Chartreuse avalanche fatality

A 62 year old man from the Grenoble area has been killed today by an avalanche in a west facing bowl under the summit of the Charmant Som (1867 meters) mountain in the Chartreuse mountain range. The man was carried a couple of hundred meters by the slide and buried under 150cm of debris.

Posted by davidof on the 28 February 2015

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Giclas Express

I had a limited amount of time so started higher up than yesterday at les Meunieres. I took the fields finding a gap at the top of the first field, it is quite a good plan. I didn't climb Pravouta as I was concerned about the amount of snow on the face but toured around the west side.

Posted by davidof on the 2015-02-25

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Combe de Giglas

Follow the Giclas route as far as the Roc d'Arguille From the summit head to the NW keeping close to the ridgeline (the plateau is a wildlife protection area and skiers should stay as close to the right of the plateau as is reasonable).

Posted by davidof on the 25 February 2015

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