Snowshoeing: Tour of the Pravouta

2013-10-11 by davidof

Snow and Avalanche

Time Location Altitude Aspect Fresh/Total Type Skiability Stability
15:00:00 Below the Col des Ayes 1430 South-West 15/15 Heavy Powder 1 Care on exposed grassy slopes over the weekend.

Avalanche Observations

Snowline Up/Down: 1430 meters (4692 feet)
Avalanche Risk:

Description

Participants:
Route Taken: Tour of the summit via the Col de Pravouta. Climbed the SE then NE side, descended the West side which had most snow.
Road Access Slush on the road from 1300 meters.

Vertical Climbed: 350 meters (1148 feet)
Distance: 5.3 km
Weather Low cloud, 3C at 1400 meters.

Comments

Snowshoe tour close to home to see the snow conditions. The weather never cleared up. Pravouta has lots of signs up now banning skiing etc from most of the traditional ski touring slopes. Snowline around 1250 meters with about 20cm of snow at the summit at 1730 meters. Snow is quite dense, ok for snowshoeing.

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