La Noire – N Face

Frosty had spotted this line and suggested we have a crack at it. We skied in from the Aiguille, staying high and skinning up towards the Helbronner, then cutting across towards the Dent du Geant. Then we climbed up a narrow couloir to the top.

The descent starts off steep, and then gets steeper, which gives it a strong ‘committing’ feel. In the very middle section we had to pick our way between the two bands of rocks, first on the skiers left, then on the right.

Then it was big whooping turns out the bottom and down to the Salle a Manger and safety.