With a few days off booked in for the mid-season I headed South this week for a couple of days ice climbing and skiing in the Hautes Alpes. A warm welcome st Stew & Sam's, along with plenty of laughs provided by the touring IRATA ice-climbing dream team made for a great couple of days. On Wednesday a small team headed out to an 'unnamed' resort for some powder hunting...
Stew hiking to the summit:
Sammy, Leila & John:
10 minutes from the lift, 1000m of perfect powder, and only a handful of tracks (mostly Stew, Kenny & John from the day before!):
Stew wielding his big lens:
Kenny & John scoping lines:
A pleasant slide out through the trees:
Stew & Sam's house is perfectly placed so you can slide right to the back door for a cup of tea & some cake...before heading off for another lap...: