After a last year’s low snow year we have been revelling in being able to ski ‘lowers’ down to the valley and yesterday we decided to go do a rectiligne in the pas de chevre since the exit to the mer de glace is good right now. Windblown snow into the couloir provided a beautiful flat surface to ski on with chalky hero snow. On exiting the bottom we spotted some avalanche debris over to the right and an object that looked suspiciously like a body. I skied over to check and fortunately it wasnt human, unfortunately a chamois had taken a tumble off a buttress and died in the fall.
At the buvette we debated what to next as I wanted to ski a harder line in the pas de chevre but we settled on an afternoon’s cosmiques and bosson glacier descent to end the day. What better way to end the day than with 2800 m vertical of fall line powder skiing between 25 and 45 degrees.