We wanted to combine 2 famous skitour routes: classic Swiss “Haute Route” but in inverse variant – from Zermatt to Verbie – and Italian “Haute Route du Grand-Paradis”. However, the hut Chanrion in the middle of the way was unexpectedly closed. This hut is nearly the only point to link the two Haute routes together. Together with unsure weather conditions and avalanche situation this did not allow us to connect these 2 routes by ski. Thus we connected them by car.
Я уже год пыталась написать этот рассказ, но все никак руки не доходили. Да и писатель из меня еще тот. В добавок, я в Новой Зеландии потеряла тетрадку с заметками об этом походе. …и о Новозеландском тоже… Но все-таки осилила что-то написать. Итак, как мы в горы ходили и на вертолете летали….. (more…)
It was snowing during the week and very cold, thus we expected to have some fresh powder on north slopes. We took a lift to Brevent station (24 euro). We traversed Aiguilles Rouges (massif of the Mount Blanc, Chamonix) by the route Col de Bérard : Traversée Brévent >> Col de Bérard – beautiful “hidden” and wild side of Aiguilles Rouges.
Easy skitour to Haute Pointe : Versant SE (Voie normale). After difficult week we both were sick and tired. Thus we were not able to do nothing more than easy route of 600 m. We started from Sommand – nice small village with ski resort. It was warm in sun, but pretty cold in shade. At the top snow was light and powder.
Ski tour with Michel Piola and Christian Hug at Tardevant: par la Combe de Tardevant.
All week was raining and/or snowing, thus – many avalanches in mountains. But at Chaine des Aravis the situation was better and snow more stable. So, we went to Tardevan. (more…)
Circular trip Pic de Jallouvre: Tour du Jallouvre.
Ski tour with UniGe and Dominique Roulin. Pointe d’Areu : Depuis Romme
Nice and sunny day in Alps with a good company. Even with such small quantity of snow we have managed to find a powder on descent. This this nice ski-tour the ski season was finished for me. Climbing season is coming!
Ski tour with UniGe and Dominique Roulin.
Morsulaz-Combe de Sosay-Col du Rasoir Col du Rasoir : Combe de Sosay depuis Morsulaz