Talk about 'white' !!!

03 March 2018

For the second day in a row we had tough navigational conditions, meaning it was seriously ‘white’! Enough snow fell during yesterday’s flurry to make a huge difference today, and it snowed fairly hard all morning today, which bodes well for tomorrow. We had a lovely cushion of ten to fifteen centimetres but in the lee there was more like 30 to 40 cm’s and the snow quality today was fantastic. Chris and I skied off the Verte to test the waters, followed by the Borsat, one on my shoulder where I had my compass out, then a long run from the top of the Grande Motte cable-car where Penny counted 126-turns on one pitch, then a great run off the Genepy and a ‘classic’ Familial to finish. Meanwhile Andreas skied the Borsat, an excellent Chardonnet, the Combe des Lanches and off the Spatule to finish. It was tough going out there today but everyone did extremely well and the skiing was very good indeed!

I skied with Ian today for the first time since my Top Ski days, and that’s going back a long way. He had his sons Charlie and Nicholas along and the boys did very well, especially since they were on piste skis! Bravo boys!

We should have a brilliant day tomorrow as the sun is forecast to shine and after two days of stumbling around in the dark the boys and I are really looking forward to some visibility. Stay tuned and come on you Hammers!

PS And thanks again to all of you who have donated so generously to support Ghiselle and her family. It’s pretty emotional to say the least!

PPS What a dismal performance by the Hammers. They stank so badly that I took off my Hammers shirt and put it in the wash! We need a fresh start!

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