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Chamonix 2018/1019

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@jbob, cheers! I certainly timed it to perfection. Flew in Sat night, got pissed all afternoon at GM closing party and still made it to first bin on Monday Laughing Laughing I actually wasn't feeling too comfortable with the exposure, but I guess that's to be expected considering it's the only real steep skiing I've done all season. Been trying to drop that line for a while so pretty pleased to have got it in such good conditions.
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@Fergus, I’ve looked down it from the Grand Envers and that was enough. It looked like good cover on the Instagram vid, what was the ab like. I’m guessing you didn’t hang around much for photos.
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@Fergus, super stuff! Now that is growing a pair.
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jbob wrote:
@Fergus, I’ve looked down it from the Grand Envers and that was enough. It looked like good cover on the Instagram vid, what was the ab like. I’m guessing you didn’t hang around much for photos.
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We abseiled in at the top (from the backside of the first pitch of the Grand Envers) as it was a bit bare. Probably could have 'dry'skied' but rope seemed more sensible. Getting into the couloir was 2 x 60m rappels. We also did a short rap at the bottom to cross some rocks - again it could have been skied but that would have required 100% commitment to straight-line and air the rocks (I saw on insta that someone used this method the other day!)

Would defo do it again - would be nice to open it up and get freshies in the couloir. Don't think I'd ever fancy going in from the Tournier Spur though...that's a bit too spicy for me!
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@Fergus, superb effort!
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@Fergus, looks amazing, and I love the idea of getting fresh snow like that so late in the season. Always wondered when I see people make ski abseils, is there in-situ gear for these abseils? Or are you losing gear each time you abseil? Or is there normally a nice rock that you can put the rope around and not use any gear?
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Some good lines in there.
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rambotion wrote:
@Fergus Always wondered when I see people make ski abseils, is there in-situ gear for these abseils? Or are you losing gear each time you abseil? Or is there normally a nice rock that you can put the rope around and not use any gear?


In Chamonix, on all but the most rarely skied descents, there is usually some existing tat which can be used for anchor points. It's obviously prudent to be able build your own anchors if necessary, and it's good practice to replace stuff if you think it's looking a bit worn. Most people carry slings, mallions, a few meters of cord etc plus ice screws for that purpose, and in such a situation you'd need to leave gear behind.
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Surprised they don’t put a whacking great eco bolt in caving style, but perhaps there are a few ethics in chamonix and perhaps issues around burial by deep snow ?
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This is the midi this morning. Hope no one on the north face routes.
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WOW
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A sad end to the season.

https://www.planetchamonix.com/avalanche-life-lost-in-the-laiguille-rouges/
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photo credit BASS
Good progress at Flegere. Should be finished before the 19/20 season starts.
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