October 3rd and we just had a big storm with 40 cm up the Midi.
It was a lush sunny day with good friends skiing off the Aiguille du Midi and Tacul.
Always an adventure putting your skis 🎿 on in the ice cave and sliding out through the portal in the magical world of sunny 😎 alpine mountains. One minute you are all cost asked in bed 🛌, and less than an hour later boom 💥
Good to see fellow Chamlads @joelevans @digitalsteak @olly_alkema
La Sentinelle is a back country meet for ski tourers who share a passion for the mountains, the remote and the wild. Last year we organised 2 meets, one in Aosta’s Bezzi Refugio in Val Grisenche and the second in the Lyngen/Tamok/3 Cairns region of Scandinavia. In Italy we were blessed with Champagne powder, stable conditions and 4 days of sunshine. Here’s what we got up to:
The Skyway area with its 1500 m high faces stretching from Tour Ronde to the Grandes Jorasses is locally referred to as the Wild Side. Yesterday with strong wind it was living up to its reputation as we opened the Marbree Couloir and the shoulder of Aiguille d’Entreves.