Ski Touring (205)
The snow transformed late today but as I had to be somewhere at 11.30 I couldn't wait for it.
Nice and Easy Aulp du Seuil
Nice and easy because I have a slight cold and sore throat so had to climb at a reasonable rate without forcing too much, especially as I was breaking trail.
I had a limited amount of time so started higher up than yesterday at les Meunieres. I took the fields finding a gap at the top of the first field, it is quite a good plan.
Combe de Giglas
Follow the Giclas route as far as the Roc d'Arguille http://pistehors.com/combe-de-giclard.14562522013.htm.
I wanted to see if I could climb directly from the salt depot at the Pont de la Gorgette but the path disappears into the woods and it is not clear where it goes.
Days gone by
Long gone are the days when you could make first tracks on a Sunday after snow on the Virgule.
Another wonderful day in the Chartreuse. We climbed by to the Belles Ombres by the eponymous col. Descent by the couloir which was a bit ravaged with "steps".
East Couloir of the Belles Ombres
I'd skied this couloir with Luc in 2009 after a detailed reccy in 2006 both in the winter and summer. Unfortunately it was skied a few days prior to our visit.
Rochers de Belles Ombres, East Couloir
If snow cover permits park on D282 main road 500 meters after village on parking on right (pt 941).
Col de Arzelier
The col de l'Arzelier is a small ski station on the east barrier of the Vercors mountain range. The are 3 drag lifts and chair offering 350 meters of vertical.
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