Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Pas de Chevre and the Vallee Blanche...

Tim Blakemore, Tamsin and I headed up to the Grands Montets aiming to get the first lift this morning.

With more fresh snow it was predictably busy, but with most skiers heading over to ski the 'Front Face' we had the classic 'Pas de Cherve' to ourselves.

Brilliant soft snow and fresh tracks took us down all to quickly onto the Mer de Glace.  From here we skied down to Montenvers and nipped up to the Aiguille du Midi for a lap of the Vallee Blanche.

Higher up the snow was a little wind effected with soft slab rather than soft snow or powder.  However, this soon gave way to some great pitches to finish the day.

2 comments:

  1. Excellent day today for the off piste skiing and snowboarding in the Vallée Blanche and Brévent.
    http://www.chamonixskiguide.com/fr/content/combinaison-magique-vall%C3%A9e-blanche-col-du-plan-couloir-payot-ensa

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    1. Bonjour Yan, Thanks for the post and the link. Great pictures of the ENSA Couloir...

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