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    Hmm maybe it's time for a G3 day... what's the...

    Hmm maybe it's time for a G3 day... what's the front side looking like over there? Can you make the traverse under cabane? Are the rocks all filled in?

    The combe is nice over there but that front...
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    Evening y'all! Wow this place brings back...

    Evening y'all!

    Wow this place brings back memories. How's everybody been? What's new in the last year or so?

    Looks like the great photos and info just keeps flowing here... I'll have to try and...
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    Really feeling like winter here in Chamonix, with...

    Really feeling like winter here in Chamonix, with snow way down and not melting fast, due to lingering clouds...

    Flashbacks of skiing, although hard to think about that with so much climbing left...
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    I think the season still has a few more sneaky...

    I think the season still has a few more sneaky powder days left. In any case there's enough base to get in some great tours. We did the Barre des Ecrins last weekend in sloppy spring snow that felt...
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    Follow up with some pics from today... did the...

    Follow up with some pics from today... did the Col du Cristaux. Snow was deep up high, a bit thick and crusty down low but still fantastic. The weather couldn't be beat.
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    Fantastic conditions the last two days in...

    Fantastic conditions the last two days in Chamonix, with an unexpected premature ending to the storm and blue skies though most of the day yesterday. The snow is light and knee to waist deep above...
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    The last couple of weeks has been completely off...

    The last couple of weeks has been completely off the hook. I've rarely skiied powder this deep, and certainly not as much of it. It's probably been the best extended period of skiing in my entire...
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    Anybody up for skiing tomorrow (Thursday)? I...

    Anybody up for skiing tomorrow (Thursday)? I suddenly have a day free and am feeling the call of the road... Verbier? G3? Just a day trip since the weather looks to be coming in again. PM me.
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    Reports of 30cm+ fresh and light at Les Grands...

    Reports of 30cm+ fresh and light at Les Grands Montets today. It's been raining heavily in Chamonix for the last two days so I guess it will all be fresh again tomorrow.

    Let it snow!
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    Whoa pretty dead in here these days. Can we...

    Whoa pretty dead in here these days. Can we rename this thread to "No snow for the Euros"?

    I finally finished my ice climbing mission for the upcoming ENSA exam - five day trips to Cogne in two...
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    Face shots in Flaine today. My legs are fried...

    Face shots in Flaine today. My legs are fried from skiing so much powder. Hope everybody else is getting out there, if not, go out tomorrow! (and post photos :-) )
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    Ripz, Al, what's the word on G3? Has everything...

    Ripz, Al, what's the word on G3? Has everything on the front side filled in or was it all swept away by high winds yesterday? Is the traverse under the cables OK?

    We were there last week to climb...
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    ENSA Couloir TR: ...

    ENSA Couloir TR:
    http://birtle.com/Blog/2008/FeelingtheLoveforBrevent.htm
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110039

    And teaser pic:...
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    Up to our knees in light powder in Chamonix....

    Up to our knees in light powder in Chamonix. Heavy down low and ridiculously high temperatures were already rendering south-facing slopes very unstable. And changing the powder into slop. Get it...
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    Geo, thanks for the recommendation. "A" wasn't...

    Geo, thanks for the recommendation. "A" wasn't bad at all... way more tracked out than your photos, but we found some good stuff all the same.

    Next weekend?

    And in the "why didn't I do this...
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    TR: Couloir des Poubelles - one off my lifelong...

    TR: Couloir des Poubelles - one off my lifelong tick list today...

    Page/Photos: http://birtle.com/Blog/2008/TakingOuttheTrash.htm
    Thread:...
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    And, better late than never, some photos from...

    And, better late than never, some photos from Courmeyer on Sunday (it was VERY nice over there):

    Blahblahblh & higher res photos: http://birtle.com/Blog/2008/PowderBattlePlans.htm
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    Took some decent photos (or rather, my friend JC...

    Took some decent photos (or rather, my friend JC took some decent photos) on the Grand Envers today.

    Page & Photos: http://birtle.com/Blog/2008/DemoDay.htm
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    Photo out the home office window in Cham'. It's...

    Photo out the home office window in Cham'. It's very hard to concentrate on work in these conditions!
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    Powder Alert! It's dumping here in Chamonix...

    Powder Alert!

    It's dumping here in Chamonix town. 20cm from this evening and still falling. Tomorrow forecasted to be sunny.

    Is it snowing in Switzerland? Italy? Trying to make a battle plan....
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    Where are the cleavage shots? I'd like to see...

    Where are the cleavage shots? I'd like to see them too!

    TR from the Glacier Rond today at birtle.com and teaser on TGR -
    http://birtle.com/Blog/2008/TheGlaciarRondinJanuary.htm...
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    Thanks for the props, Roo. Surprise bluebird...

    Thanks for the props, Roo.

    Surprise bluebird powder day in Chamonix with excellent conditions skiing off the Midi.

    The forecast had clouds and rain so I was surprised to not see nothing but...
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    Thanks everyone for all the great reports and...

    Thanks everyone for all the great reports and keep them coming!



    Zermatt tree skiing is great too. How about G3? Is the coverage good for the front side stuff (summit to parking)? I'm in for...
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    And here's a list of ski resorts in the Jura,...

    And here's a list of ski resorts in the Jura, hence my confusion - http://www.jura-tourism.com/fiches.php?id=8&idChap=102&idSM=4&langue=2

    I got the joke now. Thanks Roo and Franz for helping out....
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    Next weekend! Light snow for the last two days...

    Next weekend!

    Light snow for the last two days over there.

    Mat and about 10 others there.

    Where's Jura and how was it there?
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    Courmeyer very very good today. 20-30cm light as...

