Ski Touring: Chamechaude afterwork - 2,065 m. (6,775 ft)

Mon, 11 April 2022


Minimum altitude: 1,327 meters

Distance: 5.4 km

Slope Aspect: West

Vertical Climbed: 743 meters (2,438 feet)

Vertical Descended: 744 meters

Rating: 2.3

Avalanche Risk: 2

Snowline: 1,325


Traditional spring afterwork for when the clocks change. It was very windy, even at the col. I went all the way to the summit but could barely stand up and didn't hang around except for a quick photo. Afterwards skied by the little couloir to the left of the summit (the summit didn't have enough snow to attempt the canyon), you had to be careful about stones not far from the surface but otherwise okay.


Compact snow with a bit of slush on the surface. Needed to keep weight forward on the shovels to ski so not perfect neve yet, needs more cooking. Humid around the Folatiere / Bachasson. No trace of Sunday's power conditions now. 3 meters of bare ground at the middle of the ski piste (mud) but otherwise all skiable but for how much longer?


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