After four nights in th open at 4000 meters altitude hopes of finding 21 year old Gaëlle Cavalié were getting slim. Gaëlle, from St Gervais, had taken the Grands Montets lift on Sunday (12 May 2013) afternoon with the aim of climbing the Aiguille Verte )4 122m) by the Couturier couloir then descending by the Whymper.
Super refreeze but windy on the climb up with some cloud but sun for the descent with a little return to winter in the Venetiers. There was one spot of about 10m on the path that had no snow. The climb above the Aigleton was already warming up at 9.
Posted by davidof on the 2013-05-13
Climb the trail to the east in the Muret valley. At the exit of the forest at 1600m there is a flat section, pass the Habert d'Aiguebelle (unguarded refuge, can serve as a base for numerous tours in the valley although it is a bit basic).
Posted by davidof on the 13 May 2013