Monday, 25 February 2008

Aiguille du Fruit South Face

Back to the Aiguille du Fruit again today with a different objective in mind...the 800m South Face.
Yesterdays corniced col gave good views into the face to confirm there was enough snow to ski on this face which strips very quickly.

7.20am from Mottaret to beat the sun, 8.30 at the bottom of the face at 2100m and 10.30 on the ridge at 2940m.
Looking up from the lower slopes:

Summit ridge, looking down the East face...awesome looking powder...unfortunately with the Courchevel lifts on strike and a lunchtime rendezvous with visiting parents in meribel this was left for another day (tomorrow?):

Looking down the face from 100m down:

Yesterdays corniced col (middle of skyline):

Looking back up from 300m down the face:

A great ski though slightly 'firm' (brick hard spring with 1/2cm of softened surface) due to time commitments and a hazy sun not warming the snow as quick as might have been hoped...Great to finally ski this 'hidden' side of the Aiguille though...

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