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~ Tuesday 30th April 2013

 Long time, no blog. Must be Haute Route season! 

The first try started well with fresh tracks in the Vallée Blanche as a warm-up day. The rest of the week was a story of early starts to beat the heat, some great spring snow skiing, and afternoons relaxing and watching avalanches in the sun. Sadly, after a week of heat and blue sky the weather turned on Friday, leaving us skiing out to Arolla and taxiing back to Chamonix in heavy rain - a pity to not make Zermatt but still a great week and with plenty of adventure.

Early morning on the way up to the Col du Passon

Clear winners in the big ski competition


Avalanche debris beside Dixence dam

Pigne summit

Jeff shredding