When did you make this shot? We were here in August 2009 on tour and have built a snow hole exactly on this place. I can see it in the middle of the picture few meters from the footsteps of the route. I dont't think that a snow hole is a long life building in the mountains.
Going up, we passed some tents at the base of Mont Maudit. I was very cold at that point, glad to have stayed in the refuge.
Up to now, I haven't slept in a snow hole yet. I don't plan to either, but in case of an emergency I might have to some day. It looks like you're having a lot of fun in there though!
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."