We’d hoped to ski the Vallée Blanche this year but had thought we’d missed our chance. But Friday’s fresh snow and Saturday’s skiing practice set us up for one of the super classic off-piste descents of the alps.
Lessons for next time? Go lighter and don’t bother to take all that gear (skins etc.) for going up hill, and even consider leaving the crampons at home thanks to those amazing fixed ropes from the Midi.