You pay a hefty price when you begin an early February tour at the Brevent at 1:00pm. Mike Bromberg, Ben Mitchell, and I suffered from a morning session of extreme Admin (or was it just malaise?) and finally hit the lift after lunch. Our goal was the Col de Beaugeant - or perhaps the North face of the Encrenaz? We traversed from plan-praz to the Index via the Cornu and Liasion Brevent-Flegere. We passed the Refuge de Lac Blanc at about 2:45 pm with another 600 meters to ascend, a rappel or two to figure out, and 2000 meters to ski into Buet. We followed a fresh skin track up the Beaugeant, but then the french skiers who came back down told us they had chosen the wrong col, and were going home. It turns out they had actually chosen the right col, but the wrong length of rope. We followed their advice and went to the wrong col ourselves. It was late, and headlamps would not be a fun way to arrive in La Buet. We turned tail and skied back from whence we had come. At least the snow was pretty good.