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~ Wednesday 30th April 2014

Just back from 2 nights up at the excellent Aiguilles Rouges hut, our last bit of training and acclimatising before the Patrouille des Glaciers. A last minute boot re-fit sorted some problems - thanks to Chevrier Sports in les Hauderes, who now have a boot stretching machine. Tactical faffing meant we had a track to follow to the hut, and were rewarded with a stunning day yesterday in deep fresh snow on the Pointe de Vouasson

With big skis and not roped up the skiing would have been great

Tuesday night we were the last visitors of the season at the hut, had a great meal, an entertaining night skiing session (roped, at night, in calf deep crust - nice) then a challenging ski down this morning. All set, we just need a weather window for the race...