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Avalanche Alert Thursday/Friday 29th Jan
Over a meter of snow predicted for French mountain ranges. The avalanche risk is forecast as HIGH (ie maximum for skiers) across all French continental mountain ranges for Friday.
A school group of 15 pupils and their teacher accompanied by a guide and assistant guide have been avalanched in the Vercors around midday today. The avalanche was in the west facing Combe Chaulange under the Cornafion ridge. The slide took out most of the bowl. The guide was completely buried by the avalanche and was rescued by other members of the group.
A rapid ski tour before stormaggedon (well according to the forecasts) with a blistering climb to the Aulp du Seuil then a quick ski to the foot of the Mallisards. I didn't have time to climb the Mallisards.
Posted by davidof on the 2015-01-28
Descent to the glacier d'Argentière
From the col des Grands Montets ski down to the glacier d'Argentière. Start on the "Point de vue" ski piste and shorly leave it to the right do ski down the glacier des Rognons towards the NE and towards the glacier d'Argentière.
Posted by davidof on the 22 January 2015