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Wayne and Gill Watson.
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Fornet Again!!!

After avoiding the Fornet all season I’ve now had five days-in-a-row up there and they’ve all been excellent. Today Chris, Thomas and I headed to the Glacier Pers, which was excellent top-to-bottom, and the exit via the summer path above the gorge was beautiful. Thomas saved a group of tourers who were about to enter […]

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January Powder!!!

The Fornet has coughed up 4 excellent days in a row and like yesterday, we profited hugely today from Saturday night’s retour de l’est. The sun returned but it stayed remarkably cool today for the 8th of April and the snow resembled January powder and all the teams had a brilliant morning. (See photos) It’s […]

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Retour De L’Est

Radio Val announced 5cm’s of fresh snow overnight and with grey skies and very little new snow we weren’t expecting too much. We were just about to head to Tignes when Oli from Mountain Masters mentioned that he’d heard there was 40cm’s up on the Pisaillas so Chris, Thomas and I changed our minds and […]

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Facing The Dragon!!!

We had a team plan this morning but the foehn wind was incredibly fierce and with thick cloud building up on the Italian border Andreas, Thomas and I decided that Tignes might be a safer option. Chris had a private with a lovely Swedish couple and they wanted to try touring and Chris was adamant […]

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Another Fornet Day!!

The sun returned and since we’ve spent so little time at the Fornet this season the team headed up there and everyone had a great morning. My teamed skied the Grand Vallon, the Lower Signal, then two in the Pays Desert before finishing with a Col Pers and the funky exit. All the boys were […]

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Last ‘Pigs’ Gig!!!

I’m working all day today so may not have time for an update until later this evening but I hope to see you all at Le Petit Danois tonight for our last gig with Paul and Hugo. See you there! What a day it turned out to be! The skiing this morning was stunning with […]

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It’s A Goner!!!

We had tricky conditions today with a minimal freeze, overcast skies and a strong foehn wind blowing, and no new snow to work with. With limited options I decided to take my team back to the Sachette to have a look for my radio but we couldn’t find it. I sent Adam and Sim down […]

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Lost Radio!!!

Today was much better than forecast as we had enough diluted sunshine to soften the snow and the visibility was better than expected. (See photos) I was having a jolly good time until I realised that I’d lost my radio so I left my team at the top of the Les Brevieres bubbles and retraced […]

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Too Good Not To!!!

Yesterday was so good I decided on a return visit today and with a slight breeze and a thin cloud cover the snow didn’t soften quite as quickly but the skiing was still excellent. We all know that Andreas enjoys a good couloir and it was nice to watch his face light up with appreciation […]

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‘TW’

With the hour time change I was a little worried about what to do as the snow has been slow to soften during the past week and starting earlier wasn’t going to help, but in the end it worked out well and eventually in our favour. Thomas and I were the only ones working this […]

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