Summary of 2013/2014 Winter Conditions

Bellecote / La Plagne snowcover at 3000 meters altitude

Winter started relatively early in 2013. The first permanent snow fell in the first half of October at altitude with a major storm cycle early in November. At lower altitudes there was some snow at the end of October, about 10-15cm but not enough to ski, with more significant snow cover later in November.

Posted by davidof on the 15 April 2014

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Trip Reports

Coming of age

21 years since I first toured to this iconic summit in the Belledonne range. The gear has certainly evolved in that time... that said I was on skinny spring skis not that different from my old Dynastar Yetis.

Posted by davidof on the 2014-04-17

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  1. Rainforest
  2. Moon Landing
  3. Back to the winter
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Cime de la Valette de Prals from Fenestre

Climb the road towards la Madone de Fenestre to the Vacheries de Devanse, just after (WP 353) take a walking trail that climbs to the SE through the woods to the Plan de Prals. At around 1850 m you exit into a large bowl.

Posted by davidof on the 08 April 2014

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  1. Cascade Alloix
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