Feb 14 07
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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! :shock: 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
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