Intro Ski Touring Course 2013

A some good photos and a quick roundup from James on last weeks Intro Ski Touring Course in Cham – we had a lot of fresh snow last week, so plenty of careful decision making required on the avalanche  front.

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Day 1: Skied off piste at Grands Montets – heavy snow all day. Skinning and transceiver practice.
Day 2: Pointe D’Andey in Aravis – short day but was Cat 4 everywhere, more avalanche rescue banter and skied some pow.
Day 3: Petite Croise Baulet – Another Cat 3/4 day with heavy snow, lots of whooping in the snowpack so nice to be on the ridge.
Day 4: Into Grand St Bernard Monestry, everyone pretty tired so skinned up towards col above hut and skied some heavy “powder”.
Day 5: Bust one early from the hut back to Cham and finished with the Vallee Blanche.