Tuesday, 16th April 2013 by Pete
We’d come to Chamonix with the objective of climbing Mont Blanc on ski. But, the weather hasn’t really been on our side – we’ve had big dumps of fresh snow, thick cloud on the mountains, hot temperatures, and consequent massive slushy avalanches. However, on Monday morning we got all excited when, from Chamonix, we spied [...]
Saturday, 13th April 2013 by Pete
Today there was no fresh snow, no clouds, no wind, and – can you believe it – blue skies! Having achieved little in the way of the ski touring we’d planned due to the weather, it was decided that a day in the Valleé Blanche would be fun – isn’t it always!
Friday, 12th April 2013 by Pete
Today Laetitia joined us, she’d been forced to join the team late due to work commitments (have I ever mentioned that work sucks?). This meant we didn’t get out until 12 noon. We waited for the free ski bus and grabbed the first one, regardless of destination, to maximise our time skiing. The first bus [...]
Thursday, 11th April 2013 by Pete
A fresh dump of deep powder at this time of year is welcome for resort skiing, but not so welcome for ski touring!
Monday, 8th April 2013 by Pete
As a warm up for what should be a week of ski touring Ian, Chris, and I headed up on to the pistes at Les Contamine. Ian and Chris had already had a day skiing, but I needed a few runs to help remind the legs what do with skis attached!
Wednesday, 27th March 2013 by Jon
The axe ripped. I was off! The air left my lungs involuntarily, sounding the alarm as it passed my vocal chords, its pitch raised. The sound of total, all-embracing, fear.
Friday, 22nd March 2013 by Jon
My alarm chirped into life, sounding every bit as pleased with itself as it usually did. It was 4am. I shuffled in my sleeping bag to free an arm to silence it and fumbled for my head torch.
Monday, 18th February 2013 by Pete
A couple of last images from Chamonix… It’s always good to remember good times, and the skiing this year in Chamonix and Courmayeur was awesome, really awesome! So much powder!