Cold but bearable!

16 January 2013

It was clear and cold today, to the tune of -18C, but the forecasted wind didn’t materialize and it really wasn’t too bad. We managed to stay out all morning and never thought once about going in to warm up. (While, I didn’t anyways!) Stephan from Alaska thought it was rather pleasant and it was great to have him along this morning. Chris and I skied the Little Lavachet, which was wonderful and drew us down to the bottom from where we ‘skinned’ out. It was too good to stop and I haven’t skied it in such good conditions for a long time. From there we skied an very good Sachette, and although we had some stiffer snow in the middle section everyone creamed it and left perfect tracks. I had to high-tail it home as duty called this afternoon and although we were on the Aiguille Rouge at 12:45, Derek, Stephan and I made it down by 1:05 while Jean, John and Geoff skied at a more sensible speed.

Thomas and Andreas were both skiing again today and they both enjoyed an excellent Chardonnet and we later saw Andreas’ team of Peter and Mike in the Sache. Andreas skied on this afternoon while I had a great afternoon with Tony W pal John, who’s a terrific bloke.

The girls are off soon to watch the parade of the polo ponies with Mike and Laura while Andreas will be serving hot wine for his community service.

Well done Alistair and Angie yesterday who walked out of the Rosolin without ‘skins’. It was a brilliant effort and Chris was grateful for their sense of humour and good spirits. They managed to change their skis today, which was a good thing as we had two ‘skins’ today.

More cold weather is forecast for tomorrow but as long as the wind doesn’t get up we’ll manage. Stay tuned!

PS I’m off to Geoff’s for dinner followed by Man U v West Ham. Wish me luck! And thanks Jean for the great photos today.

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