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Col d'Argentiere (3552m), Argentiere Glacier

The Magnificent High Alpine Scenery of the Argentiere Basin

Ski touring on the Argentiere Glacier after a sustained descent from the Grands Montets and before the steady 1000m climb to the Col d'Argentiere.

The Long Ascent Up the Open Glacial Slopes to the Col d'Argentiere

This is the Tour Noire Glacier leading to the Col d'Argentiere, centre right. The Glacier des Amethystes is next door and leads to the Col du Tour Noire (3535m)

Superb Skiing In A Stunning Setting On the Glacier du Tour Noire

The SW facing descent of the Glacier du Tour Noir from the Col d'Argentiere down to the Argentiere Glacier

Superb Views of the Swiss Valais & Italian Valle d'Aosta from the Col d'Argentiere

The Grand Combin & Mont Velan form the centre piece of the view which is framed by the Matterhorn, Dent Blanche & Weisshorn to the North and Grivola, Gran Paradiso and much of the rest of the Valle d'Aosta to the South.

Good Winter Powder on the Glacier Tour Noir

Lovely long pitches form the 1000m descent back to the main glacier system - where another 1200m then leads back to the Grands Montets car park!

The Argentiere Glacier Ski - With The Basin Behind

From here the glacier left bank exit is taken. Good conditions today in late Jan 2015.

The Beautiful Re-Entry in to the Chamonix Valley

Impressive Cloud Inversion - A Day to be High in the Mountains in the Mont Blanc Massif