Monthly Archives: May 2016

Done

The highlight of my winter (Mont Buet, 12th April)

Another winter has been and gone for me.  As always, some friends are still skiing up high but it’s that time of year when skiing offers diminishing returns for me and I’m more interested in getting out on my bike.  I’m just back from a good few days’ riding in Finale and now in Glasgow for a week, and looking… [continue reading]

Rond

Andy: Deep in the exit couloir

Location: Aiguille du Midi
Snow: 30cm powder, some firm, some crusty
Weather: Sun & clouds, windy up high

Probably my last ski day of the winter today.  I wasn’t even going to ski but when a plan of West Couloir came together last night (another classic route I’ve not got round to skiing yet), I thought why not.  The plan… [continue reading]

Powder Closing Day

Angus: Deep on closing day

Location: Grands Montets
Snow: 35cm powder
Weather: Thick cloud, some sun

Closing day on Grands Montets already, and definitely the deepest snow I’ve ever had on a closing day.  Visibility was pretty poor so sticking to the rocks on the right side of Lavancher Bowl let us see just enough of the terrain, before three good laps off the Herse… [continue reading]

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