Had a good few days shadowing Stuart Macdonald on a Avalanche Academy course based out of Chamonix.

Today we toured up towards the Monastery at the Saint Bernard pass looking at terrain, route choice and digging lots of facets out of the shallow snow pack.

Here a few photos from the day, and if your in the alps then have a look at the Avalanche Academy website.

The emergency shelter

The emergency shelter

Variable snow, there’s some crust about.

Mont Blanc and the Grand Jorass

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