Wednesday, 6 April 2011

More adventures in the Vanoise

Day 4 of our week of off piste adventures, location: Val D'Isere...

The team putting the effort in to find some good turns:



Duly rewarded:



Who says there's no powder about?



Top lunching in the sun:



East face of the Charvet, anyone??




Day 5, Val Thorens

A flyby from the "Patrouille de France" (French Red Arrows):



Jack in the Caron South East couloir:



The team let rip on the wide open slopes below:



Nice chalky bumps on the Bouchet North face:



A short skin up the Mt de Peclet:



Mike R, Mike W and Nick on the summit:



Good heavy powder on the way down:



Day 6, back to Val D'Isere for a tour over the Pointe des Fours.

Skins go on at the Pont des Neiges:



Great views into the Haute Maurienne, we managed to lose the company with a cunning diversion to the Pointe des Fours instead of the standard Col route...



The team 'au complet' on the summit:



One short narrow section:



Then great spring snow all the way to the valley floor:



Approaching the Fond des Fours hut:




Thanks to Mike, Mike, Nick & Jack for the great company and for being willing to see "whats round the next corner" all week!!

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