A Vallée Blanche Burfday Pressie

This morning it is snowing so hard it’s like the sky is falling in! Hard to believe that yesterday was clear and sunny. But it was. Perfect for a well timed Burfday descent of the Vallée Blanche… Although yesterday’s forecast was for very high winds up high, and we were all a little concerned as to what it would be like descending the arête from the Aiguille du Midi. As it turned out though there was hardly a breath of wind (as you can tell from Mathias’ smile below). However, we had to wait till 11.30 for our number to come up on the Aiguille du Midi cable car. No problem, it gave us a chance to grab a tasty coffee across the road from the bottom lift station…

The gang (Mathias, Rebecca, Richard, Laetitia, Pete, and Jon) enjoying a coffee waiting for our number on the Aiguille du Midi lift
The gang (Mathias, Rebecca, Richard, Laetitia, Pete, and Jon) enjoying a coffee waiting for our number on the Aiguille du Midi cable car
Mathias excited by the prospect of a champagne powder descent of the Vallée Blanche
Mathias excited by the prospect of a champagne powder descent of the Vallée Blanche
Rebecca enjoying the powder in the Vallée Blanche
Rebecca enjoying the powder in the Vallée Blanche
Mathias skiing through a section of the Geant Ice Fall
Mathias skiing through a section of the Geant Ice Fall
Jon and Laetitia on the Mer de Glace
Jon and Laetitia on the Mer de Glace
Rebecca and Laetitia skiing in to the fun ice-gully near the exit of the Mer de Glace
Rebecca and Laetitia skiing in to the fun ice-gully near the exit of the Mer de Glace
Mathias, Richard, and Jon close behind
The Vallée Blanche team (Laetitia, Pete, Richard, Jon, Rebecca, and Mathias) at the buvette near the end of the Mer de Glace
The Vallée Blanche team (Laetitia, Pete, Richard, Jon, Rebecca, and Mathias) at the buvette near the end of the Mer de Glace

Later that evening the whole gang (inc. Dave, Trev, and Jackie) went out for a special Burfday Dinner…

Birthday cake!  :yum: :yum:  With a slab of chocolate, sparklers, and a candle; if only it were just one candle needed to mark the years!
Birthday cake! :yum: :yum: (The first piece of cake this week! 😯 What’s the world coming to?)
With a slab of chocolate, sparklers, and a candle; if only it were just one candle needed to mark the years!

Series - Chamonix '14

  1. Grands Montets Powder
  2. A Vallée Blanche Burfday Pressie
  3. Mini Ski Tour to Trient

5 thoughts on “A Vallée Blanche Burfday Pressie”

  1. Such a great day. After last years Vallee Blanche adventure we thought it couldn’t get any better – hey, but this was splendid. A birthday boy special :clap: . And yes Ian we need to catch up on the cakes :yum:

  2. Happy birthday Pete! Sorry we’re not there to celebrate with you all. One day we hope to get our stuff out of storage and then we might be able to go skiing again!!!

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