MG Geninatti in the Calanques - October 18-22, 2014


The Vacher Family back in Chamonix • February 17-18, 2015

The Vacher family has a chalet in the Chamonix valley now, so they get over skiing when they can. They invited Kathy to show them around off piste again this year.

Other trips with the Vachers

Kate, Piers and Millie Vacher 2012
The Whole Vacher Family 2013

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Kate, Freddy and Bertie in the cable car of the Grands Montets.

Partway down the glacier, a pause to enjoy the views.

Back out into the sunshine!

Going for a steeper run.

On day 2 we headed up to the Aiguille du Midi, for a trip down the Vallee Blanche. The tunnel madness begins our day...


Enjoying the views and appreciating the sunshine too.

Bertie is ready to document the experience.

And the adventure begins—with the exposed ridge to start with, as always!

A bit more sheltered as we start down the zig-zags.

We had amazing weather and good, wintry, skier-packed snow.

The séracs below the Salle à Manger: exciting this year!

Definitely some no-fall zones through here, but not too hard!

Getting some speed on as we reach the Mer de Glace

We found a great spot for a picnic: warm, no wind, great views.

Refreshed, we're on our way again.

Some tight spots in the lower reaches of the Mer de Glace

The long trudge up the hill...

... to a well-earned break at Les Mottets! It's almost over now.

After skiing down the last trail and piste to town, Millie and Bertie show Kathy the ropes on the Alpine Luge

A great way to finish a day on the Vallée Blanche!

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