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Ice climbing at La Gouille

 
Ice climbing at La Gouille

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Object Title: Ice climbing at La Gouille

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Created/Edited: Mar 28, 2014 / Mar 28, 2014

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La Gouille is the name of a small hamlet deep in the Arolla valley. Nearby are a group of icefalls, and as the area is quite high, these usually stay in shape well into March. They are not real steep. The hardest route is WI 5 but the rest is WI 4 and 3. There was snow covering the ice, but that soon came down as we climbed.





Images


Mont Collon (3637m) north face

Mont Collon (3637m) north face

Zooming in on Petite Dent de Veisivi from Arolla

Zooming in on Petite Dent de Veisivi from Arolla

Jan climbing at La Gouille

Jan climbing at La Gouille

Rappelling from the La Gouille icefall

Rappelling from the La Gouille icefall

Pigne d\'Arolla

Pigne d'Arolla

Jan arrives at the icefall at La Gouille

Jan arrives at the icefall at La Gouille

Ice at La Gouille

Ice at La Gouille

Ice climbing at La Gouille

Ice climbing at La Gouille

Jan climbing at La Gouille

Jan climbing at La Gouille

The lower western slopes of the Dents de Veisivi

The lower western slopes of the Dents de Veisivi

Zooming in on the main icefall at La Gouille

Zooming in on the main icefall at La Gouille

Jan climbing at La Gouille

Jan climbing at La Gouille

Traversing a small ledge under the roof

Traversing a small ledge under the roof

Ice climbing at La Gouille

Ice climbing at La Gouille

Arrival at the base of the icefall

Arrival at the base of the icefall


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AlbertoRampiniNice...

AlbertoRampini

Voted 10/10

...ice falls area! You had a good ice-climbing vacation, I see.
Cheers
Alberto
Posted Mar 28, 2014 3:41 am

rggRe: Nice...

rgg

Hasn't voted

Yes, we had fun climbing these icefalls. Not all routes were formed, and some had too much snow on them, but there was plenty left to do for us.

After a few days it got too warm though, and so we went skiing and snowshoeing instead. I'll make a couple of albums for that later. More precisely, Jan went skiing and I went snowshoeing, because I have no experience with skiing off piste. I really should learn that though, for it would sure make the descent so much more fun, and a lot easier.
Posted Mar 28, 2014 3:51 am

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