Kathy and Mark's touring • November - February, 2017
OK, we'll admit to being out of touch for some months. Truly, we are not hiding, just catching our breath before we begin a fairly busy ski touring season.
We thought we would post a bunch of photos from some of this winter's outings. Full disclosure: we do have an ulterior motive, however. And that is to convince you that the snow season in the Alps so far is perhaps not as bad as you might have heard.
The winter season started rather normally, with a bit of snow here and there. But December proved to be as dry as a bone, and by the New Year, we were all feeling a bit anxious. A nice healthy snowstorm followed in early January. Things were looking up! But then another very cold, windy dry spell dominated central Europe once again. The wind blew much of the new snow away.
Eventually, the cold relented, the weather became warmer and more unsettled. Intermittent snowfalls that occurred in late January and early February helped. Now, as I write this, on February 4, more snow, considerably more, is in the forecast.
But even in a rather dry year, which we are so far "enjoying", we can still have lots of skiing fun.
So here are some pics which, hopefully, we convince you we are telling the truth!
You can click on the grey bars below to jump down the page to a particular trip, or just scroll though all of them.
|January 1, 2017 • Via Feratta des Evettes|
|January 9, 2017 • Touring above Punta Croce, Italy|
|January 17, 2017 • The Petit Croisse Baulet|
|January 20, 2017 • Rochers des Enclaves, Contamines|
|January 23, 2017 • Col de la Cicle, Contamines|
|January 25, 2017 • Col des Dards, Chamonix|
|January 29, 2017 • Aiguilles Crochues, East summit, Chamonix|
|February 1, 2017 • Glacier du Tour Noir, Chamonix|
|February 2, 2017 • Vallée Blanche, Chamonix|
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