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 Post subject: A great week in the "Aravis" (French Alps)
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:25 pm 
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I just had a great week in the Aravis mountain range, this year there's a ton of snow (2.5-3m at the top, down to the bottom) and this week we have cold coming directly from Russia (-23 degrees C/-10 degrees F).

This mountain range is just in front of the Mont Blanc (Chamonix) and well know for its great ski touring possibilities

It's not really a "trip report" as I was born and live here, so everything you see is about 1/2h from my place :D ( + 3-4h touring of course!)

Let's start with the best day, Saturday :

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Then yesterday (Sunday):




Then Friday:

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Then Wednesday - touring mixed with resort+touring!:

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Then finally, monday:

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Overall, a really great week, more than 6000m (20000ft) total going up, much more going down (resort...)


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 Post subject: Re: A great week in the "Aravis" (French Alps)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:50 am 
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Swweeeeeeeet.

Damned, and it is next door. I need to visit the Aravis once. I am in Geneva. We should hang out together once.
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 Post subject: Re: A great week in the "Aravis" (French Alps)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:34 pm 
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I miss powder, sigh..... :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: A great week in the "Aravis" (French Alps)
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:09 am 
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Awesome pics and looks like the snow is unreal.

You are brave souls with the alpine powder follow cam though...don't go get yourselves both wiped out!


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