Winter Returns to The Alps….

Just a quickie about current snow and weather conds here in the Alps – in short, it’s now bloody freezing!  We finished the Pierra Menta in spring like conds on Sunday, only to wake up monday morning to new snow in the valley floor and sub zero temperatures.

The pattern has continued all week, with significant snowfall in the western alps.  Our intro touring course this week involved several careful decisions on the avalanche front and a visit to Italy in order to get onto higher glacial terrain where there was a bit less fresh snow.

 Everything’s now set for a good Haute Route next week though…