Saturday, 21 April 2007

Dome de Polset West Face

Back to Val Thorens again today on a solo mission. A quick blast up to the Col de Gebroulaz, then round to the Aiguille de Polset for a short scramble on a mixture of snow and rock to this great little summit. From the top I spotted the slope we were trying to get to yesterday, so dropped down the far side towards the Dome de Polset. From the ridge between these two summits a great little slope drops down onto the Glacier de Polset weaving a line between some rocks.

An hours wait for the sun to soften the snow enough and then it was off down 45ยบ of great spring snow. A traverse and short scramble over a rocky ridge brings you back out onto the Chaviere Glacier and into Val T. Definitely one to do again.

View from the Col Pierre Lory looking at (from right) Dome de Polset, Aiguille de Polset, Mont Gebroulaz, Col de Gebroulaz, then round to the Aiguille de Peclet. The line skied appears to be right under the summit of the Dome from this angle:

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