Yesterday I had a memorable adventure going solo to the Courtes to ski the South West couloir. Les Courtes at 3856 m is an amazing steep skiing mountain with routes of equal quality in both the North and South Faces. Here are some photos from the trip.
The start of the ski line just below the summit.
The abseil line down the V gully in the centre of the photo.
The line taking the leftwards diagonal from the summit to the cliff at the base.A 1.5 m high crown half way down the line which forced me to ski onto the spur on lookers right.