Ski Touring (20)
Tour of the Roche Noire
Zero portage, not bad for a 20th May at 1600 meters! I basically did a tour of the Roche Noire, a lot of km for not much vertical.
Back to Pipay but we are a bit restricted by the lockdown.
Dome d'Oudis with Totster
Tot was busy in the morning so we went out right after lunch. It had snowed 5-7cm. There were a lot of purges some of which had crossed the ski runs.
Dome des Oudis with tot
Tot had bad memories of this climb from earlier in the season but with lockdown imminent I didn't fancy going elsewhere.
Pointe de la Cochette, Chartreuse, French Alps
The main reason to climb to the Cochette is the view. That said on a day of fresh snow the forest either side of the summit trail is skiable and the avalanche risk is not huge.
Charmant Som en Classic
36:36 for the climb compared to my record of 32:20 (for both skating and classic). Not bad at all and my 6th best time. I put it down to better technique as well as fitness.
Pas de la Coche pt 2060m
I saw a TR on skitour which spoke of parking at the reservoirs and snow from 1500 meters.
Autumn powder on the Petit Van
Early November snow is not uncommon but always nice to restart the ski season.
Morning ski tour between the rain to the Oursière
There was a bit of a weather window this morning. Unfortunately I was a bit late and missed the best conditions before 10am.There is still snow at the bottom of the pistes at Pipay.
The Eagle has Landed
The forecast wasn't great for the weekend so I got up early to look out of the window. The clouds were starting to clear so I headed up to Prabert.
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