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Skiing down the aptly named ravin de la Casse, Mt Guiau

Skiing down the aptly named ravin de la Casse, Mt Guiau, Briançon, 2006
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Plenty of steep snow tracks below the Meige summit

Plenty of steep snow tracks below the Meige summit, La Grave, 2006
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Is the weather gonna hold while going up the Pelvoux ?

Is the weather gonna hold while going up the Pelvoux ?, crins National Park, 2006
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Skiing up the Glacier Noir in the Écrins NP

Skiing up the Glacier Noir in the Écrins NP, France, 2004
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Skiers a short way below the summit of Chamechaude

Skiers a short way below the summit of Chamechaude, Chartreuse, 2007
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Balmette pass below the great peak of Belledonne (father off the right of the image)

Balmette pass below the great peak of Belledonne (father off the right of the image), Belledonne, 2007
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'Pas de la mine' during the traverse of the Taillefer range

'Pas de la mine' during the traverse of the Taillefer range, Taillefer, 2007
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A view down the Ramay valley and the Grand Armet from the summit of the Taillefer

A view down the Ramay valley and the Grand Armet from the summit of the Taillefer, Taillefer, 2007
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Ski start of the steep SW couloir of Arguille peak

Ski start of the steep SW couloir of Arguille peak, Belledonne, 2007
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Skier taking in the view sitting on the summit cross of Chamechaude

Skier taking in the view sitting on the summit cross of Chamechaude, Chartreuse, 2007
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Descent towards Vallon Pierra from the summit of Grand Ferrand

Descent towards Vallon Pierra from the summit of Grand Ferrand, Devoluy, 2007
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Skiers on the summit of Vallon Pierra

Skiers on the summit of Vallon Pierra, Devoluy, 2007
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Summit of the Muraillette

Summit of the Muraillette, crins, 2008
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Traversing the very exposed descent of the Muraillette after a very long day

Traversing the very exposed descent of the Muraillette after a very long day, crins, 2008
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The steep (50°) and exposed Maximin couloir on the Olan

The steep (50°) and exposed Maximin couloir on the Olan, crins, 2008
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The couloir Corneille, in the middle of the Serre Chevalier ski area but difficult to access

The couloir Corneille, in the middle of the Serre Chevalier ski area but difficult to access, Oisans, 2008
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Skiing outside the beaten paths of Serre Chevalier at Cucumelle Grand Pre, I would see a wolf a few seconds after taking this image

Skiing outside the beaten paths of Serre Chevalier at Cucumelle Grand Pre, I would see a wolf a few seconds after taking this image, Oisans, 2008
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Skiing dow from the Tete d'Amont, with the famous rock of the Tenaille de Montbrison behind

Skiing dow from the Tete d'Amont, with the famous rock of the Tenaille de Montbrison behind, Oisans, 2008
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Summit of the Grand Colon, right above Grenoble

Summit of the Grand Colon, right above Grenoble, Belledonne, 2008
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Skiers going down the north couloir of the Grand Colon

Skiers going down the north couloir of the Grand Colon, Belledonne, 2008
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Sunrise on the Peak Neige Cordier (3614m), the way up is farther to the right but it's possible to ski down the steep gash in the middle

Sunrise on the Peak Neige Cordier (3614m), the way up is farther to the right but it's possible to ski down the steep gash in the middle, crins, 2008
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Sunrise on the upper part of the Arsine glacier

Sunrise on the upper part of the Arsine glacier, crins, 2008
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Sunrise on the upper part of the Arsine glacier

Sunrise on the upper part of the Arsine glacier, crins, 2008
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Hard frozen slopes above Arsine glacier

Hard frozen slopes above Arsine glacier, crins, 2008
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Going up towards the Peak Neige Cordier via the gully below the Plate des Agneaux

Going up towards the Peak Neige Cordier via the gully below the Plate des Agneaux, crins, 2008
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Exposed traverse up the Peak Neige Cordier

Exposed traverse up the Peak Neige Cordier, crins, 2008
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Summit slope of the Peak Neige Cordier

Summit slope of the Peak Neige Cordier, crins, 2008
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Going up the ridge of Mt Albaron before the descent

Going up the ridge of Mt Albaron before the descent, UpdatedMaurienne, 2008
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Pte Ciamarella as seen from Mt Albaron

Pte Ciamarella as seen from Mt Albaron, Maurienne, 2008
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Morning start towards the Pt Echelle

Morning start towards the Pt Echelle, Maurienne, 2008
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Skiing down the frozen slope of the Rosoire Glacier

Skiing down the frozen slope of the Rosoire Glacier, Maurienne, 2008
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Summit of Dent Parachée

Summit of Dent Parachée, Maurienne, 2008
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On the way to the Rocher Blanc

On the way to the Rocher Blanc, Belledonne, 2009
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Deep snow on the Rocher Blanc

