Aiguille Verte, Couturier Couloir

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!

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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.

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After a 1000m of ascent, just a few more metres until the summit.

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Obligatory summit selfie. Je suis un vrai alpiniste maintenant!

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7The first of 5 rappels. Nicht good skiing conditions near the summit.

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Bomber v-thread first time round. The next couple were not so good…

9Near the bottom and the cloud comes in, the snow starts falling and the sluff starts flowing. 2 hours later I’ll be having beer and pizza – Chamonix alpinism at its best!

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