Warning Valley Blanche Chamonix

Following the passage of storm Eleanor, the high winds, more than 220 km/h and frost, have caused significant damage to one of the portions of the cable carrying the Panoramic Mont-Blanc cable car. Skiers and mountaineers crossing the Valley Blanche should be particularly cautious around and under the Panoramic Mont Blanc cable car line. Sections of cable may be present on the glacier, possibly hidden by fresh snow.

Posted by davidof on the 11 January 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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  1. Mont Noir les Coulmes
  2. Orionde NW face
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