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'The 2 Cols Route', Chardonnet & Fenetre du Tour, Chamonix

Steep kick turns at dawn above the Argentiere Glacier en route to the Col du Chardonnet

On the '2 Cols Route', Chamonix

Magnificent ski mountaineering in the Western Alps, Chamonix

The ski ascent of the Col du Chardonnet with the Grands Montets beyond

The descent of the steep Swiss side (NE) of the Col du Chardonnet, Chamonix

Different teams side slipping, down climbing, skiing and abseiling down today - take your pick!

The Swiss side of the Col du Chardonnet

The small bergschrund visible at the base of the couloir is about 75m from the fixed anchor at the top.

Heading towards the Fenetre du Tour

Aiguille d'Argentiere North Face behind

The Fenetre du Tour with Ag. Argentiere N. Face behind

From here it's a 2000m ski descent to Le Tour in the Chamonix Valley

The start of the 2000m ski descent via the Tour Glacier

2 cols ski route, Chamonix

Variable snow conditions on the Upper Tour Glacier, Chamonix

South Face of the Grande Fourche behind

The final 'Col du Passon' descent to the Chamonix Valley

Skiing North Facing slopes near the Glacier du Tour