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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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Page By: rgg

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.





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AlbertoRampiniNice...

AlbertoRampini

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

rggRe: Nice...

rgg

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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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