Last year in same time the couloir looked something really different.
This winter I am new resident in Argovie and Glarus is beating snowfall records, absolutely unfair! The trick when you leave in a flat region is to wake up early and to get a good book for the train. Today I share my steep adventure with my friend Michal. Morning wake up at 5am is not the easiest ever but I am happy to go back to the mountains. We start a little bit higher than the sea of clouds, a great felling to see the sun after a week in the clouds. we fast leave the 700m skin up and begin to the the couloir, it has nothing to compare with last year, except the start the rest looks full of snow. I am a bit scarred about the side wall where snow can go down but it’s cold and it seams it has been down already.
The rimaye pass easy and we pass easy the little ice fall.
Then we easy climb up straight, the view is just awesome.
Then the couloir head up on a nice ramp on the right, until the summit ridge. I decide to stay few meters on the side of the top corniche. The ramp is definitely the most impressive and steep section, the view on the lake is just great.
Then straight down into the couloir, we use the side way too to get good snow.
Little unclimbed section of 3 meters for the ice fall and we arrive at the bottom of the couloir. What a nice place to ski, with some great landscape.
Photo are courtesy of Michal.