Friday, 7 March 2008

Fresh snow in the 3 Valleys

Another great week in the 3 Valleys with a couple of snowfalls giving great conditions, with 30cm of powder in places.
6 days with Jim, Anne, Bridget, Andy, Dave and John in which time we roved far & wide through the whole area searching out the good snow.

Fresh tracks in the Rocher de L'Ombre bowl:

More fresh tracks in Les Avals:

And more:

Yet more fresh snow:

The team by the Pierre Fendue, on the way along the ridge to the Brequin variant of the Lac du Lou:

Everything North facing is fantastic, with light fluffy powder over a soft base. Other aspects all have more or less hard and lumpy base under the new snow giving a rattly ride.
Reports also of face shots in the NW couloir of the Aiguille du Fruit on Thursday, and great snow on the North side of the Aiguille de Chanrossa yesterday.
Further afield word is the Grands Montets is a bit wind affected, but the Vallee Blanche and variants is holding some good soft powder.

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