A quick trip up the Petite Verte, 14/03/14

Pete tells a nice story of new adventure 6 for Dan!

Pete Houghton


Dan has his eyes firmly set on one particular mountain, he wants to go up it with skis at some point in the spring.
“You know that’s a TD descent, right?” I ask.

Quick! To the north face of the Petite Verte, to practice skiing some really steep stuff in absolutely horrible snow!


The Petite Verte, easily accessed from the top of the Grand Montets cable car, is one of the two or three things here in Chamonix that people first have a go at when learning their mountaineering. I’d never been up it; when I was starting out, Dan showed me the ropes over on the Cosmiques Arete. So I was keen when he suggested that we go and have a look with skis, to both get a bit of practice carrying big bags on exciting terrain at the top, and to give Dan a taste for steep…

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