So we have had more snow coupled with high winds and mixed forecasts. Chris Dovell and I looked at the weather and decided to head to Italy. Yesterday we loaded our skis on our backs and walked up to the VITTORIO EMANUELE hut. This morning we left the hut at 6.30am and battled our way through strong winds to reach the summit by 10.00am just as the wind dropped so that we could have a cup of tea on the top. We skied back in half an hour. We would have been back home quickly but the Mt Blanc tunnel was closed due to a lorry full of milk that had overturned spilling milk all over the road.