Contrary to popular belief British climbers CAN Ski.

The NE face of The amone. Photo Courtesy of Ross Hewitt

Here are some picy’s of me and a mate Ross Hewitt Skiing the north east face of the Aiguille Du L’Amone.

This was the best days skiing I have ever had. Fact. I’m not sure why its Fact but it was damn good.

My favourite thing about this descent is that you have very little idea of the exposure of the top pitch when you strap in. Had we climbed the face first we would have realised how big the cliff under the first pitch is. However, we came up from the other side (argentiere basin).

For this you need to: Climb the south coulior of the breche du L’Amone; traverse the knife edge ridge to the summit (Fun); strap it on for the 700m face; pow to slush over the bergshrund; long trudge down to La Fouily in Switzerland; three buses and a train to Vallorcine and 1 hitch with a absolutely mad Russian man who was drifting round the hairpins back to Cham….eek!

Stage 1 Up The coulior. Photo Courtesy of Ross Hewitt

Stage 2 The ridge (NE Face of the L'amone on the left) photo courtesy of Ross Hewitt

The face from the col. photo courtesy of Ross Hewitt

Stage3 Ski The first turns......lush pow. photo courtesy of Ross Hewitt

Stage 4 nip over the shoulder...........more lush pow 50-55 degrees.

Stage 5 admire the handy work. So this was it. The best descent that i have had in my measly 3 seasons. Tracks just visible. photo courtesy of Ross Hewitt

Stage 6 the dreaded walk down to la Fouily for beers and a epic mish back to Cham. photo courtesy of Ross Hewitt

So there you have it. Highly recommended ski tour covering some great terrain. Keep posted for a Video and more adventures.

One thought on “Contrary to popular belief British climbers CAN Ski.

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