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Ski alpinism: Bec du Chateau

The rain at high altitude of last week has totally changed the conditions in the mountains. The soft snow have been replaced by hard snow and ice, perfect to climb some Couloirs. I went back to Gialorgues to ski touring and to climb the Northeast Couloir of Bec du Chateau (400m, 45° average, AD-). Then […]
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Ice climbing: Cascade Gialorgues

We climbed the left ice fall (Cascade) of Gialorgues but the conditions were far from good: the ice fall is not well formed, rather thin and fragile with running water underneath. The temperature of -7 degrees was too warm too. There was a lot of soft snow from the river to the bottom of the […]
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Ski touring: Croix de Carle

Great ski touring day with lot of fresh snow, clear sky but -14 degrees in the morning. I went to St Dalmas le Selvage (1496 m) in the Tinee valley to ski La Croix de CarlĂ© (2529 m), the Crest of La Tour (2596 m) and the Vallon of La Tour. Great conditions but some […]
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