Summary of 2013/2014 Winter Conditions

Bellecote / La Plagne snowcover at 3000 meters altitude

Winter started relatively early in 2013. The first permanent snow fell in the first half of October at altitude with a major storm cycle early in November. At lower altitudes there was some snow at the end of October, about 10-15cm but not enough to ski, with more significant snow cover later in November.

Posted by davidof on the 15 April 2014

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  1. Ski tourer killed at the Col des Ecrins
  2. Six skiers caught by la Clusaz avalanche
  3. Couloir Chevalier, Chamonix
  4. French Alpine Club 2015 Beacon Tests

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Trip Reports

Manival with the Croix de Trousset

Tour behind the houses. First of all climbed to the Rock of Champ Bertin - a huge stone in the fields behind Bernin. You can boulder and climb on this rock which is about 20 meters high. Then climbed the Manival and descended by the single on the right bank.

Posted by davidof on the 2014-04-23

Other Reports

  1. Coming of age
  2. Rainforest
  3. Moon Landing
  4. Back to the winter


Tour of the Gorge de Manival

Climb the left bank of the Manival stream following a good jeep track to the to the Manival Forest Cabin (open, unguarded) at 870m. The track is very steep for 50 meters. Climb pass the Cabin and cross the river to a singletrack on the right bank.

Posted by davidof on the 23 April 2014

Other Routes

  1. Cime de la Valette de Prals from Fenestre
  2. Cascade Alloix
  3. La combe de If
  4. Charmant Som North-West Couloir

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