Deep snow on the Rocher Blanc, Belledonne, 2009
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Agostino tracing ahead on the Rocher Blanc

Agostino tracing ahead on the Rocher Blanc, Belledonne, 2009
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Wind-swept snow on the Grand Veymont, highest summit of Vercors

Wind-swept snow on the Grand Veymont, highest summit of Vercors, UpdatedFrance, 2009
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Les Deux Soeurs (the two sisters) and their exposed central couloir

Les Deux Soeurs (the two sisters) and their exposed central couloir, Vercors, 2009
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Start of the Couloir des Sultanes, right under the summit cornice

Start of the Couloir des Sultanes, right under the summit cornice, Vercors, 2009
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The Obiou, none too easy to ski

The Obiou, none too easy to ski, Devoluy, 2009
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Skiing down the Enfechores right under the Meije

Skiing down the Enfechores right under the Meije, crins national park, 2009
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Skiing up towards the Agneaux, with the Cordier Snow peak and its obvious couloir in the background

Skiing up towards the Agneaux, with the Cordier Snow peak and its obvious couloir in the background, crins national park, 2009
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Last sunlight on the summit of the Agneaux, seen from the Arsine hut

Last sunlight on the summit of the Agneaux, seen from the Arsine hut, crins national park, 2009
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Instants before diving into the direct north face descent of the Agneaux

Instants before diving into the direct north face descent of the Agneaux, crins national park, 2009
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Enrico skiing on Mt Maiella, Appenino

Enrico skiing on Mt Maiella, Appenino, Italy, 1999
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Skiing up the north ridge of Vuojnest

Skiing up the north ridge of Vuojnest, Sarek, Sweden, 1999
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Col Peygu

Col Peygu, crins, 2009
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East couloir of Peyrouse

East couloir of Peyrouse, Vercors, 2009
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The Peyrouse couloirs

The Peyrouse couloirs, Vercors, 2009
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The Lauze pass below the Rateau in the Vallon du Diable

The Lauze pass below the Rateau in the Vallon du Diable, France, 2009
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The flat slopes behind the Rateau

The flat slopes behind the Rateau, France, 2009
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Skiing down the Enfetchores

Skiing down the Enfetchores, France, 2009
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The Deux Soeurs in winter

The Deux Soeurs in winter, Vercors, 2009
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Snow covered hut below the Rochail

Snow covered hut below the Rochail, France, 2009
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The Rochail, one of the northernmost summit of the Écrins

The Rochail, one of the northernmost summit of the Écrins, France, 2009
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The mostly unknown summit of the Rouies

The mostly unknown summit of the Rouies, France, 2009
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Skiing down the steep Glacier Noir pass couloir

Skiing down the steep Glacier Noir pass couloir, France, 2009
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Very early and wholesome snow in Chamrousse

Very early and wholesome snow in Chamrousse, Belledonne, 2009
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Going up the Moucherotte

Going up the Moucherotte, Vercors, 2010
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The Vercors Range in winter

The Vercors Range in winter, Vercors, 2010
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Mt Blanc visible from the summit of the Moucherotte

Mt Blanc visible from the summit of the Moucherotte, Vercors, 2010
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Skiing the ridge towards the Grands Moulins

Skiing the ridge towards the Grands Moulins, France, 2010
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View on the Belledonne range from the summit of Grands Moulins

View on the Belledonne range from the summit of Grands Moulins, France, 2010
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Skiing down the Grands Moulins

Skiing down the Grands Moulins, France, 2010
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Looking down from the summit of Grands Moulins

Looking down from the summit of Grands Moulins, France, 2010
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Going up the Pt Eglise

Going up the Pt Eglise, France, 2010
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Looking down form the summit of the Pt Eglise

Looking down form the summit of the Pt Eglise, France, 2010
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Steep skiing in deep snow at the Pt Eglise

Steep skiing in deep snow at the Pt Eglise, France, 2010
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Crowds below the Grandes Lanches

Crowds below the Grandes Lanches, Belledonne, 2011
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Vallon du Diable

Vallon du Diable, crins, 2011
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Couloir de la Gandoliere

Couloir de la Gandoliere, crins, 2011
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Steep skiing in the Gandoliere couloir

Steep skiing in the Gandoliere couloir, crins, 2011
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Steep skiing in the Gandoliere couloir

Steep skiing in the Gandoliere couloir, crins, 2011
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Barre des Écrins

Barre des Écrins, France, 2011
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Backcountry skiing around the Buet

NewBackcountry skiing around the Buet, Chamonix, 2010
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Deep snow on the Grand Colon, above the Grenoble valley

NewDeep snow on the Grand Colon, above the Grenoble valley, Belledonne, 2011
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Reaching the summit of the Pinea

NewReaching the summit of the Pinea, France, 2010
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Early sunrise on the Devoluy from the Pic St Michel

NewEarly sunrise on the Devoluy from the Pic St Michel, France, 2012
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