Haute-Savoie (74), Savoie (73), Isere (38) | Hautes Alpes (05), Maritime Alpes (06), Alpes de Haute-Provence (04) | Corsica | Eastern Pyrenees (66), Hautes Pyrenees (65), Andorra, Ariege (09), Haute Garonne (31), Atlantic Pyrenees (64)
A 62 year old man from the Grenoble area has been killed today by an avalanche in a west facing bowl under the summit of the Charmant Som (1867 meters) mountain in the Chartreuse mountain range. The man was carried a couple of hundred meters by the slide and buried under 150cm of debris.
I had a limited amount of time so started higher up than yesterday at les Meunieres. I took the fields finding a gap at the top of the first field, it is quite a good plan. I didn't climb Pravouta as I was concerned about the amount of snow on the face but toured around the west side.
Posted by davidof on the 2015-02-25
Follow the Giclas route as far as the Roc d'Arguille http://pistehors.com/combe-de-giclard.14562522013.htm. From the summit head to the NW keeping close to the ridgeline (the plateau is a wildlife protection area and skiers should stay as close to the right of the plateau as is reasonable).
Posted by davidof on the 25 February 2015