Since the last update, there was snowfall on 2nd February of about 30cms at 2000m.
Ski touring has since been very popular in the Argentière, Tour and Aiguilles Rouges sectors.
Chamoniarde has received the following information:
- when descending the true left bank of the Tour Glacier, (e.g. from the Col du Passon), it is best to exit to the right, (below the glacier.)
- Valley Blanche conditions: the snow quality is bad, (crusty / corrugated). The wind has caused numerous crevasses to reappear, often partially hidden by “cock’s combs”, (icy ridges.)
- at the entry into the “salle à manger” under the Requin hut, there is a particularly treacherous crevasse, take care!
- there are now 2 ropes installed on the Aig du Midi ridge and the descent with crampons goes well. The « Z » track is still under construction.