At this time of year Chamonix is a bit of a Zoo, so not wanting to join the crowds on the Aiguille du Midi I headed up the Grand Montets
Had a 30 min wait at mid station while the decided to open the top - no weather or other problems???
Looking out at the north face of the Petit Aiguile Vert, the first part of my ski
What it looked like in summer back in the 1960's!
Looking up from the base of the stairs - all a bit frozen - putting my skins on was not a great idea - skis stay on the pack, crampons on feet.
Looking down from the top, not a giant slope, but rather firm underfoot.
Upper slope survived - time to head down the Rognons glacier towards pointe du vue
Some nice spring turns to be had
Running out of snow
Skis back on the pack and time to walk. The Argentiere glacier looks nice, but not nice to ski
Just a stumble down the track to get back to Mid Station
Video bit ;)
Edited by idris - 7/23/12 at 12:07pm