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)
ESF Boss Gilles Chabert - many feel he has too much power
Organizing the kids over the French school holidays is a major preoccupation for parents and many have been left wondering why half term has started on a Thursday this year. Hoteliers, already hit hard by a series of terrorist attacks in France, are reporting holiday bookings down 30% as the fortnight holiday straddles three weeks, leaving only 1 complete Saturday to Saturday period.
Snow from the col although it had large suncups. No refreeze below 2500 meters but skiable below. Lots of purges on the slopes below the Aiguille du Gd. fond. We started around 10h45 due to the road being blocked from a previous slide.
Posted by mikey on the 2016-06-07
Climb the combe d'Arpire to the south until to reach the col then follow the short ridge to right (west) to the summit. Keep you distance from the steep slopes of the Aiguille du Grand Fond that have a habit of avalanching.
Posted by davidof on the 07 June 2016