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Scratching around for some turns the Petit Aiguille Vert

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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
post #2 of 4

wow, some great stuff

post #3 of 4

So nice! Very jealous; wish I were back there.

 

One very minor note: "aiguille" is feminine, so it is the "Petite Aiguille Verte."


Edited by jeff2010 - 7/25/12 at 2:55pm
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Very beautiful.

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