Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Its all about the location

We have been skiing all over the alps this week enjoying some of the best conditions for ages. This has helped Leo Cackett build his new portfolio. Here are some photos he has taken this week. For more info go to

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Chamonix's Classic ski tour

Francis Bridgeman and I did the classic col du Crochue Col du Berard ski tour. This was Francis second ski tour and gave him a taster of skining, using couteau, climbing steep gullies and of course skiing some untracked snow. In spite of the fact it hadn't snowed this year.

Friday, January 16, 2009

350 years of skiing in one group

The Flying Grannies reconvened in Klosters for five days off piste skiing. They did not see a cloud all week, the snow was great and the Grannies carved it up all over the place. When they used it up they went looking for it by skinning up and over the Plandgorx and then skiing the stuning descent down to Kublis. They left their poor Guide bruised and battered and need of a rest.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Lost Ski- Found Ski

So Stacy and his friend Mark joined me for a days off- piste skiing at Le Tour. Every thing was going swimmingly until Stacy lost a ski in very deep snow. We searched for it. An hour passed then another. We decided to cut our loses get back to safety, hire some more skis and make the most of the day. [Which we did.]
Stacy was charged the stupid sum of €610 for the ski.
We pondered how we were going to find the ski. I planned to hire a metal detector. This was going to be a hassle so I found the next best thing a wife. Jane arrived at the site of the lost ski and found it in about a minute. Both skis are back in the shop and Stacy has been promised his money back.