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Traverse of the Pravouta SE to SW
It snowed on Saturday but also rained to high altitude. I was surprised to see how much the snowline had climbed since last week when it was skiable from 1050 meters.
Bec Charvet North Face
A quick Charvet under grey skies and very light rain. The snow had changed a lot and was heavy and stickly. Luc was suffering from snow sticking to his old skins.
Cul de Pet Figure of Eight
The snow cover is thin below 1600 m so this seemed like a good plan to go powder hunting on north and west slopes.
Charvet West and North
With the fresh snow, wind and uncertain weather I decided to avoid the Belledonne today (the conditions were very good early in the morning looking at other reports) and check out the North side of th
Combe de Giclard
Climb to the summit of the Pravouta (see topo Pravouta SE Face) without removing skins traverse to the summit of the Roc d'Arguille (1768m).
Bec Charvet, North Face
ClimbFrom the parking at pt1220m above le Baure or higher later in the Spring follow the road to the Col du Coq (named after the Rock Ptarmigan that are common in the sector).
Ferrouillet, brêche Nord, North-West couloir
ClimbFrom Prabert climb the road to the Pont de la Betta turn at around 1300 meters. Descend a short distance to the Pont de la Betta then take a steep forest trail to the left (SE).
Couloirs du Midi - les Karellis, Maurienne, France
The Couloirs du Midi are five north facing couloirs that form the "extreme skiing" area of the ski resort of les Karellis.
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