Friday, January 14th, 2011
Good conditions, but getting warm
The last two days we have been getting wonderful pow skiing on Aiguille du Midi. On Wednesday we did Grand Envers starting in a blizzard. It was fairly sketchy doing the traverse on the ridge, but with some ropework we managed to make it safe enough. Midi to the first pitch took about an hour, which says something about how much snow it was. South facing aspects avalanched but everything facing west felt good. Amazing skiing awaited us with dry cold snow.
It kept on snowing with a quiet high isotherm during the night and yesterday we did one run on Petite Envers in excellent crème snow. We were fast, but it was already starting to feel warm on the lower slopes, making us take the decision of ending the day early again. A high pressure system is here now hopefully settling the snow making for a few days of good ski touring.
Christine Hargin, Stina Jakobsson and Felix Hentz enjoying good skiing
Felix Hentz surf style