It was our last sunny day before some wind and hopefully snow move in and we took full advantage of it. The Aiguille Percee sector has been closed so Andreas, Chris and I decided to ‘skin’ up from the Palafour to access the Sache and it turned out to be a brilliant ski with great ambience and excellent snow. We needed to search for the strips of lovely deep frisset on the big slope and the snow was fantastic top-to-bottom. I tired a couloir-ish-type entrance that I can’t remember skiing before so that was fun and it was a cracking descent. Andreas came up with a great ‘sniff’ and booted up from the top of the Aiguille Rouge chair to access a traverse into the Cocaine and it was an excellent ‘stocking filler’. It’s always nice to come up something really good out of nothing, especially towards the end of the morning so Andreas will be feeling good about that one! Bravo Andreas! (First six photos are on the Cocaine) JM and Pietro were also skiing today as JM’s touring faithful have arrived.
Thanks to Johnnie Alpine for a fantastic football match last night between City and United followed by his stunning curry. What a game it was and probably the best match I’ve seen all season, and John’s curries never fail to impress. Thanks John!
Millie and Katie went into London with a few of their friends yesterday and they had a brilliant time. Millie phoned me in tears and I thought something dreadful had happened but it turns out one of her best pals Josh bought her a ticket to the Summer Festival Concert in Hyde Park on her birthday (July 11th) in which Taylor Swift is the last act, so they were tears of joy. What a relief! Josh is a United fan so they watched the last 30 minutes in Nandos and after receiving such a nice gift Millie had to watch with a smile on her face while Katie loves a good match and Rashford is one of her favourite players! Katie is off back to London this afternoon for a Christmas Concert at the O2 and she’s pretty excited as Taylor is closing the show. Have fun Kato!
Stay tuned for more news tomorrow and I’ll probably have my bad-weather camera out. Fingers crossed!