Col du Plan- North face

Posted: April 14, 2013 in Ski

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The last few weeks have been frustrating with failures on all the big lines i have tried to ski. Yesterday Tom Grant, Luca Pandolfi and me bailed on another one but skied the Col du Plan as a consolation. It turned out to be a great decision as there was a lot of dangerous snow around in other places and although it still requires a rappel at the top, we found some great snow on both the hanging snow field and in the exit couloir. The Turnier spur start to the route is unfortunately also still icy, I think this is a much nicer start to the line which gives more skiing.

Me on the rap in. © Luca Pandolfi

Me on the rap in. © Luca Pandolfi

Luca on the rap in. © Ben Briggs

Luca on the rap in. © Ben Briggs

Luca on the hanging snow field. © Ben Briggs

Luca on the hanging snow field. © Ben Briggs

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Tom on the hanging snow field. © Ben Briggs

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Tom on the hanging snow field. © Ben Briggs

Me on the hanging snow field. © Luca Pandolfi

Me on the hanging snow field. © Luca Pandolfi

Tom and Luca at the end of the rappel into the exit gully. © Ben Briggs

Tom and Luca at the end of the rappel into the exit couloir. © Ben Briggs

Luca in the exit couloir. © Ben Briggs

Luca in the exit couloir. © Ben Briggs

Luca on the small rap near the end of the exit couloir.

Luca on the small rap near the end of the exit couloir. © Ben Briggs

 

luca charging down the exit cone. © Ben Briggs

luca charging down the exit cone. © Ben Briggs

Tom skiing back to the mid station. © Ben Briggs

Tom skiing back to the mid station. © Ben Briggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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