Mon, 13 May 2013
Minimum altitude: 1,088 meters
Slope Aspect: South-WestTrip Reports
Vertical Climbed: 1,535 meters (5,036 feet)
Habert d'Aiguebelle, 1740m
Comments on route: The majority of the route is exposed to the South-West so transforms later in the day. However the crux, above the Col de l'Aigleton is South-East facing and should be tackled early (before 10h00). After the Habert du Muret (private refuge, locked) the south facing slopes under the Jas des Lièvres are avalanche prone.
Access: Grenoble -> Exit before the toll booth -> Brignoud -> D528 to Laval -> Prabert. Follow the route towards the Pré de l’Arc. Barrier at 1088 meters in the winter. Note it is possible to park at 1410 meters (500 meters on a track) at the end of the season.
Equipment: Crampons for the section between the Col de l'Aigleton to the Dent du Pra
Country: France Area: Belledonne Trailhead: Prabert
Description: From the summit descend to the south via the Fond de la Belle Etoile - the skiing is relatively easy except for some steep but short couloirs at the end. Climb to the col de l'Aigleton
Description: From the summit ski down a south-west facing valley. The final slopes (2 large couloirs of 100m) above the Venetier lakes are relatively steep but not exposed. Descend to the south via the Venetier valley.