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 Post subject: TR: Coulior Fynn-Biselx, Chamonix
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:46 pm 
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After a week of shredding pow in Verbier and watching my buddy Drew Tabke come in number TWO Freeskiing Champion of the World I decided to come back to Chamonix and spend a couple days in the mountains. My british mate, Chippie Windross and I headed from the Grand Montets up to the Saleina Glacier for a night. We stayed in the bivouac Pointe de Plines, it had the freshest wool blankies and nice people. Chip had his eyes on a random (to me) south facing couliour, the Fynn-Biselx but we'd have to stay two nights. With a piece of pizza a croissant and a quiche, no gas and no water we decided to wing it. I rode my new women's Jone's Solution split. It's a little flexier and easier to maneuver than the men's Solution, not to mention, it's PINK! I think the ladies will dig it!

Couloir Fynn-Biselx
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Col du Chardonnet with La Verte behind.
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After the rap off the col
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Pointe de Plines "bivouac", lol. It was so nice!
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Chippy was mesmerized by the sunset
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Grand Combin behind the sickest outhouse I've ever done my duty in
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At the top of the couloir right after dropping my water and spending an hour at the top waiting for the snow to soften. I froze my buns off. We're really hoping it had softened up and to my surprise it hadn't and the descent was scary as hell. It was really hard to get an edge. I don't think the snow could've been worse.
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Chip shreddin before the ice bulge
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It was a heinous decent. Frozen mank with runnels down the middle. We thought it was going to soften up but it never did. I descended around 1:45 and I waited half way down the face for Chippie do ski down an hour later. He said it was still frozen and freaky.
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Somehow we made it out in two pieces. We gathered some random spaghetti and powdered milk in the bivouac hut and headed to this pimp shack, the Pointe d'Orny hut. We had this place to ourselves for the night. It was incredible, we feasted and slept a good 11 hours. Thanks Chip, you're the MAN! AND the greatest chef in all the land!
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I might've offended this poor little Ibex
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 Post subject: Re: TR: Coulior Fynn-Biselx, Chamonix
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:03 pm 
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epic! killing it! nice job! f'n wow!


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 Post subject: Re: TR: Coulior Fynn-Biselx, Chamonix
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:18 pm 
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Yup, excellent work, lady!

I'm out there in a couple of weeks. Cannae wait. Got my fingers crossed for the right kind of weather...


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 Post subject: Re: TR: Coulior Fynn-Biselx, Chamonix
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:54 pm 
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great vid!


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 Post subject: Re: TR: Coulior Fynn-Biselx, Chamonix
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:39 pm 
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Really nice photos.
They video was great too. Good editing.

Chamonix seems great!

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 Post subject: Re: TR: Coulior Fynn-Biselx, Chamonix
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:42 am 
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Wow!
Great job! Pictures are superb.
Looks like you had quite a time!!
Shared the video on the Chooks page VVV

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 Post subject: Re: TR: Coulior Fynn-Biselx, Chamonix
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Sick line, nice job. I enjoyed the tr and pictures.

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 Post subject: Re: TR: Coulior Fynn-Biselx, Chamonix
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:44 pm 
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Hey Liz, thanks for the pics and the vid. And, way to get down safely in "less than ideal" conditions! Stay safe, and I wish you better conditions on your next outing.


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