Tignes Carline Avalanche Video

A video has emerged of the moment that a powder avalanche crossed the Carline ski slope in Tignes earlier in the month. The avalanche descended from a couloir on the north-east facing Rocher de la Grande Balme (2882 meters) and crossed the open blue run at 9h50. About 25 skiers were in the path of the slide but despite some being buried by the snow there were no victims.

Posted by davidof on the 21 March 2017

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Trip Reports

The long way home

First and last Chamechaude for this year, probably, given the snow conditions. It is surprising how much it has melted since Wednesday when i was last in the area. The teleski piste was snow covered and skiable 2 days ago, not now.

Posted by davidof on the 2017-03-17

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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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  1. Mont Noir les Coulmes
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