|View from the Flegere ski area to the Aiguille Verte and Les Drus|
|Jen on the traverse of the Crouches bowl|
|Below the Geant Icefall in the Vallee Blanche|
|Climbing up to Col du Crouches|
|Approaching Col du Crouches|
The weather for the second week was better although towards the end of the week it got bitterly cold! At the top lifts it got down to -25c. We managed to do the classic Crouches/Berard tour and enjoyed amazing fresh powder in the Berard valley. The highlight of the week was skiing the Valley Blanche from the Aiguille du Midi at nearly 3800m all the way to Chamonix at 1100m. Jen and I were joined by friends Greg and Christina and we took a variarion on the Petit Envers descent finding some nice powder stashes as well as a few areas of grim breakable crust and windslab. Check out the video of our descent below.
Skiing the Vallee Blanche from Rory Shaw on Vimeo.