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Hi Res view of touring area at the Lautaret

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Whilst chilling at our favourite bar up at the Col du Lautaret, Cafe de la Ferme, today after a superb ski tour, though not in the sectors in the photo (did that one yesterday when there were only two other tracks), took this photo below.



However, if you click on this link you'll get the High Res version which you can then zoom in on. where you can see the various routes/tracks, especially one to the classic Pic Quest de Combeynot.

Nearly all the ridge is well above 3,000m and was once glaciated, nowadays I'm not too sure how much is left glaciates, should know as I'm up there so often in the summer cycling.

There are numerous routes to the various summits you can see on the ridge and to the right of the picture is the Col de Laurichard and the Roc Noire de Combeynot.

I just make do with some of the easier to access ridges, like the furthest right of picture.


Last edited by Poster: A snowHead on Wed 1-05-19 6:15; edited 1 time in total
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
and if you'd rather see it from the top this is when we skied it back in 2008, in some difficult snow conditions (light crust on powder)


http://youtube.com/v/zk-h0_AiLsY
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@davidof, Judging by that looks like that must have been when you were a member of CAF Grenoble Laughing
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@Weathercam, looks great! Do you have the harness and other glacier gear or choose routes to avoid risk of crevasses?
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@leggyblonde, you do see people tooled up with all the gear, but I'm not too sure now how much is glacier anymore; I should know as I'm up that way on a regular basis cycling in the Summer rolling eyes

We just stick to easier terrain and have been known to do laps of 500m just to ski powder rather than be a classic Frenchie to get to the summit and then not ski the descent that well.

Should imagine that today, being May Day holiday it will be rammed up there with them all, conditions again look good, we're going Col de Granon way, La Gardiole with one guy who has never toured before, though yesterday he cycled Briancon to the Lautaret so I can see what his excuses will be Laughing
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@Weathercam, saw some pics of a pretty big slide in the middle of that face. From yesterday I think
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@Arno, Yes I posted that on here somewhere - happened on Saturday - you can see it on the High Res right on the left
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