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Wayne and Gill Watson.
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Enough snow fell yesterday to clean up the weekend’s carnage and with clear skies at altitude JM, Thomas and my groups had a stunning morning at the Fornet. Besides a ten-minute ‘skin’ and a couple of little ‘step-ups’ it was gravity fed all the way and an excellent maximum-turn session. We skied two in the Combe du 3300, one in the Pays Desert (with ‘skin’ to access a virgin sector), and a brilliant Col Pers where we skied one pitch that must have between 125 and 150-turns! It’s been a long time since we’ve had this sort of snow-cover so early in the season and to ski the Col Pers to the bottom without worrying about rocks bodes well for the rest of the season.

I had Derek’s son Gregor skiing with us today and I think Gregor deserved a ‘Man-of-the-Match’ award for his performance today, bravo Gregor. And we had Stuart along with us who last skied with us in our early Alpine days, which is going back quite a long way. Stuart is here for the season so we look forward to seeing more of him and I thought it was a toss-up between Richard F, Derek, and Simon for the photo of-the-day.

Thanks to Pete-the-Trucker and David B for getting in touch to let me know that Doctor Karl is still alive and kicking. Apparently he’s off doing some scientific research in Antarctica and will return to Up All Night sometime in the future. Because Pete is often driving through the night he tunes into Rhod and his guests regularly. Thanks for the info boys!

Stay tune for more news and photos tomorrow!

PS Thanks to Johnnie Alpine for football and curry last night!