We've been experiencing a nice freeze thaw cycle in Chamonix, so we decided to tackle a well known and sunny couloir on off the Aiguille d'Argentiere, the y-couloir.
It's right at the end of the season, so crowds were minimal, we got on the second lift of the day and quickly got down onto the glacier to start skinning. We made quick work of the still frozen couloir, but it was runneled and bumpy so we decided instead to traverse over the summit and down a mellow route. It doesn't always go to plan, but it is always being up in the high mountains.
Tuesday, May 1st is the last chance to get the lift up to the Argentiere basin, Grand Montets is also hosting it's famous 'Freeride day' closing party. The weather looks fairly mixed and a bit snowy, so we might be skiing powder on the last day of the season.