Knowing that there was only two days left until Grandes Montets closed for the season, I wanted to make use of the lift and ski something from the GM.
Sunday, 13 May 2012
Friday, 4 May 2012
After our day in the in the basin we weren't sure what to get on, as the Grandes Montets closes next week, we were really keen to do something off there. We really wanted to get on the NE Slope of the Courtes, but we knew that it wouldn't have majorly transforemed overnight. So graham came up with the idea about doing the West face of the Aiguille du Chardonnet, which grabbed all of our attention. Though some of us only have the attention span of a salmon! Still it was grabbed.
Thursday, 3 May 2012
It's been a while since we've seen Mr. Sunshine but today he was wearing his hat really well. All we've had for the past month is rain, rain, rain, snow, snow, snow, WIIIIIIIIIINNNND, Snow, snow! Don't get me wrong it's great skiing pow in the middle of May, but I think everyone is starting to crave some sun.
So today Graham, Bouche, Sandy and myself got an early bin up the Grandes Montets and went to have a look up the Argentiere Basin to see how things were looking after all this stormy weather we've had.
We were really hoping that the NE slope of the Courtes would in good condition as we've all got this on our list. The slope is one of the best classic steep lines in the Massif, it's 700m long and is at a consistent angle of 48° for the whole way.