Saturday I had my first outing with the Chamonix chapter of the Club Alpin Français (CAF). The weather window was limited to the morning after which a storm was coming in the PM. We went to Mt Joly which was not the first choice but a compromise to the avalanche conditions. Mt Joly is just south of the Mt Blanc Massif. Although not too remarkable an objective t is one of those features you see prominently from the high way driving towards Chamonix and I like to ski those if nothing else to kill that curiosity that comes with checking out all skiable lines from the road… Although the conditions wern't ideal and the snow a bit sun affected, the skiing ended up being surprisingly good.
Here are the pictures (click to enlarge):
|Close up of the Aiguille de Bionnassay.|
|The objective of the day: Mont Joly|
|What it looks like from the road on a blue bird day...|