Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Col du Diable, Macho Couloir

I headed out for some more steep skiing today, with Italian snowboarder Luca Pandolfi. From below the east face of Mont Blanc du Tacul we climbed up the Capucin Couloir, which is between the Petit Capucin and the Grand Capucin. That brought us to the Breche du Carabinier, and from there the Macho Couloir climbs up to the Col du Diable. The snow was good, and the scenery was spectacular. Some Alps skiing porn:

The Grand Capucin and Petit Capucin - some real nice rock:

Luca climbing up the Macho Couloir, with the Petit Capucin below:

Arriving at the Col du Diable:

The view to the west! From left to right, Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey, Grand Pilier d'Angle, Mont Blanc, and Mont Maudit:

3, 2, 1... dropping!

Schralping the gnar, with the Petit Capucin and Grand Capucin below:

Luca with the Grand Capucin behind: