Droites SW face

Posted: May 2, 2014 in Ski
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Droites South West face. © Ben BriggsDroites South West face. © Ben Briggs

I had wanted to ski les Droites for a long time but when conditions were good I overlooked it for other lines. It’s always nice to ski in new places so after some snow fall and with nothing else we hadn’t skied before in good condition Brendan and I headed up to the the Couvercle refuge with this in our sights.

The top of the face had had quite a lot of wind and we found ourselves setting off small slabs uncovering hard snow underneath. As we descended further the snow got better and better and we were able to ski the lower face with large fluid turns. It was another great day in the mountains an nice to finally ski tho beautiful mountain.

Brendan climbing the lower face. © Ben Briggs

Brendan climbing the lower face. © Ben Briggs

Summit shot. © Ben Briggs

Summit shot. © Ben Briggs

Looking down the face from the top. © Ben Briggs

Looking down the face from the top. © Ben Briggs

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Brendan dropping in © Ben Briggs

Ben near the top of the face. © Brendan O'Sullivan

Ben near the top of the face. © Brendan O’Sullivan

© Brendan O'Sullivan

© Brendan O’Sullivan

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© Brendan O’Sullivan

© Brendan O'Sullivan

Brendan joining the lower face. © Ben Briggs

Big turns on the lower face. © Ben Briggs

Big turns on the lower face. © Ben Briggs

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