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Wayne and Gill Watson.
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A Morning On ‘Skins’ !!!

It was time to get the ‘skins’ out again and we had a cracking morning. Great scenery, solitude and jolly good snow too!

Henry and I headed for a double ‘skin’ on the Crete du Genepy followed by Mont Roup. It had heated up significantly yesterday making Mont Roup potentially tricky but we were rewarded with some excellent snow. (See photos)

I ran into Chris coming out of the Charvet with his group of Ski Club gentleman. They don’t have ‘skins’ so Chris traversed from the Borsat to ski near the Cabin. I haven’t seen him all week so we rode a chair together and had a little catch up.

Thomas headed towards Tignes along with Jerome and Yann and I’ll stay in ‘code-mode’ in case I need their itineraries tomorrow. (emoji!)

I’ve got to say I was really tired today during and after our ‘skinning’. I’m not sure if it’s still the affects of my Covid infection or not. It took at least a month to get over it and lately I’ve felt pretty strong again. But today was tiring and there wasn’t that much walking.

I’m skiing again tomorrow before heading down to Lyon to get Katie. I can hardly wait and we’ve a fun week planned.

More sun is forecast for tomorrow before some snow on Friday. Ten centimetres without wind would be wonderful. Fingers crossed and stay tuned!

PS For the first time since the rain in December we are seeing avalanche activity again. The rain purged the mountain and we’ve had the luxury of skiing around with relatively low avalanche risk. It’s been between 1 and 2 out of 5 since the rain. But the warning signs are there and plaques have been popping out over the past few days. I took a photo of a plaque that was triggered from distance yesterday afternoon. After such a long period of stability we need to be on out toes!

PPS And a big Happy 80th to Gill’s Mum Liz. Many happy returns and I hope you have a great day Liz!