Patri de Droite grade 5 & the rarely formed Directissime de Patri on the left.
The upper pitches of Patri de Gauche, Directissime de Patri & Patri de Droite
Stuart enjoying the final narrow gully on Patri de Gauche 250m grade 4 - Valnontey, Cogne
A couple of other routes looked in great condition on the other side of the valley..........
Di Fronte al Tradimento - Colonnato Centrale - grade 6
Erfaulet - grade 5, 140m
Caution though...........take care on these routes & others around/above 2000m with south facing slopes above them....... as we saw a number of big slab avalanches today, from snow accumulated over the last week & released by the intense heat in the sun at the moment. Both these routes on the other side of the valley today were washed out by big avalanches - sunny south facing slopes above them.
Enjoy the great ice here at the moment.