Aiguillettes du Tacul, East Couloir

Just when I was about ready to put away my skis for the year, Joel arrived back in Chamonix and convinced me to put in a few more turns. I’m glad he did as we found some great skiing on the East Couloir of the Aiguillettes du Tacul yesterday. Though one of the ‘easier’ lines on Mont Blanc du Tacul’s east face, the couloir still offers some involved and challenging skiing. In good spring snow though, it stayed fun all the way. With a few other lines that I’m keen to ski reportedly in good condition, I might have to hold off applying the storage wax…

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Joel about to start the climb up towards Mont Blanc du Tacul’s east ridge.

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Nearly there. The large rock spire below Joel is Pointe Adolphe Rey. In the summer there’s some great rock climbing to be found on this peak.

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Joel checks out the snow before putting in some turns in the couloir’s upper section.

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Opening up the turns in good snow!

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Joel fights for some grip after tackling the steep and tight crux section.

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Joel about to rip down the exit couloir on perfect spring snow.

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