Monday, January 31, 2011

Alpine Youth Challenge Summit

Warm welcome to our outstanding International team of interns working on
the Alpine Youth Challenge Summit.


Highly motivated, and extremely qualified,
please let me introduce you the DREAM TEAM
Thank you dearly to our wonderful Interns
for their tremendous work, support, drive, and aspiration

Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Father - a wonderful Dedicated Volunteer

Secours Populaire Guyancourt 3 Villages
L'antenne de Guyancourt, du SPF 78 s'adresse aux enfants de 6 à 11 ans auxquels nous proposons des activités ludiques et culturelles ; des séjours en Famille de Vacances ou en colonie. Aux familles pour quelques sorties spécifiques annoncées dans ce blog. Aux Cheveux Blancs une sortie annuelle l'été. Le tout sous conditions de ressources. Et aussi : Ecrivain public- Domiciliation postale pour les personnes en difficulté. SPF SQY : Elancourt - Guyancourt - La Verrière - Magny - Trappes

 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article premier
Tous les êtres humains naissent libres et égaux en dignité et en droits. Ils sont doués de raison et de conscience et doivent agir les uns envers les autres dans un esprit de fraternité.

Article 1
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sophie's Birthday


Friday, January 14, 2011


Artesonraju: it is claimed that this is the mountain in the live-action logo of Paramount Pictures,

Paramount Pictures Logo

 Artesonraju Mountain
courtesy by Permediki

Everytime when I am watching a movie from Paramount Pictures, it remains me my climb of Artesonraju in 2009.
It was quite an adventure!

more info on Artesonraju :
more info on Sophie's climb :

Friday, January 7, 2011

Support - Buy a wristband - Red to Yellow

Support Sophie's alpine Challenge
- Buy a wristband $10 each -

Pick your color (top to bottom) :
 Purple ; Smoked Orchid ; Pink ; Hot Pink ; Cardinal Red ; Bright Red ;
Orange ; Yellow ; Solar Flare ;Camo ; Maroon ; Black ; Metal Gray

How to Buy a wristband

1/ Pick your colors
2/ Send me an email at with your shipping address, wristband colors selected and quantity
3/ A respective Paypal request will be sent to you shortly

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Support - Buy a wristband - Blue to Green

Support Sophie's alpine Challenge
 - Buy a wristband $10 each -

Pick your color (top to bottom)
Forest Green ; Green ; Neon Green ; Glow in the Dark ;
White ; Light blue ; Lancaster Blue ; Aqua ; Royal Blue ;
Navy blue ; American Flag (Blue White Red) 

How to Buy a wristband : 10$ each 

1/ Pick your colors
2/ Send me an email at
with your shipping address, wristband colors selected and quantity
3/  A respective Paypal request will be sent to you shortly

Monday, January 3, 2011

Ice Climbing - New Year's Eve in the Adirondacks

The Adirondack High Peaks region is blessed with an abundance of reliable roadside ice climbs. The most popular locations are concentrated in the Chapel Pond area along Route 73 south of Keene Valley or in the Cascade Lakes corridor between Keene and Lake Placid even though the entire Adirondack Park is littered with ice-covered outcrops.

Day 1 :
Ice climbing route climbed today : Chouinard's Gully ; Hot Shot (x2)  ; Ice Slot

Chouinard's Gully (NEI 3, 400') 

Hot Shot (NEI 4+)

Sophie the Red Nosed Reindeer

Day 2
Snow shoe trek in Underwood Canyon
Route climbed : Big blue NEI 4+ (x2)

Big Blue NEI 4+

New Year's Eve

Lemon Meringue Pie

Day 3

Sophie placing an ice screw

Gear Snapshot
Climbing shoes with crampons

Harness with ice screws and screamers

Ice axes


Special thanks to Ken Murphy

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Christmas blizzard on NYC

NEW YORK (Reuters)
By Daniel Trotta Daniel TrottaMon Dec 27
After 17 hours of snowfall dropped 20 inches on New York's Central Park, the city was covered. Snow drifts piled 3 to 5 feet in some areas and giant mounds accumulated on the sidewalks where snow plows cleared the streets.
news :

NY street before and after the blizzard

my street is covered in snow

hummmm Christmas dinner ...


Thanks to Asparia & Massimo
for this delicious and heartwarming Christmas dinner