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Wayne and Gill Watson.
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Wow, what a magnificent morning. Thomas, Pietro and I started with the Fontaine Froide onto the Epaule du Charvet, which was very good indeed and a positive test that pointed towards the Tour du Charvet. I had Michiel and his 13-year-old son Gaius, Pietro had Adam G, Barnaby and a new client Nick while Thomas was skiing with Tash’s girls team with a Doug and Victor thrown in, and everyone had a superb morning. Because the Manchet wasn’t running we needed to push out twice but that made sure we had the place to ourselves and it had to be one of the top five morning of the season. The Tour via TJ’s Shoulder was stunning top-to-bottom and the second time around we skied some off the steeper slopes to the skiers-left while Thomas skied the Couloir du Mont Blanc, which he thought was one of the top three or four Mont Blanc’s that he can remember. For a flat-light day the visibility was pretty good and we could ski and navigate comfortably all-morning long, and to top it all off we had an outstanding wildlife show with a herd of chamois perked above us on the cliffs. (See photos)

Unfortunately Anne tore some knee ligaments on their first run on the Epaule du Charvet and Chris and Nick accompanied her to the doctors. She’s in good spirits but what a disappointment. We all wish Anne a full and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her back again next season! Fourteen-year-old Julius in my group needed to pull out after the Epaule with a sore knee but he was able to continue to ski with his Mum and sister.

Tash’s team report another fantastic night in the Danois last night. I don’t usually go on a Wednesday but they said the couple playing were excellent and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves so I’ll stop by next week to check them out. And thanks to Johnnie Alpine for another great meal last night. I was tired and went home at halftime and missed a storming second half but I’m glad I had a good night’s and was running on all cylinders today because the Charvet doesn’t get much better! Stay tuned!!!

PS I don’t think Pietro really wants to go home!

PPS Well done to Chris and Thomas who both skied  late into the afternoon yesterday. Bravo boys!