Saturday 5 January 2013

Grand Envers & Col de Beaugent

After some rain in town on Tuesday night, Andy, Jack, Phil and I figured that there might be some good snow high up, but we weren't expecting much more than a few inches of powder. Imagine our surprise then when we got to the top of the Midi and found the lightest, deepest snow I've ever seen. We decided to go for the Grand Envers and ended up doing 2 laps. But enough of words...

The following day we figured that we should see how conditions were elsewhere and went for a ski tour over the Col de Beaugent, behind Flegere. People kept joining the group, and we ended up in a team of 8! Still, it made for a sociable day. The views were amazing as ever, and the snow was perfect, so a superb day all round. The one slight low point was when Sharon's ski came off and the brakes failed to stop it, resulting in some one-ski-skiing until we relocated it!

Nora and Sharon on the skin up

Sharon finishing the bootpack just before the Col

The reward