Verbier is my main base, but i have the luck to have a piece of my family still living in Cortina, in the magnificent Dolomites. I spent most of the month of July there climbing some classic routes and dealing with some yellow, overhanging broken up rock. Before and in between then, i have moved more west in the higher peaks around Mt Blanc and Mt Rosa, scrambling my way up between a mix of snow, rock and ice.
One place that i couldn't not visit again was the Gorges du Verdon. The airy climbing that you experience there it's hard to beat. The huge void behind the back the scary long distances between the bolts, the vultures flying by you on the wall, the perfect limestone, are all contributing to make this place really special.
This summer my focus is really on getting better in the mountains, especially in that king of terrain and with those tools that i'm a little less familiar with. Work out my upper body, rest my skier legs, to hold myself in small holds, and in long routes, is what i've been doing lately, and what is getting me fired up at the moment. Achieve a good level would make me more skilled and prepared to attain, maybe, the guide course one day, and prove to myself that i can be reliable in any sort of terrain.
The mountains in the summer are still beautiful, i don't want to let the summer pass without having breathe some fresh air and get out the most of it.