Avalanche Avoidance for Summer Alpinists

View of Grande Casse and Grande Motte Savoie from Bellevarde in summer. Photo Louise F.

 

Summer avalanches do sometimes happen and there have, sadly, been a few reported in the last few weeks, as there are every year.

In our Archives, we found this report from Charlie Evans while he was preparing for a (successful) climbing trip in Kyrgyzstan.

Dangers of Mountain Lightning

Lightning storm in Isere, France, June 2016. Photo by @suarezphoto

 

Off Piste Snow Report : 23rd - 27th April 2016

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Louise in a snowstorm. Wayne Watson Photo

 

Extended Weather Forecast (as reported by Météo-France, Savoie) for Savoie and the N French Alps: 

Off Piste Snow Report : 16th - 20th April 2016

Beautiful clean spring snow conditions at times. Wayne Watson photo

 
Extended Weather Forecast (as reported by Météo-France, Savoie) for Savoie and the N French Alps: 

Off Piste Snow Report : 9th - 13th April 2016

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Wet snow avalanche which happened at 15.30 on NW aspect 2400 m 4 April in ValdIsere. Andreas Bjorklund photo.

 


Extended Weather Forecast (as reported by Météo-France, Savoie) for Savoie and the N French Alps: 

Off Piste Snow Report : 2nd - 6th April 2016

Ski touring. Wayne Watson photo



Extended Weather Forecast (as reported by Météo-France, Savoie) for Savoie and the N French Alps: 

Off Piste Snow Report : 26th - 30th March 2016

Still some good snow around. Photo by Wayne Watson

 

Intro Hut Tour: 28 April through 1 May 2016

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Walking off the beaten track

 

Join us for a thrilling 4 days and 2 nights of skiing, touring, adventure and laughs this Spring: 28th April to 1st of May 2016

Maybe you've thought about doing a ski tour and staying overnight in a mountain hut, but don't want to commit to a week tour or longer? This short hut tour at the end of April could be the answer! You'll get a chance to find out what it's all about with a lovely group of like-minded people. It's all about getting away from the beaten track into stunning Alpine landscapes, and having a great adventure. Also great for more experienced tourers, who just fancy a short break away at the end of the ski season.
 
No previous ski touring experience is required but a reasonably good level of fitness and intermediate/good off-piste skiing are recommended.
 

Still some spaces available!

E-mail enquiries to hat@henrysavalanchetalk.com

Ride Hard! Ride Safe

Current conditions update, thicker snowpack may be more stable than thinner snowpack?

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Get an update on current conditions, where it is stable or less stable from this live discussion with Henry recorded 1800 GMT Sunday 13th March
Also why is a thicker snowpack more stable than a thinner snowpack
a 30 minute discussion
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