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~ Friday 2nd October 2009

Just had 3 days in Grimentz with John and Nancy from "Itchy Feet" in Bath. Itchy Feet is a travel clothing and equipment retailer, with shops in Bath and London as well as online retailing, run by 2 people with vast travel and adventure experience and a real passion for getting out in the mountains, as well as beaches, deserts, oceans...

We'd been ski touring a couple of years ago, so it was good to see them back for more - this time, an introduction to alpine mountaineering and glacier travel. We went to the Moiry area - perfect terrain for learning the skills you need for glacier travel, and deserted at this time of year. 

Alpine rope work

On the Moiry glacier