Yuzuru Masuda

In the Twilight with Alpine Ibexes

In the Twilight with Alpine Ibexes

After my first encounter with a male alpine ibex crowned with a pair of magnificent horns at Lac Blanc back in the Summer of 2007, I fell in love with this place. Lac Blanc, located at 2352 meters altitude in the French Alps, has an exceptional beauty which gave me an entirely new inspiration in […]

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Aiguille du Tour

Aiguille du Tour

Aiguille du Tour, Mont Blanc Massif, France

Photograph by Laurent Soyris    With various routes of moderate difficulty, the Aiguille du Tour is one of the most popular summits of the Mont Blanc Massif in summer. But when winter comes, you can have the whole mountain, trackless, only for your mate and you to enjoy. This day of November, we climbed Couloir […]

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Into the Mountains

Into the Mountains

Into the Mountains, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie, France Photograph by Ulrik Hasemann Two climbers on Arête du Midi are heading into the mountains after three days of heavy snow fall.     

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Alpine Start

Alpine Start

Alpine Start, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie, France Photograph by Ulrik Hasemann This shot was taken at 2:30AM from the camp spot on Col du Midi. The lights to the right are headlamps from people on the face of Mont Blanc du Tacul on their way to summit of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France.    

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Male Alpine Ibex at Sunset

Male Alpine Ibex at Sunset

Male Alpine Ibex at Sunset, Lac Blanc, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Haute-Savoie, France Photograph by Yuzuru Masuda When the sun goes down behind the mountains, alpine ibexes come out to browse around Lac Blanc (2352m). They spend most of the day in the higher altitudes and are often found resting on the cliffs. The male ibex can reach 100cm in height and weigh […]

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Alpine Observations

Alpine Observations

To the un-initiated, the French Alps may seem somewhat of a circus. With the super rich of Chamonix to climbers on a budget camping wherever seems flat, the ski resorts such as Val d’Isere and Tignes seething with tourists, skiers in winter. Après ski, followed by après après ski well into the night and the […]