore every corner in the Alps, this multi-faceted massif that you can keep exploring your whole life... The most renown ones are Mont Blanc, Ecrins, Valais, Oberland and Dolomites, but there are also many less known massifs, far from the crowds! And from the Alps to other massifs in the world, there is sometimes only one step!
But way beyond the geographical wanderings, I consider mountain adventures as an inner journey above all, a journey guided by the joy of your discovery, by friendship and simply the pleasure of being.
The rope, a very symbolic link, much stronger than the piece of nylon that keeps alpinists together, is to me more exciting and rewarding than the sole "conquest" of a summit, than the sole technical and physical achievement.
Alpinism is a human adventure above all!
Climbing La Meije and Le Doigt de Dieu
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