A few more turns
It seems hardly possible to have perhaps the best run of the winter in summer, right?
Well we sure got a pleasant surprise today. Conditions were outstanding in the high Alps for a bit of heliski/ski mountaineering. It snowed last week, and 15cm stuck here in Verbier for 6 days.
We waited for the weather to stabilize, and the snow to settle. We flew from the flowers in the valley floor, to close to 4000 meters. The North East wind made the -10C seem even cooler. Powder caressed our skis through the first few hundred meters of our decent down the crevassed glaciers near Place de la Concordia. A short skin brought us to the corn snow on the other side, and the next few hundred meters of skiing. We took our wonderful machine back up, and this time found a beautiful ramp pitched over 45 degrees, facing into the morning's SE sun. The corn snow was hero snow, making this wild line just tame enough for survival. Check out these 17 photos...
Posted: Wed - June 7, 2006 at 09:21 PM