Skiers Descend Aiguille du Moine

Team takes advantage of snow conditions

View from the Aiguille du Moine

View from the Aiguille du Moine     Photo: nordique/Flickr

A team of five Italian skiers and snowboarders last week recorded the third-ever recorded descent of the southeast face of Aiguille du Moine in the French Alps. Davide Capozzi, Julien Herry, Stefano Bigio, Francesco Civra Dano, and Luca Rolli took advantage of unusually good snow for the mountain. "The descent is steep and exposed throughout, and the snow was very difficult to ski," snowboarder Davide Capozzi wrote on PlanetMountain. Jean Marc Boivin made the first descent of the Aiguille du Moine's southeast face in 1987, with the aid of a helicopter.

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