Audrey and Paipai at dawn begin to climb the steep slopes.
Sylvain, and the sun which lights up thee Valsavarenche.
First snack for Paipai.
Sylvain, before the first hard slope marked out with pennants for the ski's race : the tour around the Grand Paradis.
Isa and Bub, during their physical effort.
The Mont-Blanc in the background, viewed from the italian side.
Bub and Isa, in the sharp bends which lead to the bump 3500.
Bub making her kick turn.
Snack for Bub and Isa, at the top of the bump 3500 under the sun.
Paipai looks like a cosmonaut with the Ciarforon in the background.
Audrey and Sylvain try to get warmer, but there is a little cold wind in altitude !
The top of the race at 3600m.
It looks easy for Audrey !
Is Sylvain hungry ?
The foothills of the ridge which lead to the summit of the Grand Paradis.
After getting over the bump 3800 which concealed ice, we have to approach the summit with our crampons.
Audrey, skis on her back, is breaking her altitude record !
Paipai, 200m or so under the summit of the Grand Paradis.
Isa and the Ciarforon in the background.
The tricky way is finished, Bub and Isa ar at the top of the Grand Paradis. Congratulations !
And Sylvain !
View from the summit.
Sylvain, standing up on one of the rocks at the top.
Audrey tries to get out this hard crossing without holds.
Audrey, and Paipai just behind her, always warmly wrapped.
Sylvain who belays Audrey, and me in the foreground.
First 4000m for Audrey and Paipai : we have to celebrate it !!!
It is time to go down for Bub who is beginning to come back.
Isa and Bub are beginning to go down.
Audrey, Paipai and Sylvain around the Virgin.
Audrey, Paipai and Sylvain at the top of the Grand Paradis.
View from below : we can see Paipai with his black clothes (with a yellow rope) and Audrey with her white clothes at the top, twice on the left of the Virgin.
View from below : we can see now Sylvain at the top on the left of the Virgin.
Skis on the foots, we begin to go down !
The bump 3800...
What an excellent powder !
After the refuge Victor Emmanuel II, we choose to go down by the small valley at the back of the Valsavarenche, but we have to walk to a little pass before. We benefit from a beautiful view : the three friends at the bottom of their conquest.
Audrey and Sylvain at he bottom of the Grand Paradis.