Not new, locals have been doing it for some time. They kept quiet about it: they're very "insular" in the devoluy.
> Not new, locals have been doing it for some time. They kept quiet about it: they're very "insular" in the devoluy.
Hey! No we're not.
I can see the chouroum olympique on the Grand Ferrand (first video) right now from my home office window. Yesterday I saw a bunch of people skiing down from the Tete de le vallon Pierra, just by it, through my telescope.
Its a bit beyond my skill level anyway at the moment.
Pretty good level of skills though.
I seem to vaguely remember someone mentionning it in the late 90's. It coulb be another place as there are a number of limestone massifs that could have such features around. Could there be something similar in the Vercor?
Also some caving type places where you ski in and walk out? pinch o'salt posts on here and I think he did something similar a few years back.
Come on! I bet you've had some awkward moment with the born and bred locals. Once you've been accepted you're ok but there's a probation period, is there not? They're a bit like that where I'm from too... no shame in it!
meant north vercor
one of my uncles from that nick of the wood (Vercor-Autrans)...he's nice when you get to know him but pretty taciturn at first =)
> Come on! I bet you've had some awkward moment with the born and bred locals. Once you've been accepted you're ok but there's a probation period, is there not? They're a bit like that where I'm from too... no shame in it!
Only joking - yes like any small rural environment there is a 'bedding in' period but we seem to have been pretty well accepted, are quite integrated and haven't upset anyone (yet).
doh! that'll be the one then... did not watch the 2nd video.
Salut Erick! Glad I didn't have to point it out to you :-) Chourum de la Parza is the only one I know of which is proper ab in climb out, but there may be more - had to do a fair bit of digging to get info (internet helps though). Chourum Olympique is quite high on the list of things to do but I would imagine it will get lots of traffic this year as it was in one of Xavier de le Rues recent vids...
That really is uncannily close to the mark :-)
That's quite 3D!
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