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The authorities have issued a series of avalanche warnings for the French Northern Alps and Hautes-Alpes department giving the risk of skier triggered avalanches between High (4/5) and Considerable (3/5). There is no full avalanche bulletin in France at the moment. The risk is highest in the pre-Alps (Chartreuse, Bauges etc), traditional backup plans when the conditions are dangerous in the high mountains.
Good in parts, like the Curate's Egg. The wind has considerably affected the snow. It has been blowing strongly from the north for a couple of days. This has moved snow from N to S faces leaving ridgelines rocky but with big accumulations on lee slopes.
Posted by davidof on the 2017-12-02
Follow the trail to the habert d'Aiguebelle (refuge, renovated in 2008 but closed). Take the path that climbs on the left bank of the valley and after 150 meters turn to the south-east to climb through a glade (pt 1500m - ravin de Muret).
Posted by davidof on the 20 March 2017