Dan & Rich Enthoven with Tom Lacy, 6 days touring and off-piste in Chamonix

Brothers Dan and Rich, along with friend Tom, hopped across the pond for a week of ski touring and off-piste from their Chamonix base. In addition to the “classics”, such as the Vallée Blanche and the out-of-bounds at the Grands Montets, we also found great powder snow on the Crochues-Berard Traverse, the “backside” Vallon de Van at Les Marecottes, and a great tour up Mont Valaisan out of the La Thuile ski area in Italy. And for something completely different, we threw in a day of waterfall ice climbing at La Crémerie.

In this post we’ve included a half dozen photos. Too see more from of these guys have a look at this page in our Recent Trips Gallery.

Left to right, we have Tom, Dan and Rich. About to descend from the Col Crochues on the Crochues-Bérard Traverse

The steep boot up to the Col Crochues.

We found wonderful powder on the descent into the upper Combe de la Blame.

Lower, skiing down into the Combe de Bérard.

Looking south into Italy on our Vallée Blanche day.

And on our last day, Mont Valaisan in Italy near the La Thuile ski area. Here, Dan is almost to the summit.

For more photos from this trip, click here.


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