After two days easy riding and touring in Chamonix, Adrian and me headed to our first ‘bit bigger mission in the Argentière basin: the Col des Cristaux. Due to some rain down in valley in morning we had a quite late start, but we arrived at the top of Grand Montets right when it cleared up. A few people were in front of us, already climbing when we saw the face from distance. When we were approximately half way up, they were of cause causing some sluff on their way down. Additionally, we were hit by spindrifts every minute… So we called it a day at 4/5 of the face and had a good ride down: deep and cold powder, approx. 45-40°/350m. In summary: a great day outside!