Vallee Blanche Touring

2nd March 2018

A stunning recent day of touring with near-perfect conditions off the Aiguille du Midi with Megan, Nicola, Anna, Jennifer and Naoimh. A washout on the Saturday led to a 24-hour postponement, but the next day dawned bright and snowy..

Great snow off the side of the Gros Rognon, with the east face of Mont Blanc du Tacul behind

 

After finding fantastic snow off the Gros Rognon, we toured over to the Col des Flambeaux, which guards the Italian-side entrance to the Vallee Blanche. 

Touring on the Glacier du Geant, with the Tour Ronde and Mont Blanc in the background

The team enjoying the view from the Col Oriental de Toule

The ski down the Combe de la Vierge was deserted in the afternoon, with plenty of fresh tracks to be had

The ice tunnel on the Mer de Glace, with the Grand Charmoz above