May
06

TWGR [Mont-Blanc] Pointe d'Orny Couloir N

Splitboard outing in Switzerland to North Couloir of Glacier d'Arpette

Back in the beautiful area of Val d'Arpette to ride another couloir. This one is less steep than the Trfide and a bit wider. We took the entry on rider's right of Pointe d'Orny.

Snow was irregular but not bad to find some cold powder in May!

Apr
29

TWGR [Mont-Blanc] Pointe d'Orny Trifide I

Splitboard outing in Switzerland to left branch of Trifide couloir at Pointe d'Orny.

The Pointe d'Orny (3271m) is in Valais accessible from a small village called Champex. We went through the beautiful valley Val d'Arpette to reach the bottom of the couloir. There are so many interesting lines in this area... the Trifide couloir is composed of three branches (Left NNE, Center NNE, Right NE), all starting from rider's left of Pointe d'Orny.

Apr
12

TWGR [Alpes Pennines] Grand Golliat NE

Splitboard outing in Switzerland to North-East couloir of Grand Golliat.

The Grand Golliat (3238m) is in Val Ferret between Switzerland and Italy. We started the ascent from Le Clou just after La Fouly. It's a long and flat way to access the bottom of the couloir (2700m) but surroundings are absolutely beautiful. Then, you have the choice with two north-east couloir. We took the rider's left.

Another beautiful day.

Mar
24

TWGR [Haut-Giffre] Aiguille de Loriaz NE

Splitboard outing in Haut-Giffre mountain range to North-East couloir of Aiguille de Loriaz.

The bottom of the couloir is just next to the one of Cornes de Loriaz. It ends up between cliffs located 150m on the right. The top of the couloir is rider's left of Aiguille de Loriaz at around 2700m.

Beautiful couloir offering awesome ambiance.