First Summits of the Alpine Season

I have just completed the first summits of my alpine season in the company of Amanda and Trevor. These were in the Vanoise.

Following an excellent meal and night at the Refuge Col de la Vanoise, today we climbed Pointe du Dard and La Rechasse. The mountains were both in perfect condition and very quiet.

The summit of Pointe du Dard with a stunning inversion behind the team.

Amazing Snow Once More in the Vanoise

Robbo, Jon, Mikey and I have just spent two nights at the Refuge Col de la Vanoise. We had a successful trip climbing, Pointe du Dard, Pointe de la Rechasse and the Col de la Grande Casse.

As per last week the snow was excellent for the descents. This week there was more avalanche activity. I watched a team trigger a wet slab release on La  Rechasse as well as some spontaneous releases today following last nights snow.

Jon looking towards the Grande Casse.

Jon looking towards the Grande Casse.