Ski Touring (9)
Janvril on Pravouta
With a return to winter, or Janvril as it is known it seemed like a good idea to take a tour. It was possible to start from le Baure climbing up through the pastures towards the Col du Coq.
Pravouta: The early bird catches the worm
A quick "before work" to see what the fresh snow had brought. I started at 7am and with the fog kept my head torch all the way to the summit an hour later. Excellent skiing and no one around.
Col du Baure or nearly
Given the 40 cm of snow that fell in town it was a chance to tour to the Manival valley directly from the front door. There were already a lot of tracks from snow shoers from this AM.
The conditions have considerably improved since the weekend with around 20 to 40 cm of new snow on the start of a base.
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.
The Bellin Couloir is found just to the North of the cable car station and crosses under the cable descending 400 before it joins the Combe du Brévent giving a total of 1500m of descent to the valley
Col du Coq with Junior
The original plan for the day was to ski in the Bauges but with 30cm of fresh snow and poor weather in the morning my friends decided to stay local with a "safe" option.
Col du Baure by the Manival
Note that from 450 meters only the main track next to the river/torrent is really skiable or climbable. Other tracks are full of brushwood.
Pravouta, SE Face
Habert du Pravouta. Not guarded. Under NW face of Pravouta.Comments on route: The Col du Coq / Pravouta is a wintering site for Rock Ptarmigan. Take care to stick to existing climbing routes.
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