Fun day out yesterday on the Aiguille Verte’s Couturier couloir. Harder going than I thought it would be. Though technically easy, 1000m of 50-55 degree snow and ice takes its toll. Descended by the same route to try and get in some downclimbing and v-threading practise, an idea that seemed far less appealing once I reached the summit!
The seracs at the top of the couloir continue to grow… Hopefully they’ll remain stable. Would be a shame to see the couloir become objectively dangerous.
After a 1000m of ascent, just a few more metres until the summit.
Obligatory summit selfie. Je suis un vrai alpiniste maintenant!
Bomber v-thread first time round. The next couple were not so good…