A taste of winter in the mountains at the end of August !!!
There is quite a lot of snow at high altitude: the rocks are well plastered, beware of the risk of avalanches and snow sluffs on some routes! Be careful also at the snow bridges on glaciers ...
There is snow down to 2300m but it is unlikely to affect the hiking trails for long.
Some feedback from the hut wardens:
- Cosmiques: 50 cm of cold and very windblown snow
- 30/40 cm at the Gouter, also windblown
- Torino: 20 cm, (no snow at the Monzino)
- Envers de Aiguilles: 20 cm
-Couvercle: 20 cm
- Albert 1er: 20 cm
- Conscrits: also, 20 cm
- Col de Balme: 8 cm