Tuesday 24 March 2015

Argentiere Glacier Conditions

With a couple of hours free yesterday morning I nipped up the Argentiere Glacier to get some photos of conditions. Basically the skiing was pretty ropey (there was lots of fresh snow but unfortunately it had either got a wind crust or had been cooked by the sun) but climbing conditions look superb. 

The north face of Les Droites looks super fat, as does the Grand Rocheuse/Verte north face. The rock faces behind the Argentiere hut had snow on the ledges but should be good to go after a sunny day or 2. The weather looks pretty changeable for the next week or so but I don't think things will change much conditions wise for a while. 

Let's just hope we get some sun! 

The Verte/Rocheuse north face and the Grand Montets ridge.