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Arolla Snow

~ Wednesday 24th November 2010

More skiing today. Lots of fresh snow on Monday has covered all the tracks so it was a long slog to the top of Arolla, calf-deep breaking trail above 2500m. Worth the effort though for 1000m of fresh tracks. More snow forecast...

First turns of the Winter

~ Friday 19th November 2010

 Today at Arolla! Untracked boot deep snow, blue skies, no-one else...OK it was a bit rocky lower down but worth the effort. 

Yak Trekking

~ Wednesday 17th November 2010

I've been meaning for a while to post a link to this great website Yak Shu Lo Ché . It's local dialect for "Yaks on the rock" - an apt name as the hamlet of la Giette is high on the hill overlooking Evolene and les Hauderes. Living year round in this beautiful location, with no road access all winter, Rosula and André have a herd of Himalayan Yaks and run treks across the Swiss Alps with the Yaks carrying your load which sounds a great way to travel. They also do Tai Chi workshops, painting, wood-carving, pottery, sell Yak-wool clothes, run a building business...

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