Well, as promised, the day dawned sunny and bright. I was all set to go up skiing and take some photos, but found I couldn’t wear a ski boot on my swollen right ankle. However, with the blog in mind I decided to go up and down in the Jandri Express on foot and take photos en route. As they’ve replaced the perspex windows on all the cabins this year it was a practical solution.
The ESF were doing their training on the Cretes – they do a week’s training at the beginning of every season
Just above the Cretes there were lots and lots of people skiing off piste around Rachas and Bellecombe – here are three of them:
This was in Rachas
There are lots of tracks in this gully
Closer up to one of the skiers in the gully
They’re working on the Thuit, and hopefully will be able to open it soon
Interesting patterns in the ice of the lake at Lac du Plan
The red Bellecombe run was popular
The Gours (Fée) clearly needs some more snow before it can open
They’ve also been preparing the Gours Bis black run (the part that disappears is the wall
The two Lac Noir runs looking good
Looking across the Breche and Jandri runs to the Ecrins behind
We need a bit more snow before this off piste route that I skied in mid-July is skiable
Regular easiskiers will recognise Moonland, but as you can see it doesn’t look very inviting at the moment. Needing more snow before I take beginner off pisters down there
As usual Le Mura is totally empty !
As we leave 3,200, looking down
Looking down to the bottom of the Signal
Panorama of the glacier today
That’s all the photos for today! There should be enough for anyone!!