Had a great last week of the alp season together with Benne, Henrik, Mattias and Martin from Sweden. We skied at the Grand montets, Aguilles du midi, Aguilles Rouges and Cormayeur this week and managed to a bit of skitouring as well. Thanks guys for a great week.. Now I’m of to Norway and the skitouring season in the Lyngen alps.
Martin on his board on the Envers du plan.
Henrik on Envers du plan.
Henrik gets fresh trax…
Mattias on the way down from aguilles du midi.
Spent last week skitouring in Gran paradiso national park with Henrik Wehtje and Rickard Von Horn. Gran paradiso has alot of snow this year and very few trax… Excellent huts and amazing weather gave us an extra ordinary week of skitouring. We travelled for six days from the valleys of val savaranche, val de rhemes and val grisenche. Reaching peaks everyday above 3000 metres that gave us unbelievable skiing in fresh powder and almost no people.. the high lights was the benevolo hut and amazing staff, Gran Vaudala 3250m, pointe galicia, the italian food and hospitality and more..
Rickard (first) and Henrik climbing the last metres to the top of Becce de Traverserie
Relaxing in the wonderful Benevolo hut, Val notre dame.
Last hike up to the Gran Vaudala.
Rickard putting his mark in untouched snow.
Henrik making his way down one of many unforgivable runs this week.
Back in La Grave for a couple of days… skid La vout with Daniel and Jörgen yesterday and had ok conditions. Resting today and the wind is howling outside. Looks like it’s gonna clear tomorrow and stay cold and clear for a while.
Skiing the col du Belvedere today with John Minogue and Eva Eskilsson. Started off at Flegere gondola hoping for some powder skiing from the lifts. The conditions where not as expected so we started the tour to Belvedere right away. The wind had made some small steeper slopes a bit loaded on the traverse to Lac blanc but the snow felt good to the col. Surprisingly good conditions on the steep north facing slopes leading to the Berard valley. Finished in Buet at 11.30..
John and Eva with the mont blanc massif behind.
John on the way up to Col du Belvedere.
Nice day for skitouring…
Stian Hagen was going to Encrenaz and gave us company in the morning.
Skiing for a couple of days with Robert and Trevor from Canada in La Grave. The top parts of the area was pretty good but the lower sections got crusty from some really warm days earlier in the week. The warm weather created avalanches in almost all the classic couloirs down to the road. Luckily it cleared and it was nice to be back in La Grave meeting some old and new friends. Had a wonderful stay at Rasmus, Lotta and Carolina’s flat in La Terasse. And also thanks to Linus who drove down from Chamonix for a day and Pelle at skiers lodge for supervising..
Trevor looks back at the “Banana couloir” in the chancel bowl.
Robert and Trevor in the “Banana”…
Trevor in a small couloir below the P2 traverse.
Robert Oleksiuk skis the Trifide 2 with grace.
Entering Trifide 2 with La Meije in the back…