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A legend falls

The Linceul, the Shroud, it is on every climbers bucket list but amongst skiers it is a myth. Skied by Jérome Ruby on snowboard and Sam Baugey on skis in 1995 it has never been repeated. The suspended snow field varies between 50 and 60 degrees, the entry goulottes around 80 degree. There are no photos of the first decent, hence the myth, but climbers on the route a day after witnessed the tracks.
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Posted by davidof on the 27 May 2016

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Trip Reports

Last tour of the season

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.
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Posted by mikey on the 2016-06-07

Other Reports

  1. Col de Porte again
  2. Midi Deux at the Col de Porte
  3. First and last at the Col de Marcieu
  4. A seuil before work

Routes

Point Arpire

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.
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Posted by davidof on the 07 June 2016

Other Routes

  1. Tour of the Grand Serre
  2. Grand Serre Couloirs
  3. Le Grand Mont, NW
  4. Croix de l Alpe from les Prés

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