Very nice colouir. 42 degrees in the beginning so this is a nice warmup for ensa. Its turns left after a while and ends up in the big brevent bowl were you continue down or walk depending in snow depth. Its a south side and gets sun from early morning so be there in time.
One of the most classic descents in Chamonix valley. Quite easy route finding once your on the summit. Go straight down the summit on the north east side. After some 100 m you will go down skiers right the i tighter section which is 50 degrees. After this section it opens up but still very... Read More
Its not all that difficult to climb. On a good year you can boot it up. Once up the root finding is quite easy but its on glacier all the way. It can be up to 50 degrees steep depending on season. Normally the conditions during the run can vary quite a lot.
After getting to the col du crochuse (the summit) you have a quite wide and open slope to ski down. There used to be a glacier here but not anymore so you can leave the harness at home. Normally you come from Pointe Alphonse and hence ski down a bit to the right and then... Read More
This is a true classic which can be heaven or hell. You need to know where to go since there are crevasses on many places. It starts steep, gets flat amd them there is a new steeper section before the last womderful 500 m down to mer du glace.
Big wide open bowl. Most people go skiers left and stay there. There are some nice hidden places in the middle also. At the end you traverse back to the pendant chair. Either go all the way down through the forest or traverse back above the last section.
Classic colouir and you will understand the name when you are there. 1000 vertical drop in amazing surrroundings. Steep and narrow in the beginning but bit wider further down. After it ends you come to a glacier and find your way to mere de glace and the train back to cham.