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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.


Vercors avalanche, 1 dead, 2 injured

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.

Posted by davidof on the 28 January 2015

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  2. Ceillac Avalanche, 6 bodies found
  3. Pro rider Thibaud Duchosal talks avalanche safety
  4. Je suis freerandough

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Trip Reports

Before the storm

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

Other Reports

  1. St Hilaire off pistes
  2. Pea-souper in the Venetiers
  3. Année des vaches maigres
  4. Bec Charvet at Midday


Le Col du Chardonnet SW side

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

Other Routes

  1. Les 7 Laux Nordic Ski Area
  2. Charmant Som, Canaple Loop
  3. Aulp du Seuil
  4. la Mure des Molles

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