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Andreas Fransson Claims Last Powder Line in Chamonix – Col de l’Aiguille Vert

Desperation drives Andreas Fransson to the last untracked powder line in the valley. Andreas is the tiny speck in the upper right hand corner. Photo: Bjarn Sahlén

Not content to take advantage of this seemingly endless low tide to hang out in the bars and drink himself into a stupor, local hellman Andreas Fransson thought he might stroll up the Col de l’Aiguille Verte for what is most definitely the last untracked line in the valley. On his understated yet adrenaline-fueled blog Andreas tells us,

…Col de l’Aiguille Verte is famous for being steep, but I was amazed at how much steeper the direct line was. Small, thin snow patches quickly led me to the top of the run, but I had a hard time understanding if it was going to be possible to ski slopes as steep as that. …

Man, what some people will do for a powder turn or two. Well played, Andreas. Read the full story at Andreas Fransson: Life From a Different Angle. And check out the video that Bjarn Sahlén shot.

1300 meters top to bottom with difficulties of 800 meters. Photo: Bjarn Sahlén