French ski tourer killed by Col Pillonet avalanche

With a return to winter, fresh snow and high winds, at least at altitude, a French skier tourer was killed below the Col Pillonet in Valtournenche and an off-piste skier had a lucky escape at the ski resort of Val Thorens. Both incidents occurred on Saturday.

Posted by davidof on the 08 December 2018

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Trip Reports

Couloir Virgule before Carmen

The weather service announced a window from 10 to 2 pm, just before the arrival of storm Carmen. It had snowed overnight but only about 15cm. With the heavy rain at the weekend the snow depths have reduced from 70 to 30cm at 1000m but still enough to tour as it is relatively dense but somewhat discontinuous in the Chartreuse forests.

Posted by davidof on the 2018-01-01

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Scia NW Couloir

Follow the trail to the habert d'Aiguebelle (refuge, renovated in 2008 but closed). Take the path that climbs on the left bank of the valley and after 150 meters turn to the south-east to climb through a glade (pt 1500m - ravin de Muret).

Posted by davidof on the 20 March 2017

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