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Icicle in the media - news & press
Our articles and courses are often featured in the media, and here we share some of these reports which may be useful reading for those planning a trip with us. A key feature of what makes Icicle so different from its competitors is that we offer more than just a course, trek or expedition. Our evening instruction sessions on many trips is an example of this. This section of the website is a great resource of media coverage, articles, trip reports, advice and information to browse.
Click on the title of any of the articles below, that you wish to read. If you have an articles that you wish to be considered for publication, then please e-mail it to us.
Recently published articles...
Mont Fourchon
Snowshoeing

© Snowshoe Magazine
Trail des
Aiguilles Rouges

© Kingsley Jones
       
       
       
High School: Chamonix mountaineering
©
Jonathan Trigell.
Article from The Guardian, about an Icicle Intro course

Winter Introduction course review
©
Zanna Shute .
Article published in the Adventure Travel magazine

Master Mont Blanc
©
Simeon de la Torre.
Great article published in the Shortlist magazine
 
Mount Toubkal - an experts view
©
Kingsley Jones.
Article published in the BMC Summit magazine 57

Snowshoeing in the Italian Val Ferret
© Kingsley Jones
. Article from Snowshoe Magazine about an Italian trip

Alpine Acclimatisation
© Maggie
Hile. What to expect in terms of altitude effects in the Alps
 
Avalanche Skills & Snow Report
© Chamonix.net. Article about our Avalanche Awareness day course

Tackling the Vallée Blanche
© Phil Griffen
. Phil tackles the Vallée Blanche for his 50th!

Skiing the Haute Route
© John Henn
. Report from the Chamonix - Zermatt ski tour
 
Running the Mont Blanc Marathon
© Kingsley Jones
. Running the infamous Chamonix marathon.

Running the Trail des Aiguilles Rouges
© Kingsley Jones
. Running the 51km race with 3300m height gain.

Running the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc
© Kingsley Jones. 168km race with 9700m vertical.
 
First Alpine routes on your own
© Kingsley Jones. Some ideas of routes you can do unguided

Plunging the depths
© Rhys Williams. A cautionary tale of crevasses and rope strategies...

The best route in Cham
© Rhys Williams. Alternative view on top level climbing in Chamonix
Mont Blanc & Eight Up Challenge
© Colin de la Rue.
A brilliant insight from a novice on Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc the hard way
© Rhys Williams.
Thought Mont Blanc was an easy peak to "bag"?

Desmaison in Winter
© Benoit, Icicle IFMGA guide. Winter ascent of Grandes Jorasses north face

Storm on Mont Blanc
© KJ & C Schoof. Caught in a storm whilst ascending Mont Blanc 4810m

They really do mean it
© Ali Hunt. A cautionary tail about training hard for Mont Blanc

 


 
Avalanche Avoidance Tips
© Kingsley Jones.
Key safety tips to keep you safe this winter

Key knots & Ropework
© Icicle
. Ropework to practice before a climbing or skiing course

 

 
Alpine Grades
© Kingsley Jones. An explanation of complex range of grading systems

Choosing a Route
© Giles McClaren. Factors to consider when selecting an Alpine route

Tips for Ice & Mixed
© Giles McClaren. Kit to take, techniques to use, and tips to stay safe

Key Safety Equipment
© Maggie
Hile. The key safety equipment every Alpine climber needs

Expedition Report
© Rhys Williams. Climbing 4000m peaks around the Zermatt region
 


 
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