Skiing Grand Lui west face and Couloir d’Arpette the following day, with Stephan Shaw, Eva Eskilsson and Wolfgang Huber.
When skiing Couloir Barbey a few days ago, we spotted a nice looking face opposite, on the west face of Grand Lui, that we skied today.
Getting there is a long way from Grands Montets. Starting from the first lift, we quickly skinned up Col du Chardonnet to get to Saleina glacier. A short ski around the north side of Aig d’Argentiere, and then we could climb the actual face.
After skiing Grand Lui, we continued through Fenetre de Saleina and to the Trient hut where we spent the night. The next morning we skied one if the Couloirs d’Arpette from Pointe Orny, over col d’Encrenaz and a long cruising ski down to Trient.