Monday, February 24, 2014

Sex du Coeur - Couloir du Serpent

Here some pics from ski-touring day in Chablais with Heta and Henkka. We didn't really have fixed plans for the day and it was more to get some fresh air. We started from Le Flon above Miex. After some nice ski-touring we climbed and skied the Serpent Couloir at Sex du Couer. The couloir is only about 200 meters long, but it's nice and steep with special atmosphere. Definitely worth visiting. More info.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Col des Cristaux

Great fun skiing the Col des Cristaux with Andreas Fransson and Chad Sayers. Steep skiing season is on at Argentiere Basin!

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Team Finland going deep

Les Marecottes delivered again world class powder fiesta! It snowed 40-60 cm during the night almost without wind. To our surprise we were pretty much alone at the first lift. The reason was national referendums day where the Swiss guys were voting us foreigners out. As locals were not at work, the Team Finland had to stand up do the work ;-)

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Le Luisin South Face

I’ve been a the summit of Le Luisin quite a few times and skied there a number of beautiful lines. Each time visiting you get a new idea for possible skiable lines. It has so many different variations and especially the South Face is one awesome playground with endless possibilities. Actually it reminds me a lot of the South Face of Aiguille Chardonnet, which is also a labyrinth of interconnected couloirs and ridges. 

This time we started from Les Marecottes village to get an early start for the direct variation of the South Face. After 1700 vertical meters of hard work we were standing at the summit. Conditions varied on the way up, but at least our line was skiable from the very top to bottom without rope work. Check some pics here. Thanks Dani and Henkka for super day out!