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Jenny finishing up 'Les larmes du Chaos' in the Vallon du Diable. The other side of the valley is south facing and the ice there looked about as solid as your average meringue.
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First and delicate pitch on the Emeraude gully.
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Ice climbing the 2nd steep pitch of the Emeraude gully.
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Spindrift raining down on us as we finish the upper and easier section of the route.
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Below the start of the 'right Emeraude gully' (right). The left Emeraude is in the center.
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Summit of the Emeraude gully. From the top of the gully, still a long way from the true summit of Ailefroide, two rappels take you to the Ailefroide glacier and a short climb up shit rock to the Glacier Noir pass. Then 400m down a 50° slope that make you wish you had your skis with you.
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Middle of the Emeraude gully with most of the Glacier noir visible and the prominent Barre des Ecrins smack in the middle, partly sheltered by Peak Coolidge. The Pelvoux starts on the far right.
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Upper part of the Glacier Noir, under the Ailefroide.
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Ice climbing at La Grave.
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