Erik Decamp

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A "super windy" Vallée Blanche !

Everything was going fine yesterday : we had a quite heavy snowfall, without wind, and it made us expect a perfect Vallée Blanche on this sunny Sunday. "Hélas", a strong wind was blowing on the ridge of the Aiguille du Midi, and it increased dramatically along the day. The Vallée Blanche became a kind of white hell, with violent spindrifts. It was even difficult, sometimes, to see where you were skiing...
And even at the Mottets, just after having left the glacier and before skiing down the easy trail to Chamonix, instead of have a nice drink in a warm sun, the wind created a fantastic atmosphere !