Apologies for the radio silence on here since the last post - nearly 2 months, and the time has just flown by, though sadly with very little skiing time due to work commitments and the impending arrival of Jr #2...
There are still turns to be had in the Alps though, with quite a few motivated teams still out earning some hot summer turns, not least a very impressive second descent of the Sentinel Rouge couloir on the South side of Mt Blanc (first skied by Toni Valeruz in '78 with a helicopter drop-off and pick-up (and only one or two known ascents, due to a major serac overhanging the route). The strong team of Tom Grant, Ben Briggs and Luca Pandolfi went in their usual ethical style (sans-heli), top work guys!
Meanwhile, we are already looking forward to next winter, and dates for www.offpisteskiing.com courses and adventures are starting to firm up, including a return to the magical Lofoten Islands in arctic Norway. Have a look here for more details, and don't hesitate to get in touch for more information.
Coming up soon on the blog: a review of the ABS Vario backpack system, as well as a run-through of Simon's current selection of skis.