Y Couloir

Graham: Finding the entrance to Y Couloir

Location: Argentiere Basin
Snow: Very firm & rutted at the top, softening lower
Weather: Bluebird, some wind

Graham and I headed up the Aiguille d’Argentiere to try to find good snow in the skier’s-right branch of Y Couloir today, but nae luck.  Very firm snow in the first half of the branch with horrible ruts, softening just a little lower down, and OK spring snow once joining the main branch.  One to try again sometime.

Graham: Starting the skin up the Argentiere Glacier

Graham: Softer snow once joining the main couloir branch

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