Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Cunningham Couloir & Glacier Rond

With a break in the weather finally due for today the alarm was set for 'early'o'clock' for the drive over to Chamonix. I met Ross & Dave at the Midi in time for first bin, with a lot of the usual suspects also out & about...

First up for the day was the Cunningham or Passerelle couloir which starts, as the name suggests, directly from the bridge linking the 2 halves of the Midi top station with a couple of long abseils to hit skiable snow.

Nice backdrop while waiting for Ross to ab down...

Dave high in the couloir - was the snow good? Oh yes..

Oooooh yes...

Ross gets stuck in:

There is a bit of angle in here!

A good few turns left before we join the crowds on the Glacier Rond:

Cunningham couloir viewed from the top of the Rond exit couloir:

The Rond exit couloir was in great condition despite a fair number of previous passages - more good powder turns on the way down:

We got back around to the mid station at 1130 and headed back up for more - with a cloud layer moving up the mountain slightly we opted to play it safe with a lap of the Glacier Rond - the entry to this is getting quite scraped off now - best have sharp edges if you are heading in there in the next day or two!

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