Hidden Faces - Grand Chavalard, East Face

By paulski on 20 February 2023 · 0

From the start of Hidden Faces this one is on the list. We've been waiting to go for it in safe and good conditions. After a long dry spell we were pretty sure about the avalanche conditions being low and we already knew it was very unsure to have good snow on it.

A night at the hut

We decided to go for it anyway as we were hungry for a good adventure. We started from the ski resort Ovronnaz and took the chairlift to gain some altitude. After a short skitour we arrived at the hut du Fenestral to spend a short night. We dreamed of skiing this face with sunrise so we wanted to be on top of the mountain at first light. From the hut we decided how we wanted to approach getting up this peak...


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