    Courmeyer very very good today. 20-30cm light as can be, deeper in places. You still hit an icy base anywhere that got skied before the storm, but everybody left with powder smiles. :biggrin:

    It...
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    Just dropped in to wish everybody a happy new...

    Just dropped in to wish everybody a happy new year, having been away from TGR for so long! I got back on Dec 28th from two months in SE Asia.

    Looking forward to skiing with y'all soon as I can...
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    Wow! surprised to see the web cams... we've got...

    Wow! surprised to see the web cams... we've got nothing on the ground in Cham'. Arctic temps though and I'm itching to get in my ski boots...
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    Headed back to Zermatt this weekend to shred some...

    Headed back to Zermatt this weekend to shred some GNAR... was glad to have left the avo gear at home though as the only gnar on offer required carving skis with sharp edges. :mad: But had a fun day...
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    Couldn't agree more... Here's what I've been...

    Couldn't agree more...

    Here's what I've been up to these last few months, and why I've been pretty silent - TR: (NSR) Chamonix Summer Climbing In Review Part Deux

    Now that the climbing's out of...
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    Deep Euro Pow In September - Allalinhorn (4,027m/13,200ft)

    Sat Sept 28 --- Saas Fee, Switzerland --- Dusted off the skis and clicked in for the first run of the season! Jokes and laughs all around, with Matias, Pete, and Tim (Tim fresh off the plane from...
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    Dusting off the TGR bookmark... what did I miss...

    Dusting off the TGR bookmark... what did I miss since April?



    Matias and I are 90% gonna be in Saas Fee Saturday, moving to Zermatt for a Saturday evening bar tour. Then if we're not too hung...
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    Sad and unfortunate. Like the article said, there...

    Sad and unfortunate. Like the article said, there is an incredible amount of snow up there. Although I'm super keen to do some alpine routes, general consensus around the village is that it's been...
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    Ahh! Please notify them they've stolen the...

    Ahh! Please notify them they've stolen the trademark La Grave gondola style then. My bad. Again, looks like great fun!
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    Nice La Grave pics! Winter unfortunately...

    Nice La Grave pics!

    Winter unfortunately arrived about five months too late it seems. But I'm glad some people are soaking it up.

    We considered doing the glaciar rond Friday but in the end went...
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    Count me IN. The sight of snow on the aiguilles...

    Count me IN. The sight of snow on the aiguilles roughes even is getting me psyched for one last little ski.

    Also making tentitive plans to do the Trois Mont Blanc, if anybody's still interested...
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    It's supposed to clear tomorrow for a good powder...

    It's supposed to clear tomorrow for a good powder day, having rained here in town all day...

    I'm going climbing. Maybe I'm in denial but I thought the season was over. Planning to do another 200m...
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    I knew the very minute I said "that's it, ski...

    I knew the very minute I said "that's it, ski season is over," it would start snowing.

    Maybe the skis are coming out of the closet for Mont Blanc after all...
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    FFsup yeah I'm maybe up for it. Send me an email....

    FFsup yeah I'm maybe up for it. Send me an email. Are you based in Chamonix?

    We slept at the Cosmiques last night. Awoke at 3 AM to some very angry weather, decided to go back to sleep. Awoke...
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    TR from Piz Bernina is up! TR: Piz Bernina...

    TR from Piz Bernina is up!

    TR: Piz Bernina (4041m) 2007.04.22-23 (Switzerland/Italy)

    Off to do the Mont Blanc tomorrow and Monch+Jungfrau (hopefully) over the weekend.

    Go out and score some...
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    Thanks klar for the photo and best wishes... I...

    Thanks klar for the photo and best wishes... I felt kinda bad not contacting you until now and will be sending an email as soon as I can get some free time. Hope you had a good weekend...



    I...
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    Snow even up at 3000m would make for some nice...

    Snow even up at 3000m would make for some nice runs down the Glaciar Rond, Cosmiques, and Envers.

    I'm off to ski tour Piz Bernina (4049m) this evening... wish us luck for the summit!

    Had a...
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    Tis the season for light untracked pow on North...

    Tis the season for light untracked pow on North Faces at high altitude:

    TR: "The Accursed Mountain" - 14,685ft

    Get out there euros there's still some left!

    (And there's a storm on the...
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    I put in the first track down this today: ...

    I put in the first track down this today:

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25248&d=1176660523
    (photo credit = http://www.skitour.fr/sorties/grande-casse,1600.html)
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    To the dome or to the summit? Do you know if...

    To the dome or to the summit?

    Do you know if they've plowed the road to Ailefroid?

    Are the huts open yet?

    Cheers!
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    These sunny skies just continue to be perfect for...

    These sunny skies just continue to be perfect for knocking off all the big ski tours. More propaganda: TR: "The Forth Col" (Chamonix) 2007.04.10

    Where it's fresh and high, it's still awesome....
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    Scored some decent snow on the Mont Blanc du...

    Scored some decent snow on the Mont Blanc du Tacul today, as well as a lovely 4200m summit. Read all about it - Mini-TR: Mont Blanc du Tacul - 2007.04.09
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    Trip report of sorts down the glaciar rond with...

    Trip report of sorts down the glaciar rond with Semnoz yesterday - Mini-TR: Glaciar Rond Walk-Down (Chamonix) 2007.04.07

    It was not the kind of thing that inspires a second lap, to say the least,...
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    Finally did the Aiguille d'Argentiere yesterday....

    Finally did the Aiguille d'Argentiere yesterday. Absolutely fantastic day on the hill - one to remember for a long time.

    TR: Aiguille d'Argentiere (Chamonix) 2007.04.06
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    No shit? I was wondering what La Grave would be...

    No shit? I was wondering what La Grave would be like about now.

    Forecast is for sun Thurs/Fri, is it worth a road trip do you think?

    Are the (easter) weekend crowds going to be ridiculous?
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