Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Strange Where the Clients come from

Seven years ago I fished Wouter out of a crevasse on Les Grands Montets and gave his father my card. Last week they phoned up and asked me to take them ski touring. We did the Col Du Crochue /Berard valley in varied snow but beautiful weather.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Busy Weekend

So I was persuaded by Chris Kevin Adam Pete and Steve to make a rare trip into the Valley Blanche. Surprisingly it was not busy. We had good weather and good snow. We decided to ski all the way back to Chamonix. This was spiced up by the need to use the rope to lower everyone off the end off the glacier. Next day we skied off the back of Le Tour. With a short 15 minute skin we found trackless snow.
On Saturday night Andrea and Florence presented the Bibs to the World Cup skiers at Kandahar.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Four Heads

So today we planned to climb Point Percee but the road was closed. so we went for a plan B. We went back to the same area as yesterday and climbed the Quatre Tetes. Again quite a lot of up - over 1400 meters but it was worth it because we skied the north face which had plenty of cold fluffy snow- ideal for making lots of turns.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Gulley above the Supermarket

we had a very good day to day. Chris Dovell and Simon Warren and I climbed up the Couloir de Doran and then skied some very nice snow back to the car

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Six resorts in six days

John Cackett and two of his sons Finn and Leo skied six different resorts in six days.
On Tuesday we skied in Combloux and had an excellent lunch at the Auberge du Christomet.
Wednesday it snowed and snowed as we skied super light powder in Courmayeur
Thursday we had blue skies in Verbier.
On friday we skied in St Gervais and had lunch in a real life mngolian Yurt
Saturday we skied in La Thuile where the snow was perfect and so was the lunch at the Offshore.
Sunday we went to the top secret resort of Champex where we skied untracked snow through the trees and finished with another very good lunch at the Lac du Champex.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Flying Grannies go Supercharged.

The Flying Grannies convened in Klosters and were all on very good form. We had excellent conditions and the tree skiing was too good to be true. However if anything the snow was rather deep and so it was decided that they should hire "Nordica Superchargers." Now we had "supercharged grannies" and there was now no stopping them. Huge off piste descents were made from the top of the Gipfel all the way down to the valley time and again. Certainly one of the best flying Granny trips of the last fifteen years and there have been many to choose from.
They are possibly the most experienced off piste ski group in the world with over 350 years of skiing between them.