Start walking up 6:30 in morning on April 13. First hour I had to carry my skis since the snow had disappeared between 970 m and 1300 m. But this had also eliminated the risk of snow avalanches in the forest section. There were several ‘coulee de neige’ at Col de Doran due to the hot weather conditions. Avalanche bulletin gave 1/5 for morning and 3-/5 for afternoon due to the humid snow. Arrival to the summit Les Quatre Tetes 2364 m at 10:30. There was a nasty looking corniche on the way. Thanks to HA7UG for spotting at 0930 UTC. Pile up started one or two minutes later. I did not want to stay there too long so I skipped the PSK31. The downhill ski on North side was still ok, but where the sun had warmed the snow became heavier.
Radio: ATS3B, 8xAA alcaline cells, T1 ATU, 10x5 m loop
Map: IGN 3430ET
Photos: f5vgl | Flickr
APRS: no packets were igated