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~ Saturday 7th April 2012

 Success against the odds last week on the Chamonix Zermatt Haute Route. After a great warm up day we set off from Argentiere with fingers crossed for the weather...the forecast wasn't good!

All went well though, the bad weather not arriving until we were safely in the Dix hut. Next morning we woke to 25cm of fresh snow and a mass retreat over the Pas de Chevre. Optimistically we slogged up to the Vignettes hut in the afternoon. Again the forecast was mixed but happily Friday dawned clear and we skied powder to Zermatt under blue skies - a great end to the week!

Sound advice from the Dix hut

The retreat from the Dix