Chamonix Winter Alpine Couloir Climbing

Just a quickie on Winter Alpine Couloir Climbing around Cham at the moment – Rich and Craig Booth, plus myself and Andy Collins did the Vogel Couloir on the back of the Cosmiques Arete today.  Rich and Craig made the last bin, Andy and I didn’t – so skied down instead. 

Due to the constant snowfalls we’ve been having out here recently, careful choice of routes to avoid avalanche danger is essential at the moment (for skiing, as well as climbing…) Rich and Craig had a wild day on the Cosmiques Couloir earlier in the week too, but many of the classics on the Tacul are too dodgy a proposition – so if you’re heading out soon, then plan routes carefully.