It’s good to give the legs and lungs a bit of a workout sometimes. It was pretty hard pack in places today, could have done my with coutou (ski crampons) but managed OK.

Fantastic ski down off piste where it was good and on groomed runs where it wasn’t. The snow is surprisingly good on the north side of Grand Montet, well hammered by skiers but nice and grippy.

Looking down at Argentiere before the sun came up

Looking down at Argentiere before the sun came up

A deserted Grand Montet, perfect!

A deserted Grand Montet, perfect!

Windy at the col

Windy at the col

Chamonix in the shade

Chamonix in the shade