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Aiguille du Gouter route:

Crossing Le Grand Couloir, early in the morning, on the way from Tete Rousse refuge (3167m) to Aiguille du Gouter refuge (3817m), on August 12th 2002.

Photo: Aleksandar Gospic



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Rahel Maria LiuMuch snow

Rahel Maria Liu

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Amazing, how much snow!! 2 weeks earlier, there wasn't any snow at all, but big stones falling down the couloir ... the climb between the both huts was pure rock climbing ....
Posted Aug 19, 2002 7:54 am

VelebitRe: Much snow


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Hi Maria

We came to Tete Rousse while it was still snowing. In the morning the weather cleared. It was the same frontal system that brought huge floods in Germany and central Europe,

worst summer floods in decades. We had over 50 cm of fresh snow, so the route to Gouter refuge was very technical, icy on many places. Thankfully the weather was cold so the snow compacted, so the path to the top was quite hard the day after.
Posted Aug 19, 2002 6:38 pm

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