Not nearly so nasty!

10 March 2010

The wind wasn’t nearly so nasty this morning and with only -4C compared to yesterday’s -11C in front of the Tourist Office at 8AM, we almost felt warm! Just when it looked as if we’d have another flat-light day the ‘light bulb’ appeared and we were thankful for pretty good visibility during most of the morning. Chris, Thomas and I started on the Face du Charvet for the ambience and the hope of some soft snow on the lee-side and the top section was pretty good, but I must admit the bottom sucked! From there Chris and I skied a really good Borsat from the middle entrance while Thomas skied the Kern before joining us in Tignes. I followed Chris’s route in the Col du Palet as he ‘sniffed’ out the only good route to be found. Well done JC! From there Chris skied the big face of the Balme while my team skied the Hourglass Couloir before skiing a funky route in the Familial to finish. Thomas ended up in the Palet and Balme as well and we all had another good morning in difficult conditions. Andreas cancelled his morning due to sore feet and went straight to Jean Sports to get his boots sorted. Hopefully he’ll be feeling more comfortable tomorrow after Jean has had a go at relieving the pressure points. Thomas’ girlfriend Muriel has missed the last two-weeks because of a bad case of frost-bite on her feet and we hope she’s feeling better soon. I skied with Millie and Katie until around 4:45 as the pistes were fantastic and relatively empty, so we took advantage of a lovely (comparatively) afternoon. We received only a dusting of snow last night but it did help and another couple of centimetres fell during the day today, but no snow is forecast for the night ahead. Stay tuned!

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