pointe d'areu

Derek, Xavi, and I headed out for Point d'Areu today from Le Reposoir. We didn't end up there since we missed a turn early in our skinning, but started climbing something a little bit steeper. We got to practice tight kick turns and eventually found ourselves in a thick fog that didn't seem like it would lift.

Conditions worsened as we steadily climbed a route that we hadn't intended. Around 2000meters, we made the decision to start back down. 

This seemed like a good time to pack our skins and descend:

We had a steep, fresh, fun ski, dropping back below the clouds, and finishing our day in the sunshine.