/ Chamonix pow stashes
Anything in easy reach of a lift will be tracked out. Anything needing an hour's hike or skin will still be tracked but may still be fluffy enough for some fun - enjoy
You could try Alpes Angels for some super fun times whilst in Chamonix.
They may be able to point you in the right direction for some secret spots, I've never been disapointed in their disclosures.
Looking like snow next week. If it doesn't everything will be tracked out. If it does, within a day it will be tracked anyway! We're off a week Thursday and I'm having a day out with a guide to find some new places (and hopefully do the Pas de Chèvre, a long standing itch waiting to be scratched).
Gimme a shout and I could maybe show you some of them for the price of a beer and a burger in MBC...
On the main bus route into Cham from Argentiere, roughly opposite the swimming pool.
Opposite Ensa/the old olympic village. Nice bar but comparatively speaking it's way off of centre.
As to the Pas du Chevre i'd go for rectiligne first though then again all of those descents are great. Though sometimes problematic getting down the final section to the glacier unless you know exactly where you're going.
> Opposite Ensa/the old olympic village. Nice bar but comparatively speaking it's way off of centre.
> As to the Pas du Chevre...unless you know exactly where you're going.
Hence going with a guide - always wanted to do it but worried about ending up in a world of pain/falling down a cliff.
Did it just over a week ago, traversed more or less as far skiers' left as we could, abbed off a live tree with a convenient trombonesque bend in it, ab as just left (facing in) of some icefalls, ab was only needed to avoid a rock which a more skilful/confident skier could have jump turned over, then a bit of side slipping / ok skiing to get to the glacier, booted up to the hut and skied down to Chamonix
The longish term weather forecast looks like it could be quite snowy next week so hopefully decent conditions (but possibly not good weather!). I'll get it (or something) done with a guide and then see whether I'm up for doing it again with mates some time. I'm sure we'd be fine, but as I've recently had a "special" birthday I thought I'd get myself some professional help! Hoping some of my mates will split the cost anyway, but if not - happy birthday to me!
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