That was exciting!

19 March 2016

It was another cloudless day and the team headed up to the Fornet to make the most of what’s left up there. Chris and I did a ‘triple-skin’ out wide in the Pays Desert and had great snow top-to-bottom and wonderful views. (see photos) We then headed over the Col Pers to the Lechoir before skiing down and out through the gorge. Henry had reported yesterday that it was an easy exit so Chris and I decided to have a go, but conditions had changed overnight and it turned out to be an interesting exercise. Bunny had a little slip and slid backwards towards the first big hole and scared the —— out of me, and certainly sharpened the focus of everyone else behind. She kept her composure and I hauled her back up onto the path before we continued on our merry way. Then we arrived at the tricky bit that was a little firm but everyone did the business and we got through without any further incidents. It was a fantastic morning and it was great to travel through the gorge again but unless it snows heavily it won’t be getting an easier and that’s me done!

Meanwhile, Andreas and Thomas ‘skinned’ up towards the Gros Caval and had a great ski before exiting through the gorge, where they were surprised as well by the change in conditions but made it through without any hiccups.

It’s a huge day in the Premiership as well as the final day of the Six Nations so sports fans will have plenty of entertainment for the rest of the day. And come on Brooke Henderson!

Stay tuned for more news after another sunny start to the day tomorrow!

PS Kristina who was our secretary a few years back was at the Gourmandine this morning and it was wonderful to see her again. She’s now qualified as a doctor and is planning on becoming a surgeon. Bravo Kristina!

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