Tom Hoehn, Col des Dards tour • February 12, 2019

Tom Hoehn, alumnus of Kathy's 2016 Chamonix to Zermatt glacier trek, made it over to Chamonix from his home in Zurich, for a bit of ski touring training with Kathy (and Mark accompanied as support and photographer).

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21st century technology! How we love it! Route previewing while awaiting the lift opening at La Flégère.


Waiting "patiently" for a somewhat late opening on the chairlift.


At last we're underway! Gorgeous day in the mountains.


A stiff and bitter NE wind deterred us from our plan A, a tour behind the ridge of the Aiguilles Rouges. Instead we chose a more conservative option of touring up above Lac Blanc.


Heading over to our new and improved objective.


Not too shabby!


Getting up high above the lake.


And higher still...


Sticking to wind-sheltered slopes, and avoiding the busier bowl nearby the snow was pretty darn good on the descent!




Tom likes it too!


The Mont Blanc massif is impressive viewed from this side.


First tracks are not hard to find back here.


And more....


And more!!!


And still more!!!! Getting boring? Not to us!!!


OK, we paid a price on the descent, the last bit down to the ski area was pretty concrete-like and tricky in a warm afternoon sun. But still fun, in a sick sort of way, if you like that kind of thing. Thanks Tom for getting out and about with us!