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Splitboarding on Glaciers

Chamonix is the ultimate home for steep big mountain riding. As with most resorts, the best terrain and snow is not normally directly lift accessed, a little bit of effort gives great rewards. In this shot we were splitboarding up on Glacier du Geant. I don’t speak much French but I think that means giant glacier and it is huge, the biggest in France.

Touring across from Aguille du Midi to Italy

Glacier travel is a bit sketchy but after a refresher course earlier this season we felt a bit more comfortable avoiding ice cliffs and hidden crevasses. Letting us concentrate on searching for the perfect line back down.

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We came across this old cave riding down to Chamonix. Who knows what lurks in the icy depths under the Mer de Glace. I heard there was a Bond villain’s lair masquerading as a hydro electric plant. This is just a rumour discussed in hushed tones in the dark parts of town, like Cham Sud.
This was stopping for a spot of lunch with a cracking view of the Grand Jorasses. I look radiant in my Frenchie style striped thermals!P4230059
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2 comments on “Splitboarding on Glaciers

  1. annekespanika
    December 29, 2013

    Nice ice cave photo!

    • welovemountains
      January 3, 2014

      It was pretty cool, Marion took the picture last year when we were snowboarding down the Vallee Blanche back to Chamonix.

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